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Want to study abroad? Why you should take the TOEFL

May 27, 2010 16:12 IST

What: The TOEFL is now the most widely recognised English-language assessment worldwide with more than 7,500 colleges and universities in more than 130 countries (including the US, Canada, UK and Australia) accepting it as an accurate and comprehensive measure to assess the English-language proficiency of non-native speakers.

About the test
The TOEFL test is the only English-language assessment that incorporates both human and automated scoring to provide a fair and valid measure of an applicant's ability to communicate in English. Moreover, every TOEFL test is scored by a network of reviewers who are continuously monitored to ensure objective and reliable scores.

The TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 test administration sites in 165 countries. Students can now receive their scores online within two weeks, making the testing process more efficient and user friendly.

A complete listing of the more than 7,500 colleges and universities that currently accept TOEFL scores can be found at the TOEFL Destinations Directory ( More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips, and sample questions, is available on the TOEFL Go Anywhere website (

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