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ESL Tests

The TOEFL iBT stands for Test of English as a foreign language internet based test.  It’s give on fixed dates around 30-40 times a year at different testing locations internationally.  It consists of a reading, listening, speaking, and writing components.   It takes a total of 3 hours to complete and all sections. It’s used mostly by colleges and universities but is also sometimes used by government agencies and businesses.

TOEIC stands for “Test of English for International Communication.”  Its audience is for testing people using English on an everyday environment.  It has recently been changed to the “new TOEIC.”   It consists of a listening and reading section.  It takes approximately 2 ½ hours to complete.  It’s scaled along students to earn up to a 400.

The IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.  It tests listening, reading, writing and speaking.   It’s used by Academic institutions as well as employers use to evaluate English skills.  It’s administered up to 4 times a month at over 500 locations.  It takes about 3 hours to complete the test.  People who take the test are ranked on a scale of 0-9.