TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL is an English language assessment test. It is a required qualification for those whose native language is not English and they wish to study a course in English at a higher academic institution.

It consists of four sections:

Reading: Three to four texts followed by 36 to 56 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 to 80 minutes.

Listening: 34 to 51 questions based on listening material to be answered in 60 to 90 minutes.

Speaking: Responses to questions based on texts and listening material to be completed in 20 minutes.

Writing: Two pieces of writing based on texts and listening material to be completed in 50 minutes.

Detailed information about the TOEFL can be found at


At Proficiency Centre every student prepares for the TOEFL individually because he or she starts at a different level and aims for a different score. This is how our students achieve the best results at such a specialised assessment test as the TOEFL.

Lessons for the TOEFL preparation last ten weeks. During the first eight weeks each student does two 90-minute lessons per week. Apart from the lessons, students write a large number of revision tests on the syllabus covered. Extra work and exercises are provided to address each student's weak areas. During the last two weeks students write practice tests, both paper-based and computer-based, to revise all the work covered and to become completely familiar with the test format. For those students who can afford the time, the test-writing period can be extended for a further two weeks at no extra cost.

Our experience has taught us that each individual student is unique. That is why we have devised our exclusive teaching system: Individual Tuition in Total Immersion. Every student starts with the same syllabus, but this syllabus is then extended differently to meet his or her individual demands. The aim for success in the TOEFL Examination is common among all candidates; the path that leads to that success is different for each student.