What is TOEFL?

What is TOEFL?

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL iBT® test assesses candidates' language abilities to use and understand English at a college level. More than 35 million people worldwide have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English proficiency. The test evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing in an academic context.


Cambridge Institut München is an authorized test center that regularly administers TOEFL tests on behalf of Prometric. Prometric is a global leader in technology-driven test and assessment solutions for organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies.

TOEFL Test Format

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test that assesses the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. Many universities in English-speaking countries, especially in the USA, recognize this test as an admission requirement. Nowadays, over 9,000 international universities and agencies rely on TOEFL test scores for admission decisions.

The TOEFL test consists of four sections:

  • Reading Comprehension (assessing reading comprehension)
  • Listening Comprehension (evaluating listening skills)
  • Speaking (measuring communication ability)
  • Written Expression (evaluating the ability to write an essay in response to a given topic in English)

Grammar is assessed in all four test sections. The first two sections use a multiple-choice format for responses. The test duration is a maximum of 4.5 hours.

Results are categorized as follows:

  • A1: 9 to 29
  • A2: 30 to 42
  • B1: 43 to 71
  • B2: 72 to 94
  • C1: 95 to 120 
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Even with good English skills, achieving the desired result requires targeted preparation. In particular, the TOEFL test, with its unique format, demands systematic preparation by qualified language trainers. The Cambridge Institute, with over 60 years of experience in exam preparation and administration, is your competent partner when it comes to TOEFL.