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The TOEFL formally known as Test Of English as a Foreign Language, is a test of an individual's ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. The test is designed and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and TOEFL is a registered trademark of ETS. It was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to study at U.S. universities. It has become an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. TOEFL scores are valid for two years, after then they are no longer reported.  ( the rest of the Wikipedia entry here ...)

Learning Resources


TOEFL iBT Tips and  Sample Questions are productions of ETS, the administrator of the test.

TOEFL - information and guide.

English for Academic Purpose from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

List of qualified institutions around the world - to become a certified ToEFL teacher.

Interactive/ Practical

Test Preparation from Ohio University

Test Preparation Exercise Online from Learn4Good

Test Practice from English Test

Test Preparation from Test Magic

Listening and Pronunciation Practice from ESL Lab


British English - Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary English - Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Oxford Dictionaries

American English - Merriam Webster Online Language Center - UltraLingua's Web Dictionary - Enchanted Learning Picture Dictionary

Kaplan. Kaplan TOEFL Vocabulary Quiz Book. Kaplan Publishing, 2008.
Service, Educational Testing. Official Guide to the TOEFL Test With CD-ROM, 4th Edition. McGraw Hill Professional, 2012.


 Private English Portal videos tutorials for English in general and the prepartion for the TOEFL test, in particular. A selection of the site owner Steve Ford's videos are given below:


Videos by Ouliogroove

TOEFL Speaking - Ouliogroove

TOEFL Listening - Ouliogroove

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