Did you know that there are various tests that check person's command of the English language? Read the article to learn about the differences of the two main English language tests: TOEFL and TOEIC.

Who Uses the Results?

The results of the TOEFL test are important for the colleges and universities who accept foreign students or offer exchange programs, as well as for the students themselves.

The results of the TOEIC test are used by the training, human resources managers, recruiters at some international corporations, employees who apply for a job position in such corporations and different language schools/programs.

Test Levels

Both tests have two proficiency levels tested. In TOEFL there are

• Pre-TOEFL ITP - high beginning to intermediate
• TOEFL ITP - low intermediate to advanced.

In TOEIC there are

• TOEIC Bridge - high beginning to intermediate
• TOEIC IP - low intermediate to advanced

Characteristics of the Test

TOEFL checks the command of academic and spoken English language. It consists of 140 multiple-choice questions, for which one can receive a score of 310-677 points in total (including 30-68 for listening comprehension, 30-68 for grammar in use, 30-67 for reading comprehension). The test lasts 115 minutes.

TOEIC focuses on the English language, which prevails in the business sphere and global workplace. It consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, which are to be answered in 2 hours. The possible score results vary from 10 to 990 (5-495 for listening comprehension and 5-495 for reading comprehension).


TOEFL scores are usually ready to be handed in after 3 to 5 days from the test completions (up to 7 days in the US). There is a possibility of urgent score calculation when needed for the extra fee. Scores may come in individual score reports as well as institution score reports and rooster.

TOEIC results can also be turned back in the form of individual score reports, score roosters or even certificates if an additional payment is provided. The scores come in 3 to 5 days and the process of score calculation may be facilitated (on demand with the additional fee provided).