Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. It also evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

The TOEFL iBT test is given in English and administered via the internet. There are 4 sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) which take a total of about 4 ½ hours to complete, including check-in.

During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine your English communication skills, such as:

  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question.
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question.
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question.

TOEFL Ibt Test Sections

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60–80 minutes 36–56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least 1 question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least 1 essay, and complete at least 1 Speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL iBT test, administered via the internet, you will receive 4 scaled section scores and a total score:

  Reading Section (Score of: 0–30), Listening Section (Score of: 0–30), Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30), Writing Section (Score of: 0–30)

  Total Score (0–120)

There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual higher education institutions and agencies set their own score requirements. TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test within 12 days of your existing appointment.

The TOEFL test can be taken by; 

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution.
  • English-language learning program admissions.
  • Scholarship and certification candidates.
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas.

The TOEFL test has over 50 test dates per year at authorized test centers around the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment. The registration fee is due each time you register for a test date.

TOEFL TEST TIME TABLE 2018 – 2019

Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Kampala TOEFL iBT $195

Sat. – Mar 09, 2019
Sat. – Mar 16, 2019
Sat. – Mar 30, 2019
Sat. – Apr 06, 2019
Sat. – Apr 13, 2019
Sat. – May 11, 2019
Sat. – May 18, 2019
Sat. – Jun 01, 2019
Sat. – Jun 15, 2019
Sat. – Jun 29, 2019

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

The TOEFL test is:

  • Preferred in the United States. 9 out of 10 U.S. universities prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests, and U.S. universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English-language tests combined.
  • More popular in Canada. More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests. Canadian universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English-language tests combined.
  • 100% accepted in Australia and New Zealand. TOEFL scores are accepted by all Australian and New Zealand universities and for all Australian and New Zealand immigration.
  • Preferred in France and Germany. French and German universities prefer the TOEFL test and receive more TOEFL scores than any other English-language test.
  • Widely accepted in the U.K. More than 90% of universities in the U.K. accept TOEFL scores, including 100% of the elite Russell Group universities, providing a fair and unbiased alternative.