Tuesday June 6, 2006

UD Offers Internet-based TOEFL

University of Dayton Now Approved to Offer the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, via the Internet.

The University of Dayton is now an approved ETS (Educational Testing Service) certified test administration site for Internet-based testing, and will begin administering the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, via the Internet beginning June 16.

For test dates throughout 2006, see http://international.udayton.edu. To register, call 1-800-468-6335 or visit www.toefl.org.

According to the ETS Website, the TOEFL test opens more doors than any other academic English test. More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the appropriate English skills.

TOEFL measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

The TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The test helps students demonstrate they have the English skills needed for success.

TOEFL iBT emphasizes integrated skills and provides better information to institutions about students' ability to communicate in an academic setting and their readiness for academic coursework. With Internet-based testing, ETS can capture speech and score responses in a standardized manner.

According to Anita Middleton, TOEFL iBT administrator at UD, online registration and online score reporting make it easier for students to register for TOEFL and receive their test scores.

For more information about studying English as a second language, visit http://iep.udayton.edu.

For more information on TOEFL iBT, contact Anita Middleton at 937-229-3330.