About TOEIC Test
For more than 30 years the TOEIC test has been the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. The TOEIC tests, including the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are used by more than 10,000 businesses, organizations and government agencies in 120 countries. In 2010, more than six million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, establishing the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace. For more information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program visit www.ets.org/toeic.
The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) was conceived in Japan and created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a U.S. nonprofit test development institution, as a common global yardstick for measuring English skills. Since the first TOEIC Secure Program (SP) test was implemented in December 1979, the test has been adopted not only throughout Japan but around the world as the global standard for English communication skill assessment. Many companies, schools, and other organizations, as well as individuals, are currently utilizing the test as an effective way to raise the motivation to study, and as an opportunity to check the English skill levels of their workers and students. The test is administered in some 120 countries around the world.
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests have recently been added to the TOEIC program. These tests complement the TOEIC Listening and Reading test, allowing for a full assessment of a person's ability to communicate in English across all four language skills.
- Persons from around the world wishing to work, study or settle in the U.K. can use the TOEIC test to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas.
- See U.K. visa TOEIC score requirements >