TOEIC Overview

TOEIC Overview:

The TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) English is the primary test used in the world today. For students of intermediate to advanced English, which measures the ability to speak, read and understand Business English or English used in the workplace. Under the ETS, the creators of the TOEIC test, more than 4.5 million people a year take the test to gain employment or advance their careers in business, educational institutions and government agencies.
The TOEIC test has changed to reflect new test approaches. These changes are not the same in all countries, so it is important to review the current situation in their own country.
There are currently two different types of TOEIC:
  • Listening and Reading TOEIC test
  • The TOEIC speech and writing
Each test is administered separately. In other words, there may be a couple of weeks gap between the dates specified for each of the previous reviews.
Originally, the only TOEIC test consisted of listening and reading. Then, around May 2006, changes were made in the test as offered in Japan and Korea, where the test is very popular.
Today, in Canada and the U.S., the classic (or more) TOEIC Listening and Speaking test is still offered when the test is offered in the local language schools for their own students.
However, the official website of the test or Public Open the New TOEIC Listening and Reading test is offered, which is slightly different from the classic version. Moreover, in these countries can now be submitted to the TOEIC test oral and written, which is a relatively new addition.
Therefore, if a student has appeared for both the TOEIC Listening and Reading TOEIC and oral and written test, he or she has been evaluated in the four language skills.
Both versions of the TOEIC Listening and writing are of the same duration - two hours, while the oral and written TOEIC test is about 80 minutes.