TOEIC or Test of English for International Communication is a test of English language being carried out in many countries. It is specially designed to judge the everyday English skills of people who want to work in an international environment.
Types of TOEIC
TOEIC consists of two types of tests. First is the TOEIC Listening and Reading Tests, which consists of different comprehension assessment activities. The comprehension is divided into two equal parts of 990 score in total.
One of these comprehension tests consists of listening comprehension and the other is reading comprehension. The candidates obtain score on a scale of 5 to 495, which later adds to a total score of 990.
These scores are furthermore demonstrated according to a specific color allotted to them.
For a score between 10 and 215, the color allotted is ORANGE
For a score between 220 and 465, the color allotted is BROWN
For a score between 470 and 725, the color allotted is GREEN
For a score between 730 and 850, the color allotted is BLUE
For a score between 855 and 990, the color allotted is GOLD
The second type of TOEIC is the newer TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test, which was introduced in the year 2006. It consists of various parameters to measure the English skills of a candidate. It includes pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, fluency, overall coherence and structure, which make up for a score of 400 in total.
Candidates get separate scores for speaking and writing. They also get an option to appear for the speaking test only, leaving the writing test. It approximately takes 20 minutes to complete this test; however the writing test takes 60 minutes. Further, each of these tests comprises of 200 marks which are then added to a total of 400.
Another type of TOEIC is the TOEIC Bridge test, which is a simplified version. It is designed for beginners and intermediate speakers. Time duration for TOEIC bridge test is 1 hour approximately and consists of 100 multiple choice questions.
It is important to note for the students that many institutes also conduct a personal version of TOEIC to measure the candidates on their own parameters. This kind of Institutional TOEIC test is conducted in the time and locations decided by the institute.
Countries accepting TOEIC Test
Several countries accept the TOEIC test, such as United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea. The TOEIC Bridge test was conducted in Chile in the year 2010.
For more information, please visit www.ets.org/toeic