Test Of English For International Communication (TOEIC)

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There are many tests that are developed to examine the ability of non-English speakers to use English. One of these tests, which focuses on the use of English in daily work is the Test of English for International Communication or TOEIC.

The test itself assesses listening and reading the candidates, two hours long, consisting of 200 questions, and the total score of the test is between 10 and 990 points, where half of them are attributed to reading comprehension and a half listening comprehension. Candidates who pass the test receive a certificate in one of five possible colors - orange, brown, green, blue or gold. The certificate of orange indicates that between 10 and 215 points were scored, while the gold certificate indicates that between 860 and 990 points were scored.

Although the idea of this particular test has its origins in the 70s of last century, its latest version, which includes speaking and writing sections, was introduced in 2006. For the listening section, speakers are hired from Britain, North America, Australia and New Zealand and the candidate may choose not to take the speaking part. This adaptation of the TOEIC is awarded between zero and two hundred points and eight levels are used to group candidates based on their speaking and reading skills. Some organizations and institutions have adopted and extended the TOEIC to include sections that are important to their perspective candidates.

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The TOEIC test is extremely popular in Japan and nearly 1.5 million men and Japanese women are taken each year - then the test could be taken two ways. Candidates can take the test in a testing center at a date announced or to any of the various agencies that administer the test, however, is also done in accordance with the recommendations of a steering committee.

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