TOEFL® and TOEIC® Programs Set Global Standard for English-Language Assessment
Princeton, N.J. (April 23, 2013) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS) last year administered approximately eight million English-language assessments through its TOEFL® and TOEIC® assessment programs. The assessments are used by more than 22,000 organizations in 150 countries.
Today, as the United Nations celebrates English Language Day, there are almost two billion English-language speakers around the world. English has become an increasingly important international language used by people from different geographic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to communicate with each other. As such, the need for assessing English-language proficiency for the global workplace and educational institutions continues to grow. As the world leader in English-language assessments, ETS's TOEFL and TOEIC tests meet this demand.
"Global businesses, educational institutions and government entities need to recruit highly qualified candidates that will be able to perform in a competitive environment," said David Hunt, ETS Vice President and COO of ETS's Global division. "The TOEFL and TOEIC tests help these institutions make well-informed decisions regarding applicants' abilities to effectively communicate across borders."
The TOEFL test is the international standard — used by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies — for measuring academic English proficiency at the university level. Moreover, the TOEFL test measures how well an individual is able to combine listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. The assessment offers a comprehensive and reliable tool to measure the English proficiency skills of individuals from around the world.