The TOEIC test: an internationally recognised English language certification

Although the terms "English: read and spoken" on your CV may seem ambiguous, they can strengthen your application and increaseyour your chances of getting into graduate school or finding a job.

The TOEIC: an internationally recognized English language certification

The TOEIC (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most widely used English language proficiency test in the world. It is used by more than 14,000 companies and organizations in over 160 countries for recruitment, career management, and credentialing. Note that a TOEIC certificate is valid for two years. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 to C1 are used to correlate TOEIC test results. The CEFR is a common framework for establishing levels of language proficiency. Click on for more information.

Take the TOEIC test to assess your English profociency level

There are several types of TOEIC exams, depending on the skills to be tested. Note that there is no pass/fail ratio. Each TOEIC test will provide you with a score that establishes your level of proficiency and attests to your ability to meet the requirements of a job or admission to a higher education program. The TOEIC Bridge test assesses your reading and speaking skills and is designed for beginners. The TOEIC Writing and Speaking test assesses your writing and speaking skills. The TOEIC Reading and Listening test assesses your reading and listening skills and is the most common one. It lasts two hours and is divided into two sections, each with 100 multiple choice questions and each section is scored on a 495 scale, for a total score of 990.

TOEIC score: demonstrating your proficiency in the English language

As described above, TOEIC certification demonstrates your level of English. This score will be the best argument on your CV or for the training project or job you are considering. It will be reliable and accurate. You will be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills. Another reason to take the TOEIC is to improve your English language skills. The CEFR B2 level, which corresponds to 785 points on the TOEIC, is widely desired by companies and educational institutions. Source: TOEIC Reading and Listening Score Interpretation Grid For example, to apply for a LEA (applied foreign language) degree, the Parcoursup requirements state that you must have a very good level in at least two foreign languages (level B2) in addition to French. A good command of English (minimum B2) is also essential for a degree in international management. 

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