TOEFL

Advice

If you have any questions about TOEFL, please send an email to toefl@uni-bremen.de

or come to one of our English advisory sessions - the current times can be found here.

PREPARE FOR TOEFL WITH AN ENGLISH COURSE

Maybe you have to achieve a particular score in the TOEFL iBT or prove you have a particular level but do not yet have that level of competence.

Your first step is to take the Dialang diagnostic test and then bring your results to one of our English advisory sessions or send them to englischfzhb(at)uni-bremen.de so that we can give you some advice on how to prepare for the TOEFL test.

The best way for you to prepare for the TOEFL iBT depends on your current language level and how much time you have, among other things.

The course "Preparing for TOEFL iBT and improving your Academic English Skills (entry level B 2.2)" (please scroll down the page to the relevant section) offers intense, direct preparation for the test. 

The courses listed below will equip you with the academic English required for the test
(please scroll down the page to the relevant section).

Advanced English for Academic Purposes C1.1 (entry level B 2.3) 

Advanced Academic English: Listening and Speaking Skills C 1.2 (entry level C 1.1)

Advanced Academic English: Reading and Writing Skills C 1.2 (entry level C 1.1)

These courses are offered as regular courses (15 weeks, 90 minutes per week) and also as intensive courses in the semester break (2 weeks, 4 hours of teaching per day).

We also recommend that you practise with the MacmillanCampus online study portal.

Independent preparation for the test

Test dates and registration

To register for the test dates listed below, go to the official TOEFL website

The test costs US$ 245.00. Payment must be made via the TOEFL website.

The next test dates at the FZHB are:

  • September 28, 2019
  • October 19,2019
  • November 23, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • January 4, 2020
  • January 11, 2020
  • January 18, 2020
  • February 1, 2020
  • February 15, 2020
  • March 7, 2020
  • March 14, 2020
  • March 28, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • April 25, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • May 30, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
  • June 20, 2020

You may take the TOEFL iBT(r) test as often as you want, the only stipulation is that the tests must be at least 12 days apart.

You will receive the result of the TOEF iBT approx. 2 weeks after the test date.

Structure of the TOEFL iBT test

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test is a standardised test which tests the English language competence of non-native English speakers. It is a pre-admission requirement to study at many universities in English-speaking countries, especially in the USA.

In its current form (iBT) the test has four parts:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Listening Comprehension
  3. Speaking
  4. Written Expression

Grammar is tested in all four parts. Most of the questions are multiple choice.

Tips on how to prepare for the TOEFL test can be found on the left of this page.

Validity of certificate

Certificates are valid for up to two years after the date of the test.