Accepted by more than 9,000 colleges, universities, agencies, and other institutions in more than 130 countries around the world, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is one of the two major English-language tests in the world. The TOEFL is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the largest educational testing company in the world.
The TOEFL was initially developed to measure the English language proficiency of non-native English language speakers who wish to study at universities in the US. Today, it is accepted by many colleges and universities all over the world as a measure of English language proficiency.
Since 2005, the TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) has gradually replaced the computer-based tests (CBT) and the paper-based tests (PBT). The CBT was discontinued in September 2006. However, the PBTs are still used in certain areas.