What does a TOEIC Preparation Course Provide?

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is an internationally recognised English language examination designed to test the everyday English skills of people who use English in their workplace and in an international environment.

The TOEIC Course programme

This course includes 20 lessons per week in the mornings of TOEIC preparation (or 22 lessons in the US centres) with the option to take an additional 8 lessons in the afternoons of General English for a more intensive programme.

These four-week preparation courses for the Reading & Listening TOEIC paper at our US and Canadian centres have various start dates per year. Both US centres are also test centres for the examination.

The TOEIC Exam

Examinations are held approximately every month.

This English language test consists of two papers, Speaking & Writing and Reading & Listening.

Speaking & Writing

The TOEIC Speaking & Writing test is designed to properly assess the student’s ability to actually use the English language in the workplace. Although this part of the exam reflects actual English use in the workplace, no prior specialist business term knowledge is expected or required on the part of the student. The test covers the following areas:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Organisation
  • General coherence

Listening & Reading

This two-hour multiple choice test consists of two hundred questions that are evenly divided between the following two areas:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension

Following the completion of this exam, students will be scored on each section between 5 and 495 points. The total exam score is then calculated on a scale between 10 and 990 points after which students will receive one of 5 possible colour-coded TOEIC Certificates - Gold, Blue, Green, Brown or Orange - depending on their test results.

The scoring system for the TOEIC Exam is as follows:

  • 10 - 180 No Useful Proficiency
  • 185 - 250 Memorised Proficiency
  • 255 - 400 Elementary Proficiency
  • 405 - 600 Elementary Proficiency Plus
  • 605 - 780 Limited Working Proficiency
  • 785 - 900 Working Proficiency Plus
  • 905 - 990 International Proficiency