TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is an internationally recognized English language test. The TOEIC is similar to the TOEFL, but is focused on business English, thus the use of English in business, work, organizations and enterprises.
TOEIC is recognized by more than 10,000 organizations in over 120 countries. TOEIC was developed by the U.S. organization ETS (Educational Testing Service) as an American language standard for business English (or English in the working environment). It was done more than 6 million TOEIC tests.
TOEIC test is divided into two basic parts (they can be passed independently of each other). The result is a score, which assigns the applicant to the adequate level of English A1-C2 (according to CEFR):
- TOEIC Listening & Reading
- TOEIC Speaking & Writing
There is also a TOEIC BridgeTM that is designed for beginners and intermediates.
Use of the TOEIC in practice: The aim of the test is to assess the level of English knowledge, in particular employees or applicants. TOEIC so unlike to TOEFL is used mainly in the organizations and companies.