Jiu Jik (Issue 1039) When you think of international English assessments, TOEFL or IELTS may come to mind. These assessments mainly focus on assessing candidates’ academic English proficiency and do not assess students’ ability to communicate effectively in English. For workplace English, the TOEIC® tests (Test of English for International Communication) are widely used all over the world. Many organizations and companies worldwide rely on the TOEIC® tests to assess employee’s English communication skills.
What are the TOEIC® tests?
ETS, an industry leader in English-language assessment for over 60 years, designed the TOEIC® tests to measure workplace English skills. For more than 30 years, over 10,000 organizations (businesses, government agencies, universities and vocational schools) in 120 countries rely on the TOEIC® tests to demonstrate English proficiency and help them get ahead of the competition. More than 6 million TOEIC® tests were administrated in 2011.