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Test Prep: IELTS & TOEFL

Overview

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a British English based placement test that measures English proficiency for non-native speakers.

  • The exam is taken in-person
  • The exam contains four components
    • Reading - 60 minutes
    • Listening - 30 minutes
    • Speaking - 11-14 minutes
      • The speaking portion is in-person 
    • Writing - 60 minutes
      • The writing portion is hand-written

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an American English based placement test that measures English proficiency for non-native speakers.

  • The exam is online and is taken on a computer at ETS-authorized test centers
  • The exam contains four components
    • Reading - 60-80 minutes
    • Listening - 60-90 minutes
    • Speaking - 20 minutes
      • The speaking portion is through the computer
    • Writing - 50 minutes 
      • The writing portion is typed

On-campus Resources

For more detailed information regarding the IELTS or TOEFL placement testing: 

Library Resources

IELTS test prep books available at the Seattle Central Library

 

TOEFL test prep books available at the Seattle Central Library

Online Resources