Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
 Home  (206) 934-4050  Ask the Library  Book a Study Room  Schedule a Research Appointment  Library Account/Renew
We are open for summer quarter from 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday and offer remote services Friday, 9am-12pm.
Find details on borrowing, tech equipment, course reserves, research and reference help, & instructional support at 2022 LIBRARY SERVICES.

Test Prep: IELTS & TOEFL

Resources and support for ACT, GED, GRE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, and SAT

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: 

Online Resources

Online Library Resources