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What is the TOEIC?
TOEIC is the Test of English for International Communication. It is an English language proficiency test for non-native speakers. The test takes two hours and has 200 questions divided into Listening and Reading sections. The test is multiple choice.

Who should take the TOEIC?
This test is useful for people who use English in their workplace and everyday life. In fact, in some countries companies will ask to see a TOEIC score before giving someone a job or a promotion at work. The TOEIC is also useful for students who want an objective way to measure improvement in some of their English skills. That means as you learn more English, each time you take the test, you will get a higher score. This will show you that your listening, grammar, reading, and vocabulary skills have improved.

How can I prepare for the TOEIC while I am in the IEC program?
There are several things you can do to prepare for the TOEIC:

  • Sign up for a TOEIC elective class.  This elective class is offered on Friday mornings for students in IEC General Levels 103 through 105.
  • Go to the ALI Computer Lab (GW 2519) during Open Lab hours and ask the Computer Lab teacher for TOEIC preparation books and tapes. You can work independently in the computer lab on your TOEIC skills.
  • Sign up for and attend the TOEIC Preparation Workshop offered to IEC students each semester.

Can I take the TOEIC in San Diego?
The TOEIC is usually offered twelve times a year, on one Saturday of every month. The TOEIC Internet site has information for people interested in taking the test while they are in the United States. At this Internet site you can do the following things:

  1. Find out more information about the TOEIC
  2. Find out the places in San Diego where you can take the TOEIC
  3. Find out what dates and times the test will be offered
  4. Find out the deadlines for registering for the test
  5. Register for an official TOEIC at the testing place you choose

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