The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) was conceived in Japan and created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a U.S. nonprofit test development institution, as a common global yardstick for measuring English skills. Since the first TOEIC Secure Program (SP) test was implemented in December 1979, the test has been adopted not only throughout Japan but around the world as the global standard for English communication skill assessment.

Many companies, schools, and other organizations, as well as individuals, are currently utilizing the test as an effective way to raise the motivation to study, and as an opportunity to check the English skill levels of their workers and students. The test is administered in some 150 countries around the world, including Taiwan.

For more than 30 years, the TOEIC test has set the standard for assessing English-language skills used in the workplace. Today TOEIC test scores are used by nearly 14,000 companies, government agencies and English Language Learning programs in 150 countries, and more than seven million TOEIC tests were administered in 2013. The TOEIC tests:

  • Help businesses build a more effective workforce
  • Give job seekers and employees a competitive edge
  • Enable universities to better prepare students for the international workplace

Test Format

The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test is a two-hour multiple-choice test consisting of 200 questions evenly divided into listening comprehension and reading comprehension. Each candidate receives independent scores for listening and reading comprehension on a scale from 5 to 495 points. The total score adds up to a scale from 10 to 990 points.


  • 45 minutes
  • 100 questions
  • Examinees listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they heard.


  • 75 minutes
  • 100 questions
  • Read printed questions and answer them. Select the best answer of the four choices to complete the sentence or text. Some questions may require you to select the best place to insert a sentence within a text.


All key courses consist of 16, twice weekly 3-hour lessons and last for 8 weeks. Each course integrates the key skills and tips for TOEIC Speaking, TOEIC Writing and TOEIC Reading at the appropriate level, as well as the TOEIC specific grammar and vocabulary. Each course covers specific aspects that can help you achieve the specific TOEIC score that most applicants need.


Course Outline

  • TOEIC Listening: making correct statements, making correct interpretations, distinguishing partially true statements
  • TOEIC Vocabulary: Collocations, phrasal verbs, context clues
  • TOEIC Grammar: identifying missing parts of speech, analyzing grammatical relationships between sentence parts
  • TOIEC Reading: skimming and scanning, identifying the main idea, understanding inference