The TOEFL is aimed specifically at non-native English speakers wishing to study abroad at universities in English-speaking countries. It evaluates your ability to use and understand English in a primarily academic context. It also examines how well the test taker combines listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
For students planning on studying overseas, the TOEFL test helps prove that they have the English skills that will actually be needed in an academic classroom. Because the test is composed of 100% academic tasks and questions, many universities and colleges worldwide consider it to be one of the most appropriate tests of English to use when making their admission decisions.
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.