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The Test of English as a Foreign Language

Measuring the Proficiency of the English Language Usage of Non-Native Speakers
  • Scores are accepted by more than 6,000 colleges and universities.
  • Examinees must sign a Confidentiality Statement as required by ETS; this is provided by the Testing Center.
  • El Centro Testing Center is open to everyone who is properly registered, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. 

How long is the test?
  • Internet-based test that takes 5 hours

What does it contain?
  • Reading - measures the ability to understand academic reading material
  • Listening - measures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities
  • Speaking - measures the ability to speak English in an academic context
  • Writing - measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university coursework

What can I expect in the testing session?
  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question

The El Centro Testing Center is an ETS Certified Test Administration Site.
  • CTAS Facility Administrator
  • 15 Internet-connected computers, which run the Windows Operating System and are no more than 3 years old
  • The ability to dedicate these resources to ETS testing only on 15-30 test dates per year, primarily Fridays and Saturdays
  • The ability to restrict other activities in the room during an estimated 6-hour test period
  • Verifying test registrations
  • Seating students at individual computers
  • Ensuring ETS testing software is working properly on each PC

Links for Additional Information:
  • TOEFL Facts (Information & Registration Bulletins for Information about TOEFL Internet-based test)
  • ETS: TOEFL
  • Practice Tests
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El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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