What is the TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test?
The TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Program 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 160 countries around the world.
The TOEIC S&W have recently been added to the TOEIC program. These tests complement the TOEIC L&R, allowing for a full assessment of a person's ability to communicate in English across all four language skills.