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TOEIC® Speaking Test Updates Beginning June 4

April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 – ETS and the TOEIC® program announced today several updates to the TOEIC Speaking test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing official score certificates, reports, and rosters — part of an ongoing effort to align its assessments with the continuously evolving landscape of English learning and usage.

Beginning worldwide June 4, 2022, test takers can expect the following changes:

  • For Question #10, task type “Respond to Questions Using Information Provided,” the question will be asked two times.
  • For Question #11, task type “Express an opinion,” the preparation time will be extended from 30 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • TOEIC Speaking and Writing official score certificates, institutional score reports and rosters will no longer include the “Proficiency Level.”
    • The proficiency descriptor will continue to be provided based on the score range. Minor text updates have been made to remove the proficiency level references.
    • There are no changes to the existing scaled score ranges.
    • The updated score certificates, reports, and rosters will be provided for tests administered on June 4th and beyond. Please contact your local EPN office for specific information regarding test score delivery dates.

“We are consistently looking at the TOEIC tests to ensure they are serving our test takers and score users in the best possible way,” says Lucy Li, Executive Director of the TOEIC program at ETS. “These updates are a continuation of those we implemented last year, which have been positively received by our stakeholders to date, and we’re confident that the same will be true of these updates as well.”

To learn more about these changes, visit https://www.ets.org/toeic/important-update/speaking-test-updates.

About the TOEIC® Program
For more than 40 years as an industry leader, the TOEIC® program has set the global standard for assessing English-language communication skills needed in the workplace and everyday life. The TOEIC assessments are the most widely used around the world, with 14,000+ organizations across more than 160 countries trusting TOEIC scores to inform the decisions that matter. For more information on the TOEIC program, visit www.ets.org/toeic.

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