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April 18, 2003

New TOEFL to Have Oral Test

A new version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language to be launched in September 2005 is to include an oral examination. The change is to compensate for the large number of students whose high TOEFL scores allow them to enter universities in the US, but who lack the necessary competence in communication skills. The test is administered in Japan by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), who announced the news on Tuesday.

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