The TOEFL iBT (which stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-Based Test) is often required for internships and universities and schools in English-speaking countries. It is used to prove your level of English in all four linguistic skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
Here, we’ll give everything you need to know about sitting a TOEFL iBT test in New York City. Plus, we’ll give you our advice about how to prepare for the TOEFL iBT in advance so you’ll be sure that your TOEFL score is the best it can be!
This list of NYC testing centers is for information only; check the ETS Global website for up-to-date testing sites and dates.
What is the TOEFL iBT?
No matter where you choose to take your test, you need to sign up directly with the testing authority ETS Global. On the website, you’ll get all the information you need about registering for the TOEFL iBT: the format of the test, sample exercises to familiarize yourself with the content, current TOEFL iBT fees, planned testing dates in your area, and practice material. The website is also where you can register for the test, order preparation materials, and also where you can eventually get your score. ETS Global is the exclusive testing authority for the TOEFL iBT, so they are the ones who certify testing centers in New York City where you can take the test.
The price will be the same no matter where you take the TOEFL iBT, and the fee is set currently at $225. Ideally, you should only have to take the test once, so it is highly recommended to prepare comprehensively for the TOEFL iBT well before you sit the test.
New York City and the TOEFL iBT
There are dozens of authorized TOEFL iBT testing centers in the Big Apple, so you’re spoilt for choice! Most of them are located in language schools or colleges. Here’s a rundown of some of the centers where the test is given regularly, by zone.
Manhattan has the most testing sites, so here are the TOEFL iBT centers in “The City”:
- ELS Language Centers
17 Battery Place, Floor 9, Suite 934
New York – New York 10013
- ITTS NY Manhattan (c/o Ace Computer Training Center)
Attn: Gaurav Mansinghka 312 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor
New York – New York 10018
- Manhattan – New York
1 Penn Plaza 17th Fl., Suite 1728
New York – New York 10119
- Manhattan – New York/Financial District
80 Broad St, Suite 3400 (34th Floor)
New York – New York 10014
- New York Institute of Technology, English Language Institute
16 West 61st Street, Room 603
New York – New York 10023
- NYC MegaCenter – Broadway (Labs 1 – 4)
1250 Broadway, Suite 2500
New York – New York 10023
The Bronx boasts two testing sites:
- ELS Language Centers – Riverdale
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx – New York 10471
- Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY)
2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor
Bronx – New York 10468
Brooklyn has one site available:
- Brooklyn NY – Bridge Street
384 Bridge St., 4th Floor, Suite 4a
Brooklyn – New York 11201
Queens also has one site:
- Queens 59-17 Junction Blvd
59-17 Junction Blvd, Suite 0202a
Queens – New York 11368
And don’t forget about Staten Island, which also has its own center!
- Brainseed Testing – Staten Island
1911 Richmond Avenue, Suite 130,
Staten Island – New York 10314
You may find that the nearest center to you is across the Hudson in New Jersey:
- CAMPUS Education
410 Broad Street, Suite, 202
Palisades Park, New Jersey 07650
- ELS Language Centers -Teaneck
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Robison Hall, 4th Floor, 1000 River Road
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
New York City boasts one of the most complete public transport systems in the world, so you’ll find that it’s easy to get around the city and get to your TOEFL iBT testing site.
Of course, you’re free to choose where you want to take the TOEFL iBT, depending on the date. If you are someone who frequently travels, there are authorized testing centers in most cities across the United States such as San Diego, Boston, Seattle, Palm Beach, Houston and Chicago.
How to register for the TOEFL iBT
The only way to register to take the TOEFL iBT is on the ETS Global website. The online platform lets you sign up for the test depending on availability, so make sure you register early! Directly on the ETS Global website, you’ll need to create an account using your email address (or sign in if you already have an account).
Select the location and date you desire. Sessions will be displayed depending on availability. Finally, you’ll need to pay the fee securely online with a credit card to finalize your registration.
If you prefer, and if you have the time, you may also register via telephone or by mail (paying by personal check or money order). Note that your registration will only be final once your fee payment is received by ETS Global.
Prepare for your TOEFL iBT
Once you register to take the test, the only thing left to do is to prepare for it!
The TOEFL iBT is a standardized test you should really consider preparing for. The test is given on a computer screen simultaneously with other candidates in the same room. You must be familiar with the written and spoken comprehension sections as well as the writing and speaking production portion of the test.
The best way to prepare to certify your English abilities and boost your test-taking skills is with GlobalExam. We provide a fully online TOEFL preparation program that is flexible and adaptable. You will have access to several exercises to work on the different sections of the TOEFL iBT point by point. You can know where your strong and weak areas are by taking one several mock TOEFL tests GlobalExam has put into place. Then, track your progress with a personalized statistics function. You’ve got everything you need to get your objective score on the TOEFL iBT, all from the comfort of home!
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