Are you in Hawaii and need to certify your English proficiency? The TOEIC is one of several tests of English you can take if you want to certify your English comprehension abilities. It is recognized worldwide as a form of official certification of your level of English.
What sets the TOEIC apart is that it focuses on so-called “business English” where most of the test contents include situations you’d likely encounter in a professional setting. Therefore, by earning a certain score on the TOEIC, you’re certifying to your future recruitment or college application office that you can use English in a business context. This could help you get a job abroad or simply boost your CV.
This article will briefly go over the basics of the TOEIC, and especially where you can take the TOEIC in the Aloha State. Finally, we’ll give you our tips on how best to prepare to get a top score on the test.
The TOEIC testing center in Hawaii
The TOEIC is administered in testing locations accredited by ETS, the company that produces and delivers the TOEIC. In all of Hawaii, there’s only one testing center available, so the choice should be an easy one!
Academia Language School
1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1215
Honolulu, HO 96814
This testing site is located between Honolulu and Waikiki, conveniently situated on a major bus line. Plus, it’s only a short walk to the beach!
We recommend scouting out the location before the test and to allow plenty of time to get there. That way, you’ll be less at risk of being late and you’ll arrive with a clear head on the day of your test. Remember: late admission to the test is not allowed!
Academia Language School offers TOEIC sessions approximately once a month. Note that demand may vary depending on the time of year, so be sure to reserve your spot well in advance since seats may fill up quickly on any given date! We recommend registering for the TOEIC at least one month before the test date.
There are plenty of test centers all around the US in cities like NYC,, Boston, Portland,San José,San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco or regions like Michigan, California and even in the Americas
How to register to sit the TOEIC in Hawaii
All TOEIC registrations occur online on the ETS website. Once you create an account, navigate to the registration page via the button marked “Register Online.” You first need to select the test you need. In this case, you’ll want the TOEIC Listening & Reading Public Session. Remember, there are two versions of the TOEIC: one that tests your comprehension of English, which is by far the most common one, and one that tests your English expression (TOEIC Speaking & Writing) which is used only by select schools.
The website will then display all the test dates for the test you choose. Simply select the date that works for you, then the location. You’ll see a summary of all the information about the test session you select (duration and date, call time), plus the number of seats available. If there are open spots, fill in your personal information, making sure to enter the same name as is on your official identification you’ll need to present on the test day.
What is the price of the test?
Finally, to finalize your registration, you’ll need to pay the test fee. You can do this instantly online with a credit card. The test fee is currently set at $130 but is subject to change. Students and other categories of candidates may be eligible for a discount.
This is also when you can select any additional options for your test reporting, such as express results, where you’ll get your results within three days instead of seven. You can also choose to order additional score reports to be sent out to institutions or companies on your behalf.
Tips from GlobalExam
The TOEIC has very specific exercises and strict instructions to ensure fair and objective testing of specific English skills. Therefore, you should prepare for the test thoroughly to become familiar with the various parts. Preparing will help you learn what these instructions are and be more efficient on the day of the test. You’ll save time because you’ll be able to anticipate the questions and answers. Preparation is also a great way to learn how to manage stress.
First of all, ask people around you. Since the TOEIC is so common, you surely know a fellow student or colleague who has already taken the test and can share their experience.
The most important thing in preparing for a test is to find a method that’s right for you. This will make all the difference and help you get the best score possible. By diligently preparing for the TOEIC, you’ll be developing your overall English skills at the same time – just watch your score rise!
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With GlobalExam, you’ll have access to our TOEIC platform completely online. We have come up with TOEIC training materials with assistance from instructors specializing in the TOEIC format. By signing up, you’ll get more than 60 hours of practice material for the TOEIC, dozens of exercises, and several full-length practice tests so you can get a feel for the timing and pressures of the real thing.
Mock tests are also a great way to get a snapshot of your strong and weak areas and where your score should be currently. Thanks to GlobalExam’s personal statistics function, enter your target score to track your progress in real-time.
GlobalExam will also provide lots of resources to improve your English, including themed vocabulary files, grammar revisions, tips and tricks on how to manage your time wisely, and of course, full TOEIC tests for optimal preparation.
We’ll even give you your first mock TOEIC exam free of charge when you sign up for a free trial. Let GlobalExam help you on your way to an international career starting in Hawaii!