TOEFL Primary

First Step to Full Potential

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TOEFL® Young Students Series

Now more than ever, countries are introducing English as a second language at earlier stages of learning. The TOEFL® Young Students Series helps you measure your students’ English-language skills and guide students to the next steps of learning. The tests are designed for age appropriate learning levels of young students. On top of reading books to nurture good English language skills, young parents can be assured that the TOEFL can be used to benchmark their children’s level of English proficiency.

The TOEFL Primary tests are the first step on a student’s path to reaching his or her full potential. The tests measure students’ English communication skills and progress in English classes — and provide meaningful feedback about their abilities to both you and their parents.

The TOEFL Primary tests are designed to:

  • Assess the general English-language proficiency of young students ages 8+
  • Provide a snapshot of each student’s ability in listening, reading and speaking
  • Support teaching and learning by giving information about students’ abilities in relation to a widely accepted international standard

How to Use TOEFL® Primary Tests

A Versatile Solution for English Programs

The TOEFL® Primary tests can be used to monitor student progress over time and, if appropriate, for placement.

They are designed for:

  • English-language programs
  • Local schools that teach English as part of the curriculum

Discover the Ways the TOEFL Primary Tests Can Help You

Detailed score reports provide meaningful score-level descriptors of what students can do and help assist students, teachers and parents set goals for understanding where future learning should focus. As a teacher, you can use the TOEFL Primary tests to:

  • Guide your teaching goals
  • Monitor student progress
  • Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Determine instructional plans
  • Inform placement decisions, if appropriate
  • Focus your work with both individual students and groups
  • Shape your communication with parents about student learning

TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 1

The Reading and Listening test — Step 1 is intended for students in the earlier stages of English learning and covers:

  • Familiar contexts (school, home, playground)
  • Basic formulaic expressions
  • Basic vocabulary and phrases related to common objects and people
  • Short and simple requests and directions
  • Short and simple text relevant to everyday experiences

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TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 2

The Reading and Listening test — Step 2 is intended for students who have acquired some communicative English skills and covers:

  • Basic expressions, requests, phrases and directions
  • Simple short stories and conversations on topics beyond everyday experiences
  • Unfamiliar words given sufficient amount of contextual clues
  • Simple content-based texts

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How to prepare for the TOEFL® Primary™?

TOEFL® Primary English Learning Center

Interactive online learning activities designed to help students ages 8+ reach their full potential in English-language proficiency

A New Learning Resource for Teachers and Young Students

Designed to enhance the English-language skills of students ages 8+, theTOEFL® Primary English Learning Center offers interactive and engaging online activities through a subscription-based program. The activities:

  • focus on building reading, listening and speaking skills
  • accelerate language acquisition with visual and audio prompts and cues
  • support communicative language teaching and learning with activities relevant to real-world English-language usage


If you are interested in the TOEFL Primary test and would like to find out more information, you can contact us @ 64386900 or email us