SPECIAL CPF TOEIC COVID TEST AT HOME FINANCED BY THE FRENCH STATE
SPECIAL TOEIC COVID TEST AT HOME FINANCED BY THE FRENCH STATE
Le test TOEIC est un test international payant. Il est donc possible de le passer en France et à l'étranger. Veuillez noter cependant que tous les pays ne le proposent pas. Heureusement, il existe de nombreuses sessions d'examen en France, de part et d'autre du pays, accessibles gratuitement.
COVID accès au TOEIC
Alors que le COVID 19 est encore en circulation, il a été prévu que la formation au TOEIC financée par le CPF se fasse en ligne dans le confort de votre foyer ; une note et un certificat sont toutefois fournis ; il n'est valable qu'en France et n'a pas de photo ni de validité internationale.
Où passer le TOEIC ?
Si vous souhaitez passer le TOEIC en tant que candidat libre, c'est-à-dire sans avoir suivi au préalable un cours d'anglais dans un centre en France, vous devrez vous inscrire dans l'un des centres de test. Ils sont ouverts à tous, et vous trouverez la liste de tous les centres sur le site de l'ETS.
Cette solution est idéale si vous avez déjà suivi des cours d'anglais à Malte, car l'île n'offre pas de centre d'examen pour le TOEIC.
Comment s'inscrire ?
La procédure d'inscription est très simple et se fait en ligne sur le site web de l'ETS. Une fois que vous aurez choisi votre centre d'examen, vous devrez ensuite choisir la date disponible que vous souhaitez et suivre la procédure d'inscription.
Combien coûte le TOEIC ?
Le prix dépend du pays où vous passez l'examen, du type d'examen TOEIC et, dans certains pays, de la région où vous passez l'examen. En France, le test de compréhension orale et écrite coûte environ 131€. Le test d'expression orale et écrite coûte également 131€ et le test de passage coûte 95€.
Certaines options sont possibles en plus : résultats express, certificat en plus de l'attestation, duplicata, etc. Vous pourrez choisir l'option que vous souhaitez lors de votre inscription.
Des réductions sont prévues notamment pour les étudiants, les militaires et les demandeurs d'emploi.
Comment préparer le TOEIC en utilisant votre crédit de formation du CPF ?
Révision de la préparation au test
Le TOEIC n'est pas un examen que l'on improvise et que l'on prend au pied de la lettre. Il faut plusieurs semaines pour s'y préparer, et vous avez différentes façons de le faire. Cependant, préparer votre test avec les cours en ligne de Faster Forward peut améliorer considérablement votre score, réduire votre stress et faire du test TOEIC une expérience et un résultat beaucoup plus profitable.
Vous pouvez réserver votre formation à partir du site web de formation du gouvernement ci-dessous.
Cours de préparation au TOEIC
C'est le moyen le plus efficace pour comprendre au mieux l'examen. Ces cours vous permettent de vous exercer aux types de questions qui vous seront posées, de travailler sur les différents sujets et d'améliorer votre anglais avec un professeur certifié dans un cadre de groupe.
Livres de préparation à l'examen
En plus des cours d'anglais, nous vous recommandons d'acheter des livres de préparation au TOEIC. Ils vous permettront de faire des exercices, de mieux comprendre certaines règles et de mettre en pratique ce que vous avez appris en classe.
Travailler en immersion dans un cadre professionnel
En plus des cours de préparation indispensables, il est fortement recommandé d'exercer dans un cadre professionnel. Avoir un emploi à temps partiel avant ou après les cours d'anglais vous permettra de parfaire votre formation et de pratiquer au quotidien.
Écrire par courrier électronique et parler avec vos clients est un excellent exercice de pratique et un moyen idéal de se préparer au TOEIC.
Conclusion du TOEIC
Idéal voire impératif dans un contexte professionnel ou universitaire, le TOEIC est une véritable valeur ajoutée à votre CV et vous ouvre les portes du monde. Bien que Malte ne dispose pas d'un centre pour passer l'examen TOEIC, un séjour linguistique en immersion totale avec des cours de préparation à l'examen sera la méthode la plus efficace pour obtenir un score maximum en France. Nous le recommandons à 100% !
The TOEIC is one of the world's best known English language certifications created by ETS in 1979 in Japan. It became the most common test in France and indeed the French common reference due to early and dominant commercial negotiations with many of Frances schools of commerce and universities.
Whether it is for access Flight Stewardess or Flight Attendant formal career training, certification for expatriation as an engineer, or to be able to access superior education opportunities, it is mostly obligatory to take this positioning test and obtain a minimum score and in many cases obtain a higher score to get a better admission opportunity. It may also be required should you wish to continue your studies abroad for a practical training year in the framework of a school of commerce partnership program. So concretely,what does this diploma correspond to? How is the content of the TOEIC examination structured and when is it strategic to take it? Lets discover the inner workings of the TOEIC!
What is the TOEIC?
The TOEIC, or Test Of English for International Communication, was created in by ETS (Educational Testing Service) a company a large company in the USA which certifies buildings companies and school exam results as well as linguistic services worldwide. Recognised by more than 150 countries around the world, it is a certification which is taken by several million people every year.
It is one of the first, oldest, and most referenced English language certifications around the world.
The diploma validates clearly defined levels of English performance limited to reading and listening English ability according to the score valid for 2 years following a two hour test by the candidate.
With a usage for essentially appreciated by employers for professional purposes the TOEIC measures the candidate's ability to progress within an English-speaking professional environment.
Furthermore, as proof of aptitude, it is mandatory for admission to the grandes écoles in France and abroad.
With a clear focus on oral and written comprehension for the most common listening and reading test LR, or oral expression as well, depending on the type of TOEIC chosen.
The themes are clearly defined and oriented towards business English situations and the expression of business vocabulary in a professional context.
You will receive an official certificate with your photo as proof of the level achieved.
What interest is there to take the TOEIC?
Taking the TOEIC will give you an official and internationally recognized certification, valid for 2 years.
The TOEIC scale which indicates your performance in terms of points rather than level (which varies according to the TOEIC formula you choose) but also your official level according to the European CEFRL. The CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Officially defining your level in English in other words, these are the famous "A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2" levels that you see everywhere these days. Each level corresponds to skills validated by the candidate. And this assessment is much more pertinant for a company than indicating "School English" on a CV.
Furthermore the TOEIC also allows you to give greater value to your CV and therefore push your career development. The mention of the certificate in an job application is highly appreciated and can make the difference between you and another candidate, who lacks a certified level by the TOEIC.
Finally, this certification is now considered a strict minimum by companies with an international clientele, whilst giving access to higher value schools for that orientating career preparation notably for engineering schools and technology based career paths.
It should be noted that some companies or schools require a minimum TOEIC score of 785 points B2 on the CEFRL scale or the complete autonomy afforded by the C1 level TOEIC 945 Points.
The different TOEIC exams
When people talk about the TOEIC, they often refer to the "Listening and Reading Test", in other words the Test of Oral and Written Comprehension. But surprisingly, there are 3 types of TOEIC. The latter is the most commonly taken and requested because it corresponds best to the results the Cartesian thinking French education system provides.
The Listening and Reading Test
The most passed in France and Europe It is therefore the one which is the common reference. It is recommended for all those who need to have a TOEIC certification for professional or academic reasons, targeting a minimum required score.
The test lasts 2 hours and consists of two main parts: an oral comprehension part and a written comprehension part. Each part consists of 100 questions which the candidate must answer giving an average question answering pace of giving an answer every 30 seconds.
The Listening comprehension comes first and lasts 45 minutes. It involves listening to audio files: conversations, dialogues, descriptions of photos.
The written comprehension part is dedicated to reading various texts with part 5 and 6 being more orientated to grammar and vocabulary skills,and part 7 requiring more integrated skills and diganal reading, with answers or texts to be completed this last part lasts 75 minutes.
Work and business based themes
The questions are focused on the world of work: business development, the world of banking and finance, real estate negociations, business dinners, industrial production.. They also notably concern office activities situations such as email writing, meetings and meeting organisation, and can also relate to the world of corporate travel: plane tickets, train tickets, hotels etc...
It is therefore a very comprehensive test with a professional objectives.
The Speaking and Writing Test
Although this test is an excellent training in the practice of English, it is less often taken and requested due to the fact that the TOEFL and IELTS are mandatory for working abroad, expatriation and gaining access to English speaking and commonwealth universities.
If your company or school does not specifically ask you to take it, it can be useful when you are preparing to work abroad in the communications or customer relations professions determining proficiency in effective communication in a professional environment, both in your ability to relate and exchange with your colleagues and with international clients with regard to email writing, telephone conversations, conference calls etc.
This test differs from the previous TOEIC LR. It also consists of two parts: oral and written expression. But the latter two can be taken together or separately. The test lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes in total if you take both sections.
The Writing section takes 1 hour. It consists of eight questions/tasks: writing a sentence based on a picture, responding to a written text, writing an essay..
The Speaking section lasts only 20 minutes and yet includes 11 questions/tasks: expressing an opinion, describing a picture, answering questions, reading a text aloud etc.
For some French speakers, it can be a real challenge to take this last test as oral communication is one of our major weaknesses in English due to the failings of the French education system and a focus of learning a language as a science we often lack the opportunity to speak adequately and gain enough confidence to excell.
Much less well known, but appreciated by English language beginners, the TOEIC Bridge is dedicated to people with a rather beginner's level.
Without real value on the CV, but is nevertheless an excellent preparation for taking the TOEIC Listening and reading test at a later date.
Consisting of two main sections: Listening and Reading.
The Listening section lasts 25 minutes and consists of 50 questions based on previously listened dialogues.
The Reading section lasts 35 minutes and includes 50 questions. It is more about reading a text and answering questions related to it.
Understanding TOEIC scores
It is not necessary to have a specific level to obtain the TOEIC, as long as the certification validates your current level with a given score. In this way, you will not be able to "fail" your exam. The only risk is that you are disappointed by not achieving your desired or required score.
The scoring maydiffer according to the type of TOEIC you take however all cases, the score obtained is correlated with the CECRL score in an official way, making your results more meaningful both in the European and world arena.
Results of the Listening and Reading Test
The score for the Listening and Reading test is determined according to the number of correct answers given, consisting of 200 questions in total. Your scoring is from 5 to 495 points for the Listening part, as well as for the Reading part, the cumulative total, your final score will be between 10 and 990 points.
The certification of this exam indicates your score for the listening and reading sections, where a significant imbalance may well reveal some weakness, while still contributing to your overall score, validated further by the CEFR correlation (which ranges from 1A to C1 for this test).
The correlation table on the ETS website below allows you to better situate yourself in relation to your results.
Level B1 corresponds to approximately 550 points obtained in the TOEIC, and 785 points for level B2. If you wish to validate your C1 level, you will need to obtain a minimum of 945 points.
Results of the Speaking and Writing Test
For the Speaking and Writing test, these are skills or tasks that may or may not be validated, which are then converted into one mark per section: Speaking and Writing. Each mark is graded from 0 to 200 points, for a total of 400 points.
For the Speaking part, the result is associated with 8 levels of competence. For the Writing part, the result is associated with 9 levels of competence.
You will therefore need to obtain the maximum score of 400 points to validate your C1 level. As for level B2, a minimum score of 310 points will be required.
The TOEIC Bridge scores
The TOEIC Bridge corresponds to the beginners' levels from A1 to B1. The score is defined according to the number of correct answers given by the candidate.
The certificate provides the results per section as well as the total score. A results and correlation grid is sent to you to understand your score, with a summary of the tasks you are either :
- able to do
- able to do with difficulty
- unable to do.
For the Listening part, you get between 10 and 90 points and the same goes for the Reading part. The total score is therefore between 20 and 180 points.
You will therefore need to validate 170 points to obtain a B1 level, and 134 points for an A2 level.
Taking the TOEIC
The TOEIC test is an international, paid test. It is therefore possible to take it in France and abroad. Please note, however, that not all countries offer it. Luckily, there are many examination sessions in France on both sides of the country, accessible as a free candidate.
COVID access to TOEIC
While the COVID 19 is still circulating provision has been made for CPF financed training for TOEIC to be done online in the comfort of your own home a score and certificate are provided however it is only valid in France and has no photo or international validity.
Where to take the TOEIC?
If you wish to take the TOEIC as a free candidate, i.e. without having first followed a course in English in a centre in France, you will have to register in one of the test centres. They are open to all, and you will find a list of all the centres on the ETS website.
This is ideal if you have taken English language courses in Malta beforehand, as the island does not offer an examination centre for the TOEIC.
How do I enrol?
The registration procedure is very simple and is done online on the ETS website. Once you have selected your test centre, you will then have to choose the available date you want and follow the registration procedure.
How much does the TOEIC cost?
The price depends on the country where you take the exam, the type of TOEIC exam and, in some countries, the region where you take the exam. In France, the Test of Oral and Written Comprehension costs around 131€. The Oral and Written Expression test also costs 131€ and the Bridge test costs 95€.
Some options are possible in addition: express results, certificate in addition to the attestation, duplicate etc. You will be able to select the option you want when you register.
Discounts are available for students, military personnel and jobseekers in particular.
How to prepare for the TOEIC using your CPF training credit?
Test preparation revision
The TOEIC is not an exam that you improvise and that you take on the spur of the moment. It takes several weeks to prepare for it, and you have different ways of doing it. However preparing your test with online classes from Faster Forward can significantly improve your score, reduce your stress and make the TOEIC test a much more profitable experience and outcome.
You can book your training from the government training website below.
TOEIC preparation courses
This is the most effective way to best understand the examination. These courses allow you to practise the types of questions that will be asked, work on the different topics and improve your English with a certified teacher in a group setting.
TOEIC Exam preparation books
In addition to the English courses, we recommend that you buy TOEIC preparation books. They will allow you to do exercises, to better understand certain rules and to put into practice what you have learned in class.
Working in immersion in a professional setting
In addition to the essential preparation courses, it is strongly recommended to practice in a professional setting. Having a part-time job before or after the English courses will allow you to perfect your training and practice on a daily basis.
Writing by email and speaking with your clients is an excellent practice exercise and an ideal way to prepare for the TOEIC.
TOEIC concluding thoughts
Ideal or even imperative in a professional context or in a university, having the TOEIC is a real added value to your CV and opens doors to the world. We recommend it 100%!