Thursday, July 14, 2005

New TOEIC test in Japan and Korea next year

It looks like there will be a new TOEIC test on offer in Japan and Korea next year. ETS has decided to change both the listening and reading sections.

Looks like the listening section will include accents other than American. Test takers will hear Australian, Canadian and British accents in addition to American ones.

The reading section will include, among other things, tasks for finding errors in a written passage. The reading passages will be longer, but the time and scoring rubric will not change.

It will be nice for the I in TOEIC to actually stand for International now.

New TOEIC to Debut Next Year, The Korea Times

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