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The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test

The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests offer an international standard for measuring and determining speaking and writing English skills of non-native speakers of English in daily life and global workplace. The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests are two separated tests, so Speaking or Writing test sessions can be organised independently.

The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests, objective and fair tests to assess the global workforce

The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests have become a standard by decision makers worldwide, who use the TOEIC test to determine who can communicate effectively on an independent and proficient level in English across borders and cultures with coworkers and clients.

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The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests certification offers an international standard for measuring and determining language skills of non-native speakers in the daily life and global workplace.

Test at a glance

Skills assessed Speaking and writing English skills for the workplace
Test structure and duration Speaking test: 11 items – 20 mins
Writing test: 8 items – 60 mins
Test format Computer-based, Mobile Platform
Items format Speaking tasks include: read a text loud, describe a picture, respond to questions, respond to questions using information provided, propose a solution and express an opinion
Writing tasks include: write a sentence based on a picture, respond to a written request, write an opinion essay
Score range Speaking score: 0 – 200
Writing score: 0 - 200
No total scaled score
Level measured and CEFR levels A1 to C1
Score validity 2 years
Scoring ETS Online scoring Network (OSN) certified Test Raters in the USA
Forms Public and institutional programmes

TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test Content

The tests take in total 1½ hours to complete, if taken together. Test takers speak and write in English and give their responses to real-world questions and scenarios. The test does not require specialised knowledge or vocabulary beyond that of a person who uses English in everyday life and work activities.

More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEIC Speaking & Writing Examinee Handbook.

When the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are taken together with the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test, the TOEIC test scores provide a broader trait of communicative competence in all four English-language skills that is critical in most academic and workplace settings.