TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardised test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers who wish to enroll in English-speaking universities. It evaluates how well a student combines  reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks. Numerous universities, companies, immigration services and many professional associations require this test. TOEFL is designed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organisation.

TOEFL iBT Test Sections

There are four sections:

TOEFL iBT test is 3 hours long.

Test Section Time given Section tasks
Reading 54–72 minutes Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 41–57 minutes Listen to lectures discussions and conversations then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes -
Speaking 17 minutes Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.


Test Section Old TOEFL Format (Long version) New TOEFL Format (Short Version)
  • 3–4 reading passages
  • 12–14 questions each
  • 60–80 minutes
80/14*4 = 1.4 min per question
  • 3–4 reading passages
  • 10 questions each
  • 54–72 minutes
72/10*4 = 1.8 min per question
Therefore you have about 40 more seconds per question which is an extra 16 minutes to answer all the questions in the reading section 🙂

  • 4–6 lectures (6 questions each)
  • 2–3 conversations (5 questions each)
  • 60–90 minutes
90/(36+15) = 1.8 min per question
  • 3–4 lectures (6 questions each)
  • 2–3 conversations (5 questions each)
  • 41–57 minutes
57/(24+15) = 1.5 min per question
There is less time than before per question but the reduced amount of lectures will help you stay focused during the speaking and writing sections.
Speaking 6 speaking tasks (20 minutes)
  • Speaking Independent Task 1
  • Speaking Independent Task 2
  • Speaking integrated Task 3
  • Speaking integrated Task 4
  • Speaking integrated Task 5
  • Speaking integrated Task 6
4 speaking tasks (17 minutes)
  • Speaking Independent Task 1
  • Speaking Independent Task 2
  • Speaking integrated Task 3
  • Speaking integrated Task 4
  • Speaking integrated Task 5
  • Speaking integrated Task 6
The 4 remaining tasks will be renumbered 1-4 accordingly.

TOEFL iBT Test Scoring

Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least 1 question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least 1 essay, and complete at least 1 speaking task to receive an official score. The test is scored on a 0–30 scale for each section, and 0–120 for the total score. ETS uses both human raters and automated scoring to offer a complete and accurate picture of a test taker’s ability.

How to register for TOEFL iBT Test in Croatia?

Create your account here. Once you log in to your account, you can register for the TOEFL iBT test. Be sure the name you use when you register exactly matches the identification you will bring on test day. Registration closes 7 days before your test date. Late registration closes 4 days before your test date and has a late fee of US$40.

Test locations

In Croatia TOEFL iBT test can be taken in test centers in Zagreb and Split.

Test dates

The TOEFL test has over 50 test dates per year at authorized test centers around the world. You can find Test centers and dates here.

Test Fees

220 USD for registering up to 7 days before your test date or 235 USD for registering up to 4 days before your test date.

Score Reporting

Scores are posted online approximately 6 days after the test date.

Retest Waiting Period

The required waiting period between TOEFL iBT tests is 3 days, which allows testing on consecutive weekends, as available dates permit. This can give you more opportunities to test and help you meet urgent deadlines. You can still test as many times as you wish.

Score validity

TOEFL scores remain valid for 2 years after the test date. Because language proficiency can change considerably in a relatively short period of time, TOEFL scores more than 2 years old cannot be reported or verified.

How to prep for TOEFL iBT?

We recommend taking a prep course early enough to gainexperience and prepare well for the test day. In order to reach your desired score, you probably need to acquire certain test taking strategies and skills.

Arte et Marte’s prep courses provide a high quality and comprehensive preparation to help you take the TOEFL test. They include free materials (books and multimedia) for all students. The course will boost your language skills that will be put to the test at TOEFL, but even more importantly, it will help you master the techniques and strategies required to take this test more smoothly. Some of these refer to specific listening and reading techniques or information spotting, while others include taking notes efficiently during the reading, listening, speaking and writing sections.

We use well established principles and methods, devised and advanced through years of pedagogical and methodical work. We only work in small groups; we are flexible when scheduling time slots, and all our teachers use the same student-centered approach. Our aim is to provide support in a comfortable and relaxed working environment.

A measurable progress is paramount, so we recommend taking entrance and final exams with your course (both are included in the course price). Group or individual prep course will consequently focus on honing the skill where you scored lower.

We use real and up to date materials, and all students get their opportunity to acquaint themselves thoroughly with test samples. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, please contact us and we will find a solution.

Depending on your needs, initial level and free time, we offer the following:

TOEFL group prep courses


A crash course is recommended for students who can’t spend a lot of time attending classes, or live outside of Zagreb. The course is short and intense, so it assumes you can also work intensely on your own.


This course is for students who can work in a small group in a comparatively short time frame. This course takes an optimal pace and intensity in order to give all language skills and test questions enough attention. It is assumed that you will work on your own alongside this course.


An intensive course is ideal for students who wish to prepare thoroughly, can spend less time working on their own, or have scored low on the entrance exam but are aiming for a high score. This course will give you enough time to revise grammar, boost all your language skills and go thoroughly through questions types.

TOEFL individual prep courses


This course is for those who prefer an individual approach, their teacher’s full attention and support, high quality materials and multimedia. Schedule, content and dynamics are tailored for the students and their aimed score.


Prep module is for students who need to raise their score on only one or maximum two skills on the TOEFL test.  Lessons schedule, content and dynamics are tailored in line with student’s pace and aimed score.

Our groups have a maximum of 5 participants!

Course materials, entrance and final exams as well as TOEFL test examples are FREE.

All TOEFL courses are held in Zagreb, or over Skype.

Our individual and group course price list is here.

Please contact us for more information and signing up.



Crash course (32 lessons) Regular course (40 lessons) Intensive course (60 lessons) Individual course (34 lessons) Individualni modul (8 lessons)
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