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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

McTarnaghan Hall, Room 204
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565



Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  The purpose of the TOEFL test is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. The scores are required for purposes of admission by more than 2,400 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

The TOEFL is all computer-based in the United States and has four sections: Listening:measures ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America; Structure:measures ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English;Reading: measures ability to understand nontechnical reading matter; and Writing:measures ability to write in English on an assigned topic. No single school, textbook, or teaching method is best to help prepare someone for TOEFL, because the test is not based on specific courses of study. Language proficiency and writing ability can only be achieved after a relatively long period of study and practice. An attempt to study English for the first time shortly before taking the test will not be very helpful.

The computer-based TOEFL test is administered at a testing location in Fort Myers. Please visit the TOEFL website for further information about the test as well as study materials: