THE TOEIC AND OTHER RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL EXAMS
A minimum of 785 points on the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) test is an ENPC degree requirement. We organize several TOEIC tests here at the ENPC per academic year, and offer language improvement courses for weaker students ( for example, Practical English for the TOEIC). Stronger students will be invited to join the two or three sessions immediately preceding the test (obviously without ECTS). TOEIC preparation materials are also available in the school library, and on line. Students will receive an email giving them information on test dates.
Students entering the school will sit an English test similar to the TOEIC during their first semester at the ENPC: the result of this test will only be used to give students an idea of where they stand in relation to the TOEIC level required by the school.
If you have an equivalent international test or exam, Cambridge ESOL exams, IELTS or TOEFL, go to see Stacey Benoit in B120 or Monique Schumacher in B223 with the original of your certificate, score report etc. so that equivalence can be officially recognized. We do not insist that your exam/test result be very recent, but if your result was obtained some years ago, you should consider taking the TOEIC at the ENPC as a means of having a more up-to-date certificate of your English ability.
The TOEIC is geared towards the use of English in the workplace, and is often demanded by future employers. It is NOT accepted by English-speaking universities, for which the American TOEFL or the British/Canadian/Australian IELTS is required (see below).
You may register for TOEIC test sessions by signing your name on the appropriate list which will be posted outside B226. For the first year sessions, you will be registered automatically and informed of the date that concerns you. Official score reports are to be collected from Monique Schumacher in B223.
ENGLISH SPEAKING UNIVERSITIES
English-speaking universities require a test of English of all non-native students, either the American TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the British/Canadian/Australian IELTS (International English Language Testing System). 40% of American universities accept IELTS and almost all British, Canadian and Australian universities accept TOEFL. Both tests measure your competence in academic English and your ability to live on an English-speaking campus. No university will accept the TOEIC (see above).