TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests
Originally, the TOEIC test consisted only of the Listening and Reading Test. Then, in December 2006, an additional test - the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test - was introduced in Japan and Korea. In January 2008, the same additional test was made available in the United States and Canada. In other parts of the world, the TOEIC test still refers to only the Listening and Reading Test.
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test is administered over the Internet, at official, secure testing sites. It is often administered on a separate date, and possibly a different location from the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test.
The speaking section of the TOEIC test lasts for 20 minutes. You are asked 11 questions, and your answers are recorded, to be evaluated later by official TOEIC raters. As in many oral English exams, your score is based on a combination of factors including pronunciation, intonation, grammar, vocabulary, and response content.
Speaking scores can range over 8 language levels, with a scale score ranging from 0 to 200.
The writing section of the TOEIC test lasts for 60 minutes. You have to complete 8 writing tasks, which are evaluated on the basis of thoroughness, correctness, grammatical accuracy and use of vocabulary.
Speaking scores can range over 9 language levels, with a scale score ranging from 0 to 200.