As globalization gathers pace, English communication skills have become as critical as technical skills to build an effective workforce.

Created in 1979, the TOEIC® tests were specifically designed to comprehensively measure English proficiency for the workplace. Today, the TOEIC tests are trusted by over 14,000 organizations in more than 160 countries and are widely recognized as the gold standard in English-language assessment.

More than a score, the TOEIC tests are a catalyst for progress, providing organizations with meaningful data and insights to make decisions with confidence.

Why English matters

English is the global language of business. It can transform the workplace, helping organizations increase collaboration among colleagues, improve customer satisfaction and drive global growth. That is why organizations around the world rely on English-language proficiency to maintain their competitive advantage in today’s global market.

As the global business ecosystem develops, so must the way individuals and organizations evaluate English proficiency to ensure that, in an increasingly competitive backdrop, a competitive advantage is maintained. The need for standardized and reliable testing is more important than ever.

As a member of a corporation, educational institution, government entity, or as an individual, the TOEIC® program empowers you to take your prospects further and seek competitive advantage through improved English communication skills. Select a topic of interest below to learn more about how the TOEIC® tests can help expand your opportunities and progress your potential.

Resources for you

Explore our resource library to find extensive information on the importance of English-language proficiency and the impact of assessments.

Falling Through the Cracks Whitepaper

The creators of the TOEIC® Program partnered with Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct a global survey of multinational companies around the world to assess their perspective on business challenges to global expansion.

01 September 2017

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Sykes: Business is calling for English

Learn why SYKES made English a priority and set proficiency requirements for recruitment and employee development.

01 May 2014

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Explore the Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business

Introduction videos to present impact & benefits of English proficiency on global business.

01 October 2015

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A Student’s Perspective

A young scientist recognizes that knowing English has allowed her to access the vast body of research written in English

01 October 2016

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On the Path to Dream Profession

Demonstrating how English has helped a Japanese man to reach his dream profession as a tour guide.

01 October 2016

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Perspective from an Academic Institution

Focus on how English functions as a useful tool at a university for both the students and the institution itself.

01 October 2016

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Café Britt: Brewing Global Success

Learn how prioritizing English proficiency helped Café Britt expand their operations and sales globally.

01 June 2014

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The power of English assessment

See how English proficiency helps global companies like Citi®, Intel®, KPMG and Sony drive productivity and profitability.

01 October 2015

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No matter your industry, English is key.

Research from ETS and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals the value HR professionals place on employees’ English proficiency.

01 February 2016

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Olympus: Linking English Assessment with Career Advancement

Product Manager at Olympus discusses the relationship between English-language assessment and career development.

01 April 2016

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