Introduced in 2006, the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is a fantastic exam designed to test the communication ability of learners based on the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing.

The questions asked in the TOEIC test the everyday communication skills needed to work in an international working environment.

There are two tests, Listening and Reading or Speaking and Writing. These two tests can be done separately or together. On the two tests, the candidate scores between 10 and 990 points and achieves a ‘colour’ grading:

  • Orange – 10 – 219
  • Brown – 220 – 469
  • Green – 470 – 729
  • Blue – 730 – 859
  • Gold – 860 – 990


Englishour can prepare students for one or both of these tests. We can provide learners with the key skills needed to achieve the level required and reach their maximum potential. Please note that we do not offer the TOEIC as the end of course exam in our work study program.

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is the in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for. Passing this test attests that you can communicate with confidence in English for work and study purposes.

The test is in four parts and covers all language skill areas: Reading and Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes), Writing (1 hour 30 minutes), Listening (40 minutes) and Speaking (15 minutes per candidate).

As in the FCE exam, the results are expressed in grades: A (C2), B (C1) or C (C1).
You will also receive a Statement of Results. If your performance ranges between CEFR Levels B2 and C2, you will also receive a certificate.

If you do not pass but still do reasonably well, you are issued a B2 certificate.