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Article title THE HISTORY OF THE TOEFL EXAM
Authors S.R. Baluian
Section SECTION II. PROBLEMS OF PEDAGOGICS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES TEACHING METHODS
Month, Year 10, 2010 @en
Index UDC 81:372.8
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Abstract This paper aims to review the capsule history of the most well-known language test – TOEFL, analyze the determinants of its genesis and describe its current state.

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Keywords Language testing; history of testing; USA; test of English as a foreign language; TOEFL.
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