Test Of English A Foreign Language is a Standardized test that evaluates the English Proficiency of people whose native language is not English. Nearly 2400 education institutes in the United States and Canada require TOEFL scores from each applicant. The TOEFL tests the ability of the student to understand and speak English. It is administered as a Paper and Internet based test. Although a lot of schools look at your SAT score (the verbal section) as a good indicator of your language ability, you have to take the TOEFL.
For more on TOEFL visit: www.ets.org