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Mapping TOEIC® test scores to the Common European Framework (CEF)

The Common European Framework (CEF) is a fairly well-established structure that has been used to describe the language proficiency of foreign-language learners across Europe. It was designed to facilitate communication among various parties working in the field of language development by providing a common basis for describing the skills needed to reach different levels of language proficiency. The CEF is widely used by teachers, curriculum designers and testing organizations in their efforts to promote language competence, and it is gaining acceptance as the standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

The following table shows the minimum TOEIC® scores needed to be categorized in the corresponding CEF level.

Test/ Test Section Total Score Scale Range CEFR Mapping
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1
TOEIC® Listening and Reading
TOEIC® Listening 5-495 60 110 275 400 490
TOEIC® Reading 5-495 60 115 275 385 455
TOEIC® Speaking and Writing
TOEIC® Speaking 0-200 50 90 120 160 200
TOEIC® Writing 0-200 30 70 120 150 200
TOEIC® Bridge
TOEIC® Bridge Listening 10-90 46 64 84    
TOEIC® Bridge Reading 10-90 46 70 86    

Who use TOEIC® test scores?

The followings are just a few of the many companies and education institutions worldwide that use the TOEIC® tests (listed in no particular order):

Organization Name   Country
Accenture of Chile   Chile
Active Health Review Training   United States
Aifa International   Egypt
Air France   France
All Nippon Airways   Japan
Azadea   Morocco
B. Braun Vietnam   Vietnam
Banco de Mexico   Mexico
Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)   Indonesia
Banyan Tree Samui   Thailand
Bumrungrad International Hospital   Thailand
CAMCO International   China
Centro Educativo San Miguel Arcangel   Costa Rica
China Southern Airlines   China
Con Son Joint Operating Company   Vietnam
CORFO (Chilean Economic Development Agency)   Chile
Ecole de langues, Universite Laval   Canada
Ecole Superieure de Communications   Tunisia
Eli Lilly   Mexico
Escuela Especializada en Ingenieria ITCA-FEPADE   El Salvador
ETS Canada   Canada
Gemadept Corporation   Vietnam
Grupo Bimbo   Mexico
Holcim Apasco   Mexico
Huawai Tech Investment Co., Ltd.   Kuwait
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.   Kuwait
Institut Superieur des Etudes Appliquees en Humanities de Zaghoun-Universite de Tunis   Tunisia
Institut Superieur des Etudes Technologiques en Communications de Tunis   Tunisia
Institut Superieure des Etudes Appliques En Humanities de Zaghouan   Tunisia
Instituto Technologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)   Argentina
International Trade Institute (ITI), TAITRA   Taiwan
IPADE Business School   Mexico
Lafarge Cement   Czech Republic
LG Academy   South Korea
LG Electronics, Indonesia   Indonesia
LP Displays Indonesia   Indonesia
Merck Quimica Argentina   Argentina
Ministry of National Education of Indonesia   Indonesia
NEC Logistics   Vietnam
PPPPTK Bahasa   Indonesia
PT GMF Aero Asia   Indonesia
PT. Eisai Indonesia   Indonesia
Rawd Al-Saleheen Bilingual School-Kuwait   Kuwait
Saint Mary School   Costa Rica
Seoul Metropolitan Government   Korea
Shell Mexico   Mexico
Sinai University   Egypt
Tan Son Nhat International Airport Ground Services   Vietnam
The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company   Japan
Universite Pantheon-Assas Paris II   France
University Don Bosco   El Salvador
Versailles Saint-Quentin University   France
Vietnam Air Navigation Services Corporation   Vietnam
Zakum Developing Company - ZADCO   United Arab Emirates

In Greater China:

Industry Recommended Scores /
Companies and institutions worldwide that use the TOEIC® tests
FMCG/Retail/Clothing/Trading 700-750 / Nike, P&G, Wrigley, Mars, Henkel, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, CocaCola, Li-Ning, Bimbo
Petroleum/Steel/Electricity 700-730 / State Grid, Pohang Steelers
Account/Finance/Information 650-780 / Bank of China, Ernst & Young, Accenture
Software 650-730 / IBM, Autodesk, Citicorp, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Trend Micro
Airline/Logistic 600-650 / China Eastern, MOL, China Southern, Korean Air, FedEx
IT/Communication 650-780 / Lenovo, Huawei, Nokia, Siemens, Foxconn, Sony Ericsson, Seagate, Motorola, Nortel Networks
Electronics 650+ / LG, Hitachi, Haier, Toshiba, Hisense, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Midea
550-750 / CAMCO, Xian Janssen, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Roche
Mechanics 600+ / Schneider, Emerson, Yokogawa

Hong Kong and Macao:
China Digital Licensing (Group) Ltd (8175.HK)   Hong Kong
PalmPay China (Holdings) Ltd (8047.HK)   Hong Kong
Hwa Xia Healthcare Holdings (8143.HK)   Hong Kong
China Netcom Technology Holdings Limited (8071.HK)   Hong Kong
Sino Prosper State Gold Resources Holdings Ltd (0766.HK)   Hong Kong
Domon International Ltd   Hong Kong
Perfectech International Holdings Ltd (0765.HK)   Hong Kong
Ming Kei Holdings Ltd. (8239.HK)   Hong Kong
Phoenix Capital Securities Limited   Hong Kong
Sunshine Partners Financial Holdings Ltd (00509.HK)   Hong Kong
CASH (China) Investment Consultancy Limited (1049.HK)   Hong Kong
Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (1137.HK)   Hong Kong
Mattel, Inc.   Hong Kong
Wing Cheung Hing Knitters   Hong Kong
Oriental Watch Holdings Ltd (0398.HK)   Hong Kong
University of Macao   Macao
Bowell Development LimitedEmpresa Comercial Pou Son, Limitada   Macao
Empresa Comercial Pou Son, Limitada   Macao

Over 14,000 organizations in over 150 countries are using TOEIC® test. To read more success stories worldwide on how TOEIC® test can benefit your companies, organizations and education institutions:


TOEIC Success Stories
TOEIC Brochure
Official TOEIC Test Registration Center
Workplace English Benchmarks and International Tests
TOEIC Hong Kong