matter what TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score
you have achieved, you may be required to sit for one or more
English-language proficiency tests at your school. American schools
have learned that even a high TOEFL score may not reflect the
ability to write or converse well in English.
The printed information you receive from your school probably
tells you whether you face any English-as-a-second-language
Schools may require a general English-proficiency
many if not all new foreign students who are not native speakers
of English. These tests are intended to supplement the information
TOEFL gives about your English proficiency. The tests normally
include an oral interview and a written essay.
Universities, at least public universities, will require prospective
foreign teaching assistants to take one or two additional spoken
English tests to determine whether they are able to carry out
teaching responsibilities. These tests may require you to give
a presentation on some topic, perhaps to an audience of students.