The TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is "a test of English proficiency used as a standard for establishing workplace English writing skills and spoken English proficiency for non-native speakers". More than 4.5 million people each year take the TOEIC. The standard TOEIC consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire with 100 Listening and 100 Reading questions. Some teachers dislike the TOEIC because, in its original form, it tests the passive and not the productive skills. More recently, a Speaking and Writing option has been added but most students still just take the Listening and Reading parts.
At the Normandy Business School (Ecole de Management de Normandie), where I work, all students sit the TOEIC at the end of their second year. As from September, all students will be required to obtain a score of at least 750 (out of 990) to graduate. This is the score which many French companies consider to represent an acceptable level of English. It will be interesting to see how students react to this new requirement. Of course, we are hoping that it will motivate them to improve their English. Only time will tell!