To ensure that students’ communication skills are at par with international standards and industry requirements, Southville International School and Colleges requires all college seniors to earn a minimum score in the Test of English in International Communication (TOEIC) before getting their diploma. Graduating college students have required a TOEIC score of at least 785, or B2 Level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, to be awarded their degree.
A TOEIC score of 785 shows that a student can use English in the workplace, enhancing his or her credentials for future job prospects. Graduates with a level of B2 and above have a 95% chance of getting hired by business process outsourcing and multinational companies as TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc.) in an international environment, measuring English skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Information Technology alumna Janine Victoria Mayuga considered the TOEIC graduation requirement a “good thing” as more and more companies are looking at TOEIC score as an established measure of language proficiency. She got a score above 900 saying that “when it comes to the use of English… practice will always make you better.”