Number of TOEIC Takers Reaches World's Highest
Korea 3.8% [pop. 48 million, 1.83 million TOEIC takers]
Japan 1.12% [pop. 27 million, 1.43 million TOEIC takers]
Taiwan 0.22% [pop. 22.5 million, 50,000 TOEIC takers]
China 0.002% [pop. 1,29 million, 30,000 TOEIC takers]
The wave of foreign firms accelerated the globalization of the Korean economy and dramatically increased the need for English. Korean companies are becoming increasingly international and more of them are requiring their employees to strengthen their practical English skills...
As TOEIC doesn't test practical English skills (and therefore nor do TOEIC teachers need to teach them), why take this test then?