The Paraná Speaks English, promoted by the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Higher Education (Seti) in partnership with state universities in Paraná, offers free preparatory semester courses at intermediate level and upper-intermediate to take the TOEFL iBT (Test of the Inglês a Second Language / Internet-based) .The program provides opportunities for teachers, undergraduate students and graduate students and staff of Paraná IES.

The TOEFL iBT test evaluates a student's ability to use and understand English at the university level. It also assesses the student's ability to combine the comprehension skills and speaking, reading, and writing to perform academic tasks. Over 8,500 higher education institutions, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL iBT scores.