ETS Offers Free-of-Charge TOEFL® Teacher Training Workshops
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Princeton, N.J. (August 9, 2010) —
ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced today that complimentary Propell™ workshops for the TOEFL iBT™ test will be held in Shanghai and Beijing during the second week of August. The informative sessions provide hands-on teaching strategies for English language professionals at the university level in preparing students for the TOEFL iBT test.
The workshops offer concrete techniques and activities for English language instructors to use in the classroom to build an engaging TOEFL iBT curriculum to effectively prepare students for test day. The one-day sessions, led by Pablo Garcia Gomez, a senior TOEFL iBT expert from ETS's headquarters in Princeton, will include:
- a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL iBT test
- a detailed review of the scoring guidelines for the Writing and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT test
- practice scoring sample test taker responses
- an engaging discussion on practical applications to guide classroom instruction
The full-day workshops will be available to English teachers in China on August 9th and 10th in Shanghai at East China Normal University and on August 13th and 14th in Beijing at Beijing Normal University.
"The TOEFL Propell workshops offer an exclusive opportunity for English language professionals in China to review the TOEFL iBT test first-hand with a leading TOEFL expert," commented Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of TOEFL Product Management. "This year we are delighted to offer the interactive forums free-of-charge for teachers to glean effective learning strategies and to share best practices in classroom instruction."
Each conference participant will receive a workshop manual and a certificate of attendance. More information regarding the TOEFL test is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org/cn.
About the TOEFL Test
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language proficiency assessment worldwide. Currently, more than 7,500 colleges and universities accept the TOEFL test in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 24 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries.