TOEFL® Program Offers Free Webinars in April to Support Turkish Students

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Istanbul, Turkey (April 3, 2014) —

ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment used for admissions purposes in Turkey and worldwide, is hosting free webinars to assist TOEFL test takers.

The TOEFL Program will host TOEFL® Talks, one-hour informational sessions that provide an overview of the TOEFL iBT® test, and include helpful information such as test preparation tools and an overview of the registration process. Following the presentation, students will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive question-and-answer session. The webinars will be conducted in Turkish and are free-of-charge.

The sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, April 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Turkish time
  • Monday, April 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Turkish time

Test takers can register, and receive more information regarding the upcoming webinars, by contacting Tülay Imre at timre@etsglobal.org. Space is limited so test takers are encouraged to register in advance.

The TOEFL Program will also be participating in the Edufairs Yurtdışı Eğitim Fuarları Fair taking place April 26–27 at the Marmara Taksim Hotel in Istanbul. Students can visit the TOEFL booth and attend the TOEFL presentation taking place Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Ballroom to learn more about the latest information and free resources available to Turkish students.

"Interest in the TOEFL test is growing among test takers in Turkey," commented Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "We encourage test takers to take advantage of the various events and study resources that we have put in place to make the testing process easier. ETS continues to develop new study materials and will monitor capacity, adding additional testing centers to accommodate the demand for the TOEFL test in Turkey."

The TOEFL test is accepted in more than 130 countries, including Turkey. Currently, there are 66 testing centers throughout Turkey. Additional testing centers will be added later in the year to meet the growing demand for the TOEFL test in Turkey.

More information regarding the TOEFL test, including sample test questions, is available on the TOEFL Go Anywhere website at www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org. Test takers are also encouraged to visit the TOEFL Page on Facebook® at https://www.facebook.com/TOEFL to learn the latest information on the test, and to join the TOEFL mailing list at http://www.ets.org/toefl/student_news to receive timely updates regarding the TOEFL test.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test of academic English is the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. The TOEFL iBT test measures an individual's ability to use and understand English at the university level. The assessment evaluates how well an individual combines the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills needed to perform academic tasks.

About ETS

At 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, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit 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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org.