The Importance of the TOEFL® Program Featured at "Study in Canada" Fairs in Japan

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Princeton, N.J. (November 6, 2013) —

Japanese students will be able to speak with TOEFL® representatives at three upcoming "Study in Canada" fairs. The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo will host the fairs Nov. 8–11 in three of Japan’s largest cities, including a professional workshop in Tokyo.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), ETS's TOEFL iBT® Resource Center i in Japan, will give presentations on the TOEFL iBT® Test in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. Test takers will be able to ask questions and learn the latest information regarding the TOEFL test, the most widely accepted academic English-language assessment used for undergraduate and graduate admissions worldwide.

"We are thrilled that CIEE is participating in an event that gives Japanese students a chance to meet Canadian educators directly and discuss study in Canadian programs," said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "With the recent increased interest in the TOEFL test as part of Japan's education reform effort, there couldn't be a better time for participation in an event that gives these students the opportunity to find a school in Canada that is just right for them."

The TOEFL Program will participate in the following fairs:

  • Tokyo
    Embassy of Canada to Japan
    Friday, Nov. 8, 17:00–20:00
    Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00–17:00*
  • Osaka
    Umeda Center Building, 16F
    Sunday, Nov.10, 11:00–17:00*
  • Fukuoka
    Across Fukuoka, 7F
    Monday, Nov. 11, 14:00–19:00*

"Canada is one of the best destinations for studying abroad in the world, and the TOEFL Test will open the door for an excellent opportunity to study in Canada," said Kazutaka Otake, Director of CIEE Japan. "Our presentation will help students learn about the latest updates concerning the TOEFL Program. We also look forward to meeting Japanese students and their parents in person at the TOEFL booth to discuss test preparation materials as well as the content and structure of the test as they prepare to take the next step toward their educational goals."

For more information about the TOEFL test, including free sample test questions and study resources, visit the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website available at www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL iBT® test, the most widely accepted academic English-language assessment, is 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 in an academic setting. 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, as well as 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