The TOEFL® Program Announces Propell® Workshops in Japan


Tokyo, Japan (July 31, 2014) —

Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL iBT® test, announces another series of Propell® workshops in Hiroshima, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo in the fall.

Led by ETS-approved facilitators in an interactive, hands-on classroom setting, the Propell workshop is a one-day professional development program designed to help English-language teachers meet the challenges of teaching English to students. The workshop uses examples from the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing sections of the TOEFL iBT test.

The upcoming Propell workshops are scheduled for:

  • September 14, Hiroshima
  • September 21, Sendai
  • October 5, Nagoya
  • October 26, Osaka
  • November 2, Tokyo

"Student achievement and educator support is our main focus with these Propell workshops in Japan," said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL program. "The Propell workshops offer English-language teachers the opportunity to learn instructional techniques and strategies for using the integrated-skills approach to teaching language and for preparing students for success."

During the one-day session, teachers will receive a Propell kit that will guide them through stimulating sessions on teaching techniques and classroom activities and help them learn more about the benefits of the TOEFL iBT test.

Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register soon. A 3,000 yen fee will be charged upon registration. Each participant will receive a workshop manual and a certificate of attendance. Lunch will be served.

More information on the upcoming Propell workshops, including registration, can be obtained through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) website at

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. To date, more than 27 million students have taken the TOEFL test.

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 postsecondary 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.