The TOEFL® Test and GRE® General Test: A Winning Combination for a Strong Application
ETS Brings the Latest News and Information to Students Attending the China Education Expo and IIE Student Fairs
Beijing, China (October 14, 2010) —
Representatives of Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the GRE® General Test and TOEFL® test, will participate in a series of upcoming student fairs in 2010, including the China Education Expo and IIE Student Fairs. Beginning this weekend, ETS representatives will travel to five Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Nanjing and Guangzhou, to answer questions students have regarding the two assessments and share the latest program information, resources and study tools.
The TOEFL test and GRE General Test are two of the most widely accepted assessments used for admission into higher education. The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English language assessment for undergraduate and graduate admissions. The GRE General Test is the most widely administered admissions test used by graduate and business programs around the world. Together, the GRE and TOEFL tests are two important pieces of a university application for study abroad.
"ETS is committed to providing students across China with the information they need to create a strong application that helps them succeed in graduate school," says David Hunt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Global Division. "The TOEFL test and the GRE General Test are offering more prep and planning tools than ever before and we want to make sure students in China know about these new resources."
The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English in a university setting (both undergraduate and graduate levels). It provides a fair and objective assessment of a student's ability to listen, read, write and speak in an academic environment.
The GRE General Test measures the skills that are needed for success in graduate and business school. In August 2011, ETS will launch the GRE revised General Test worldwide. There are many exciting changes coming with the GRE revised General Test, including an enhanced testing experience and new types of questions that better reflect the skills needed for graduate-level work. In addition, ETS will no longer be using split-test administrations for the GRE General Test in China. This means that test takers will be able to take the GRE revised General Test all in one day and all on computer.
To demonstrate ETS's ongoing commitment to test takers in China, representatives will be attending the following education fairs:
|China Education Expo|
|Beijing, China||China World Exhibition Hall||16-17 October|
|Shanghai, China||Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall||23-24 October|
|Kunming, China||Empark Grand Hotel||30 October|
|IIE Student Fairs|
|Guangzhou, China||Dong Fang Hotel||17 October|
|Nanjing, China||Central Hotel, Nanjing||19 October|
A complete listing of upcoming events is available at the ETS Student Fairs Website.
More information regarding the TOEFL test, including sample test questions, study tips and registration, is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org/cn. More information regarding the GRE General Test, including details of the 2011 launch of the GRE revised General Test, free test prep material and sample questions, is available at www.ets.org/gre.
About the TOEFL Test
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English language assessment worldwide. Currently, more than 7,500 colleges and universities in more than 130 countries accept the TOEFL test. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in 165 countries. To date, more than 24 million students have taken the TOEFL test.
About the GRE General Test
Developed by ETS, the GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not limited to any specific field of study but important for all. For more than 60 years, the GRE General Test has played a vital role in the admissions process for graduate programs worldwide by assessing the skills relevant to graduate-level work. Today, GRE scores are used by thousands of graduate programs all over the world, including a rapidly growing number of MBA and other business school programs. Each year, more than 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants from approximately 230 countries take the GRE General 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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org