The TOEFL® Program Offers Free Propell™ Teacher Workshops for English Language Professionals in India
Professional Development Sessions Offered in Mumbai, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, and Delhi
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Princeton, N.J. (June 7, 2011) —
ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced today that complimentary Propell™ workshops for the TOEFL iBT® test will be held in Mumbai, Bangalore, Visakhaptanam and Delhi during the month of June. 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 Phallis Vaughter, 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 and an engaging discussion on practical applications to guide classroom instruction.
The full-day workshops will be available to English teachers on:
- June 22 in Mumbai at The Concord II, The Ramada Plaza Palm Grove,
- June 24 in Bangalore at The Chancery Pavilion,
- June 28 in Visakhapatnam at The Park, and
- June 30 in Delhi at The Dome, The Taj Ambassador.
"The Propell workshops offer an exclusive opportunity for English language professionals in India to review the TOEFL iBT test first-hand with a leading TOEFL expert," commented Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "For the second year in a row 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 upcoming Propell workshops can be obtained by contacting Geraldine DeBras-Ee by phone at 09379915371 or via email at Geraldine@the-practice.net. Additional information regarding the TOEFL test is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org.
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