ETS Offers Free-of-Charge TOEFL® Workshop in Korea for English- Language Professionals
Propell® Workshop Offered for the First Time in Seoul
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Princeton, N.J. (September 23, 2011) —
ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test, will host a Propell® workshop for the TOEFL iBT® test in Seoul on Saturday, September 24th. The free-of-charge session, taking place at the COEX Conference Room, will provide hands-on teaching strategies for 50 English- language professionals working at the university level to prepare students for the TOEFL iBT test.
The one-day workshop offers concrete strategies 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. Led by Valerie Becker, a senior TOEFL iBT expert, the workshop 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 Propell Workshop offers an interactive professional development experience for teachers to learn more about the TOEFL iBT test from a highly- skilled assessment specialist from ETS's headquarters," commented Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "This is a small gesture in which ETS can give back to Korean teachers and offer a creative way to expand their knowledge of the TOEFL iBT test and provide innovative ways to assist them in engaging their students in developing their English- language skills."
Each conference participant will receive a workshop manual and a certificate of attendance. More information regarding the TOEFL Program is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org/kr.
About the TOEFL Test
The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English- language assessment in the world, recognized by more than 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 25 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.
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