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February 2012

Happy New Year! We hope that 2012 brings you lots of success!

2011 proved to be an outstanding year for the TOEFL® programme. We achieved many important milestones — such as our visa accreditation in the UK and Australia and our customer support expansion in local markets, with our new in-language support centres. We also made the TOEFL test experience easier with our changes to the Reading section. In this issue of the eNews Update, we will reflect on these accomplishments and more.

We are starting 2012 off with our continued efforts to provide new resources for you and your students. These resources include the TOEFL Advisor Toolkit and the TOEFL scholarships available to your incoming students.

We hope you'll find these stories interesting and informative — and we welcome any feedback.

Sincerely,


Helen Cook
TOEFL Client Relations Associate Director – Australasia
hcook@etsglobal.org
TOP NEWS
Making informed decisions around English-Language Proficiency

November 5, 2011 should have been a big day for Australia's universities, but for most people it probably slipped by unnoticed. This was the day that greater choice arrived in terms of access to an increased pool of international students resulting from acceptance of additional English-language test providers for visa purposes by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

This is a positive step for the Australian higher education system, and sees the end of a long monopoly which was unique in the global education market. Prospective students to Australia no longer have to rely on taking one test to prove their English-language proficiency; multiple options are now available to them.

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NEWS
ETS Hosting Webinar February 10, 2012 on, "TOEFL® and IELTS® Scores: Research Based Score Comparisons"
ETS will repeat the webinar, "TOEFL® and IELTS® Scores: Research-Based Score Comparisons" on Friday, 10 February, 2012. Dianne Henderson-Montero, lead researcher for the TOEFL scores to IELTS scores equivalence research and Helen Cook will host a webinar similar to that offered to all universities in December. University staff and their English-language advisers are welcome to attend. Email Helen Cook to participate.
2011 — Highlights from the Year
Scholarship Test Takers
2011 proved to be a successful year for the TOEFL® programme. Some of the recent accomplishments include another record-breaking year, UK and Australia student visa acceptance, the celebration of our 30th anniversary in China and our improved customer experience.
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TOEFL® Scholarships Deadline Approaching
TOEFL® scholarships are now available in five locations: China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. A TOEFL scholarship can help students study at any of the 8,000+ institutions listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory (PDF) including destinations in Australia and New Zealand. China and India each have a designated scholarship for a student who will be studying at an Australian university. Japan, Taiwan and Korea each have 10 TOEFL scholarships that can potentially be awarded to students who will be attending an Australian university.
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RESEARCH
34th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) Hosted by ETS
ETS is hosting the 34th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) from April 1–5, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, N.J., USA. This year's theme is Assessment and Learning: Bridging Diverse Disciplines and Domains. Read more to check out the pre-conference workshop by ETS experts.
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RESOURCES
The TOEFL® Advisor Toolkit Makes Your Job Easier
The TOEFL® Advisor Toolkit is our newest free resource which gives you the tools you need to advise prospective test takers about the TOEFL® test. The toolkit contains information for you and information for your students including tools to plan and prepare, and our video library.
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Visit the TOEFL® Programme at Upcoming Events
In 2012 the TOEFL® programme will be at conferences all over the world. Be sure to stop by our booths, speak to a representative and get information on the latest TOEFL developments.
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In This Issue


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Feature of the Month -- An Overview for Students
Feature of the Month

Meet Your Client Relations Contact

Helen Cook is the associate director for ETS client relations in Australasia. As a client relations staff member, she supports the needs of institutions and advisors in Australia and New Zealand. Helen has over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the education industry. Her experience includes her current vice presidency for International Education Association of Australia, where she is in her second term. Helen works to build relationships with institutions in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the TOEFL® programme. Among her many duties, Helen represents the TOEFL programme at conferences and events for institutions and advisors. Contact Helen at hcook@etsglobal.org.


Upcoming TOEFL® Test Dates

Below are the upcoming test dates and cities for Australia. Please note that not all test centres participate on every testing date.

Adelaide
TOEFL iBT
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012
Sat., March 24, 2012

Archerfield
TOEFL iBT
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012
Sat., March 24, 2012

Brisbane
TOEFL iBT
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Sat., March 10, 2012

Canning Vale (Perth)
TOEFL iBT
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012
Sat., March 24, 2012
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