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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® program. 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 centers. 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 our free professional development workshop at the 2012 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference, 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,


Eileen Tyson
Executive Director of Global Client Relations, ETS
toeflnews@ets.org
TOP NEWS
2011 – Highlights from the Year
2011 proved to be a successful year for the TOEFL® program. Some of the recent accomplishments include another record-breaking year, UK and Australia student visa acceptance, celebration of our 30th anniversary in China and our improved customer experience. Read more button
NEWS
Free TOEFL® Teacher Development Workshop Available at TESOL
The TOEFL® program is hosting a Propell® workshop for teachers at the 2012 TESOL conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The workshop offers an in-depth look at the TOEFL iBT® test. Designed specifically for English-language instructors, the workshop offers hands-on, innovative strategies for teachers in preparing students for the TOEFL test.
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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). The scholarship program is designed to reward TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency.
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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® Program at Upcoming Events
The TOEFL® program will be attending 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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