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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 United Kingdom 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 revised TOEFL score requirements for the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), 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.

Sincerely,


Sandy Bhangal
TOEFL Client Relations Associate Director — United Kingdom
sbhangal@etsglobal.org
TOP NEWS
2011 – Highlights from the Year

2011 proved to be a successful year for the TOEFL programme. Some of the recent accomplishments include another record-breaking year, United Kingdom and Australia student visa acceptance, celebration of our 30th anniversary in China and our improved customer experience.

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NEWS
Free TOEFL® Teacher Development Workshop Available at TESOL

The TOEFL programme 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 8,500+ institutions listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory (PDF). Two scholarships have been designated especially for United Kingdom universities. China and India each have a designated scholarship for a student who will be studying at a United Kingdom university. Japan, Taiwan and Korea each have 10 TOEFL scholarships that can potentially be awarded to students who will be attending a United Kingdom 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, New Jersey, 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
The TOEFL programme 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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In This Issue


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Meet Your Client Relations Contact

Sandy Bhangal is the Associate Director for ETS client relations in the United Kingdom. As a client relations staff member, she supports the needs of institutions and advisors in the United Kingdom. Sandy has an extensive knowledge of the education industry, including international student recruitment. She meets with representatives from institutions in the United Kingdom to discuss their needs for English-language assessment and how ETS and TOEFL can support those needs. Sandy also represents the TOEFL programme at conferences and events for institutions and advisors. Sandy is located in the United Kingdom, making it convenient for her to meet with clients. Contact Sandy at sbhangal@etsglobal.org.


Upcoming TOEFL Test Dates

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

Blackpool
TOEFL iBT
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Sat., March 3, 2012

Bournemouth
TOEFL iBT
Sat., March 3, 2012

Cambridge
TOEFL iBT
Sat., March 3, 2012

Cardiff
TOEFL iBT
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Sat., Feb. 18, 2012
Sat., March 3, 2012
Fri., March 9, 2012
Fri., March 23, 2012
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