ETS TOEFL(r) Advisor Quarterly, 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 TOEFL Advisor Quarterly, 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 include a free development workshop and the new TOEFL advisor toolkit, along with information about the revised TOEFL requirements for visas through the UK Border Agency. We also have the latest on available TOEFL scholarships.

We have free TOEFL materials that you can share with your students. Inside the TOEFL Test also has a new series of videos, featuring the independent writing section of the TOEFL test. We hope you will find these videos helpful and informative.

If you have suggestions for what you would like to know more about in future newsletters, please let us know.


Eileen Tyson
Executive Director of Global Client Relations, ETS


2011 – Highlights from the Year

2011 proved to be a successful year for the TOEFL® program. Some of our 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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Free TOEFL® Teacher Development Workshop Available at Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (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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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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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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In This Issue

Latest News
For Your Students


Valuable Sites

TOEFL Student Site
The TOEFL Journey™ Program
Testing Locations and Dates
TOEFL® Test Prep
Destinations Search
Destinations Directory (PDF)
GRE® Test-Taker Site
TOEFL Institution Site
TOEFL Advisor Toolkit


Did You Know?

The top 10 community colleges* in the United States accept TOEFL® scores

"A student can find him or herself in academic classes sooner by taking the TOEFL® test on the community college track. Because the student doesn't have to sit through an intensive English program and then retest to come into a community college." Janet Giannotti, Associate Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), Northern Virginia Community College

*As sited by Aspen Institute 2011


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Inside the TOEFL® Test

Inside the TOEFL® Test is a series of five videos providing an in-depth review of the Writing and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT® test. This month's video features the integrated tasks in the Writing section. These tasks simulate a classroom experience. The test taker reads a passage and then listens to a spoken lecture. Next the test taker answers a question about the relationship between the lecture and the reading passage.

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