ETS® TOEFL® Logo eNews Update
November 2012

Welcome to our last edition of the TOEFL® eNews for 2012. We hope you are looking forward to a welcome break soon after such a busy year. In this edition of the TOEFL eNews, we update you on our new TOEFL Search Service, a recruitment tool available to institutions, along with the winners of the English Australia/ETS TOEFL Award for Innovation in English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Also read about the free professional development workshops being conducted by the TOEFL programme.

Be sure to check out our Resources section. We are featuring LikeLive™, a video platform that is great for recruiting, as well as the launch of The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Fourth Edition.

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
TOEFL Search Service now available
Scholarship Test Takers

The TOEFL Search Service has now been launched for institution access. This new tool, powered by Hobsons®, provides current and targeted mailing lists of prospective students who have opted in and are planning to study overseas.

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NEWS
Griffith English Language Institute awarded for innovation in ELICOS

Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) was presented the 2012 English Australia/ETS TOEFL® Award for Innovation in ELICOS at the recent English Australia Conference Gala Dinner. The prestigious award showcases organisations within the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) industry that demonstrate original and creative problem-solving initiatives in response to the challenges faced within the ELICOS sector. The award is designed to celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to any aspect of ELICOS delivery.

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Successful free development workshop hosted by the TOEFL programme

The TOEFL programme conducted professional development workshops in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in September for English-language professionals in Australia. These workshops helped educators reinforce select skills used in the classroom. The two sessions provided in September were on helping students with reading skills through better understanding of textual cohesion, and on developing item writing for the TOEFL test.

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RESOURCES
LikeLive™ — A new user-friendly tool to recruit students you wish to interview before admissions

Recruit, evaluate and retain excellent students for your institution with LikeLive™. LikeLive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS), is a full-featured video communication platform providing educational institutions with an efficient and affordable way to see a personal and holistic view of applicants both domestic and international. The video interviews are private and secure and can be sorted, tagged and rated.

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The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Fourth Edition is now available

The fourth edition to The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test has been released. The newly released edition of the best-selling guide contains three full-length authentic tests offering students the opportunity to become familiar with the test and test format. Available in eBook and paper book format through the ETS store and Amazon®, this is an authentic test preparation guide from ETS, developer of the TOEFL test. The latest edition of the guide is available in both English and simplified Chinese. Additional versions in Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and French will be rolled out in early 2013.

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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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Feature of the Month

Feature of the Month -- An Overview for Students

Inside the TOEFL Test video

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. Our video for this month features the integrated speaking questions about campus situations. The video focuses on how the questions are structured and what they're asking, how to approach the questions, and how responses are scored. The video will also look at a sample response that received a high score, and provide some tips for improving speaking skills.

For a closer look, watch the video now.



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
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Archerfield
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Bankstown
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Brisbane
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012
Sat., Jan 12, 2013

Broadway (Sydney)
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Canning Vale (Perth)
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Gold Coast
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Highett
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Kensington
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sun., Nov 18, 2012
Sun., Dec 02, 2012
Sun., Jan 13, 2013
Sat., Jan 26, 2013

Lismore
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Jan 12, 2013

Maroochydore
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Melbourne
Sun., Nov 18, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sun., Dec 02, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012
Sat., Dec 22, 2012
Sat., Jan 12, 2013
Sun., Jan 13, 2013
Sat., Jan 26, 2013

Parafield
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012

Perth
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012
Sat., Dec 22, 2012

South Melbourne
Sun., Nov 18, 2012
Sun., Dec 02, 2012

Sydney
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sun., Nov 18, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sun., Dec 02, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012
Sat., Dec 22, 2012
Sat., Jan 12, 2013
Sun., Jan 13, 2013
Sat., Jan 26, 2013

Werribee
Sat., Nov 10, 2012
Sat., Nov 24, 2012
Sat., Dec 08, 2012


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