ETS TOEFL(R) Advisor Quarterly, November 2012

Welcome to the last edition of the TOEFL® Advisor Quarterly for 2012. We hope you had a wonderful year and wish you the very best in 2013. In this edition of the TOEFL Advisor Quarterly, we bring you news of our special guest at the China Education Expo (CEE) along with the first ever Propell® workshop in the Ukraine.

Be sure to check out our For Your Students section. We are featuring the launch of The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Fourth Edition and the new TOEFL page on Facebook®.

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


Eileen Tyson
Executive Director of Global Client Relations, ETS



Bai Jie, host of "OMG! Meiyu," as special guest at CEE student fairs

Bai Jie, host of "OMG! Meiyu," appeared as a special guest for the TOEFL program at the China Education Expo (CEE) which took place October 20–28 in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. Bai Jie met with fans and signed autographs.

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The TOEFL program offered professional development workshop in Ukraine

For the first time in Ukraine, ETS hosted a Propell workshop for 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. Workshops are available worldwide. Visit our website to see the workshops currently available.

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Featured story of a TOEFL test taker

In this issue we are featuring a successful TOEFL test taker, Ajay Kumar, originally from Dehli, India. This is his story and advice to TOEFL test takers everywhere.

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

The fourth edition of 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 formats 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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New worldwide TOEFL page on Facebook

Recently the TOEFL program launched a worldwide TOEFL page on Facebook® to engage with English language learners and present valuable resources to help prepare them for their test-taking journey.

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In This Issue

Latest News
For Your Students

Valuable Sites

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

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Inside the TOEFL Test Videos — Integrated Speaking Question

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.

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