ETS® TOEFL® Logo eNews Update
March 2013

Welcome to our first edition of 2013! In this edition of the eNews Update, we are pleased to announce the launch of our 2013 TOEFL® Scholarship Programme. Be sure to have your students apply.

In other news, ETS Global partnered with the U.S. Embassy and held Propell® Workshops for the TOEFL iBT® Test. These workshops provided teachers across Turkey with new skills. In 2012, Propell workshops were held in more than 15 countries!

We are pleased to announce that the Brazilian Minister of Education has said that the TOEFL® ITP test will be used as a screening and learning tool for the English Without Borders Programme. Don't forget to read the whole story! We are also featuring the launch of the new Official TOEFL iBT® Tests with Audio, Volume 1 and our TOEFL page on Facebook®.

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

Sincerely,

Sandy Bhangal
TOEFL Client Relations Associate Director — United Kingdom
sbhangal@etsglobal.org

TOP NEWS
2013 TOEFL Scholarships are Now Available

TOEFL Scholarships are now open to students living in China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Scholarships will be awarded to 119 students starting an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory (PDF).

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NEWS
Brazil's Minister of Education Announces the Selection of the TOEFL ITP Test to Strengthen English-Language Skills

At a press conference in December, Minister of Education Aloizio Mercadante announced that the TOEFL ITP test will be used as a screening and learning tool for the English Without Borders Programme. The newly established English-language learning initiative, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, seeks to assist undergraduate and graduate students in strengthening their English skills to satisfy language requirements for government funded scholarships.

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ETS Global and U.S. Embassy Collaborate on Workshops Across Turkey

As part of the Academic English Workshops initiative established by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, ETS Global (TOEFL) representatives were invited to hold a series of Propell Workshops for the TOEFL iBT Test. The English-language workshops took place at the end of January (19–31) at four host universities in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara and Izmir bringing nine Turkish public universities together. The European Propell trainers, Tülay Imre, Joanna Wrzesinska and Franziska Ruehl, held four full-day Propell workshops, reaching over 150 English-language teachers across the country.

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RESOURCES
New Worldwide TOEFL Page on Facebook®

Recently the TOEFL programme 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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New Test Prep Book, The Official TOEFL iBT® Tests with Audio, Volume 1

ETS announces the latest resource to assist students as they prepare for the TOEFL iBT test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide.



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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


Meet Our Propell Trainer in India — Monisha Banerjee

This month's Feature of the Month introduces Monisha Banerjee, a Propell trainer based in Bangalore, India. Monisha shares her fascinating story of transitioning from the world of research and IT to language skills training.

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Upcoming TOEFL Test Dates

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

Bournemouth
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Cardiff
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Hounslow
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Sat., Mar. 16, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Ilford
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Leeds
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

London
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Luton
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Manchester
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Oxford
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Surrey
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Wiltshire
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Fri., Mar. 08, 2013
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013


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