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 Program. 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!

Be sure to read about the different uses of the TOEFL family of products including use by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and United States government. 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.


Eileen Tyson
Executive Director of Global Client Relations, ETS
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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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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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 Program. 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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Strong Presence of ETS Products in U.S. Government Programs

The TOEFL and TOEIC® family of products are strongly represented in governmental institutions and ministry projects worldwide, but ETS English language learning products have been offering solutions for U.S. government-related programs over the years. This type of support for our products helps foster a credible image for ETS brands, and provides strong English learning solutions to a highly influential client: the U.S. Government.

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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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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 Program at Upcoming Events

The TOEFL program 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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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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