ETS and PTITC host Seminar on Enriching Education in Indonesia
The seminar will focus on international communication and English language education
- Christine Betaneli
- Christine Betaneli
Jakarta, Indonesia (October 15, 2010) —
Educational Testing Service(ETS) has partnered with its Indonesia Country Master Distributor, PT International Test Center (PTITC), to host a one day symposium titled, ETS International Seminar: Enriching Education in Indonesia by Encouraging the Use of English as a Tool for International Communication. The seminar, which took place yesterday, was attended by 142 guests from across Indonesia interested in the discussion of the role and challenges of acquiring English as a tool for international communication.
"As Indonesia continues to develop and compete in the global market, education will play a significant role in preparing its workforce for the unique challenges of today's workplace," says Mohammad Kousha, Executive Director of ETS's Global Division. "ETS and ITC are committed to providing the tools and assessments that will help the Indonesian people meet their education and professional goals."
The seminar featured a keynote address from Professor Dr. Fasli Djalal, Vice Minister of National Education, who spoke about Indonesia's education policy and goals for reform. Following Djalal's remarks, panelists from Indonesia's Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs and National Institute of Public Administration participated in discussions on improving English language proficiency to meet global challenges, equipping Indonesia's students and workforce to communicate well internationally and the advantages of using the TOEIC test to better prepare for English language fluency requirements in the workplace.
ETS, through its partner ITC, has provided the TOEIC test in Indonesia since 1997. The TOEIC test is currently used by organizations, training & development institutes and businesses across Indonesia to screen candidates for job placement and promotion, and track the progress of students, employees and executives learning English.
"ITC has been privileged to work with Indonesia's students, education organizations and businesses in providing effective English language assessments and training services," says Victor Chan, CEO-ITC. "This seminar provides us with a better understanding of the unique needs of these groups, enabling us to be even more effective."
The TOEIC tests are ETS assessment tools that measure proficiency in everyday English language skills used in the workplace. With more than five million tests administered each year, the TOEIC tests are the standard measurement of workplace English language proficiency used by 10,000 organizations in 120 countries worldwide. By measuring all four skills; speaking, writing, listening and reading, the TOEIC tests help companies, organizations and agencies reach their business goals while helping test takers achieve their career goals.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries worldwide. www.ets.org