The TOEFL® Program Offers Free Professional Development Workshops for English-Language Teachers in Hyderabad and Mumbai

Upcoming Propell® Workshops Offered in September and October


Princeton, N.J. (August 16, 2012) —

As the start of the academic school year approaches, ETS will host an additional series of professional development workshops for teachers offering an in-depth look at the TOEFL iBT® test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide. Designed specifically for English-language instructors, the workshops offer hands-on, innovative strategies to familiarize teachers with the TOEFL iBT test and strategies to build an engaging curriculum to effectively prepare students for the test.

The one-day workshops are scheduled for:

  • September 7 at Hotel Taj Tristar, Hyderabad
  • September 8 at Hotel Taj Tristar,Hyderabad
  • October 6 at the Grand Sarovar Premiere Hotel, Goregaon, Mumbai

The Propell® workshops will provide an extensive review of the TOEFL® test while offering educators a platform to discuss successes and challenges in advancing English-language skills for students. Led by an ETS-approved trainer, and based on the integrated-skills approach, the workshops will include:

  • a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL iBT test
  • a detailed review of the scoring guidelines for the Writing and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT test
  • practice in scoring sample test-taker responses
  • an engaging discussion on practical applications to guide classroom instruction

"The strong attendance at our recent Propell seminars in India illustrates the growing interest among English-language professionals to learn more about the TOEFL test," commented Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "We are pleased to announce that three additional Propell sessions have been added to the 2012 professional development workshop series in India to meet the growing demand. We look forward to working together with those dedicated teachers in advancing English-language learning throughout India."

Registration for each workshop will begin at 9:15 a.m. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. More information regarding the upcoming Propell workshops, including registration, can be obtained by emailing Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register soon. Each conference participant will receive a workshop manual and a certificate of attendance.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world, recognized by more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 27 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.

About ETS

At 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 as a nonprofit 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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.