The TOEFL® Program Offers Free Professional Development Workshops for English-Language Teachers

ETS will host a series of professional development workshops for teachers offering an in-depth look at the TOEFL iBT ® test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment.
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May 14, 2012 - PRLog -- India (May 14, 2012) — As the demand for highly skilled English-language professionals increases throughout India, ETS will host a series of professional development workshops for teachers offering an in-depth look at the TOEFL  iBT ® test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment. 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:
-   May 18 at The Monarch Luxur Hotel, Bangalore
-   May 19 at The Monarch Luxur Hotel, Bangalore
-   June 9 at the Fortune Select Global Hotel, Delhi
-   June 30 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                                          

“For the third consecutive year, the Propell workshops offer English-language teachers throughout India an in-depth look at the TOEFL test and an opportunity to exchange best practices that are effective in the classroom,” commented Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. “The workshops offer a venue for English-language professionals to develop an ongoing community of learners to strengthen teaching practices 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 6:00 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.

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