SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

December 16, 2008 10:41 ET

ETS and Nokia to Create New Ways of Learning English

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Educational Testing Service (ETS), makers of the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) and TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication™) tests, joined with Nokia today to launch English learning courses specially designed for Nokia phone users in China.

Designed by ETS teaching and testing experts, the courses are comprehensive, useful and easy-to-learn. They contain English tests, business English and survival English packages. Nokia phone users can download the courses through Nokia's Mobiledu to enjoy an enriched English learning experience.

The courses available include TOEFL-type practice questions, TOEIC-type practice questions, functional learning (including business English, survival English and academic English) and American English phonology. Whether users intend to study abroad or get better career development, the courses will meet their requirements.

Mobiledu offers users the opportunity to learn English inexpensively, on their own time and even on the move. Users who study ETS content through Mobiledu can obtain scientific and systematic learning materials and methods, which are more convenient, effective, targeted and comprehensive than those users might search for on the Internet.

"Nokia Mobiledu brings users a truly seamless English learning experience by integrating learning with life; learning English on the go, anywhere and anytime. I believe Mobiledu will help English learners realize their dreams," said Angela Long, Nokia Sales and Marketing Manager of Mobiledu.cn. "Mobiledu is Nokia's new mobile Internet service, as well as the first interactive online mobile learning platform in the industry. It is committed to collaborating with China and globally renowned publishers and others in the education sector to introduce good educational products and services to users in an easy and innovative way, making it possible to learn on the go interactively."

"ETS is a world-recognized educational research and assessment organization. This collaboration between Nokia and ETS is based on the common goal we share. We are both committed to integrating learning into our daily life more innovatively. The collaboration is mutually successful and we will continue exploring innovative communication methods for China's ever-increasing English learners," Long added.

"Bringing benefits to consumers is our shared objective," said ETS Vice President Charles Cascio. "Nokia is a promoter of the global mobile Internet, while ETS is a world-leading provider of English-language learning products and services. The collaboration will enable users to take advantage of mobile communication and Internet integration to enjoy a rich and personalized English learning experience anywhere and anytime."

About ETS

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® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus for Nokia. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

As Nokia's largest single market, China is playing an increasingly important role in Nokia's R&D and production. In China, Nokia is committed to enhancing the communication experience of local users and helping them create new ways of sharing. Starting from youth education & development and environmental protection, Nokia initiates and proactively takes part in various sustainable, long-term public welfare programs in an effort to become one of China's best corporate citizens.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jason Baran
    609-683-2428
    jbaran@ets.org

    Nokia Inquiries:
    Ms. Cherry Gong
    Communications Manager
    Nokia (China) Investment Co., Ltd
    Tel: 021-63350500
    Fax: 021-63330002

    Ms. Zhao Jia
    Communications Assistant
    Nokia (China) Investment Co.,Ltd
    Tel: 010-87118888
    Fax: 010-87114468