September 13, 2010 08:00 ET

Propell ™ Teacher Workshops for the TOEIC® Tests Offered Free-of-Charge to English-Language Teachers Across Asia

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) - For the first time in China, Educational Testing Service (ETS) hosted the Propell ™ Teacher Workshops for the TOEIC® tests -- a professional development program for teachers of English. The free workshops were attended by 80 language educators from seven countries and regions including mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Each workshop provided a unique opportunity to exchange teaching strategies that work across borders.

"We are pleased to provide teachers with a forum to learn and exchange ideas that will help bring English-language learners closer to their education goals," explains Feng Yu, ETS TOEIC® Product Director. "These workshops are being offered by our experts who are dedicated to working with teachers to explore different approaches to language teaching and learning that help produce effective results in testing and real-world environments." 

ETS's Propell Teacher Workshops for the TOEIC tests were held over six days, free of charge, as a resource to help educators meet the challenges of teaching workplace English to students entering the workforce. The workshops focused on advancing the quality of English-language education worldwide by providing a forum to learn about new teaching tools, and share experiences with fellow educators. 

"I am lucky to have been sent here to participate in this workshop as it is such a good chance to learn from resourceful trainers from ETS's Princeton headquarters," said Luu Thi Kim Nhung from Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam. "Throughout the workshop there were so many practical teaching activities shared by the trainers and other attendees that will be very useful when I return to Vietnam."

This session in Beijing marked the official launch of the Propell Teacher Workshop for the TOEIC Bridge™ test. The Propell ™ Workshops for the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC ® Speaking and Writing tests were launched earlier this year and have been successfully hosted in thirteen countries worldwide. All three workshops offer hands-on sessions led by ETS-trained specialists skilled in the area of English language learning. They utilize examples from the TOEIC tests, and provide English-language teachers with instructional techniques and strategies that help prepare students for success in the workplace.

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