PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 8, 2014 / PRNewswire – Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the TOEFL® program are launching the TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English! project — “Our Town. In Our Words.” — to promote the English language to young students around the world. The global campaign kicks off on October 13, 2014, and ends December 31, 2014. The campaign is designed to inspire students under the guidance of their English language learning teachers to practice and improve their English-language skills in the classroom.
“Now more than ever, teachers are introducing English as a second language at earlier stages of learning,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL program. “At ETS, we’re committed to promoting teaching and learning that engages students across all levels.”
Working together as a class over the course of a few weeks, students will be using their English-language skills to share what is great about their town by creating a video, radio, poster or newspaper column advertisement. Students are encouraged to be creative and use their knowledge of the English language to effectively communicate their messages.
“What’s great about this campaign is that it allows for students to have fun and be creative while practicing English,” said Brown. “The students can take pride in showing off their English-language skills.”
Participating classes will receive promotional items, educational materials, certificates and a plaque.
The campaign is part of the TOEFL Young Students Series, an extension of the ETS TOEFL program, and is specifically geared to the language-learning needs of younger students. It includes the TOEFL® Primary™ tests, designed for students ages 8+ to set the right foundation for successful development of English-language skills, and the TOEFL Junior® tests, designed for students ages 11+.
For more information on the project, visit the TOEFL Young Students Series GO English! website at www.ets.org/toefl/goenglish.
About the TOEFL® Young Students Series
Designed to set the foundation for the successful development of English-language skills, the TOEFL® Young Students Series features age-appropriate assessments, products and services — including the TOEFL Junior® and TOEFL® Primary™ tests — to help guide younger students to the next steps of learning.
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 postsecondary education, and by 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. www.ets.org