ETS Elementary and Secondary Education

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    1. 1. TOEIC ®   托益 Know English. Know Success. October 25, 2007 Presented by Winnie Wong and Kim Adler Institute of International Education (IIE) 國際教育協會
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>TOEIC </li></ul><ul><li>TOEIC and the Work Place English Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>TOEIC Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test </li></ul>
    3. 3. TOEIC ® 托益 Test of English for International Communication TM <ul><li>Created by Educational Testing Service (ETS) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an objective assessment of workplace English proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally accepted standard of English proficiency </li></ul>
    4. 4. The TOEIC Test’s Numbers Don’t Lie <ul><li>Over 4.5 million TOEIC tests per year worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5,000 organizations </li></ul>
    5. 5. A Trustworthy Test with Tested Results <ul><li>Listening & Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic – reflects today’s world </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and reliable – backed by statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>Strict security practices </li></ul>
    6. 6. How is the TOEIC Test Structured? <ul><li>45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>100 questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 sections </li></ul><ul><li>7 seconds between items </li></ul><ul><li>75 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>100 questions </li></ul><ul><li>3 sections </li></ul><ul><li>The candidates work at their own speed </li></ul>LISTENING READING
    7. 7. Machine scored, paper & pencil test with listening section on cassette/CD
    8. 8. Sample TOEIC ® Score Report & TOEIC ® Certificate
    9. 9. Flexible Testing Options <ul><li>Two types of administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing at individual corporate locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open sessions on fixed dates held at our test center </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. TOEIC ® Recognition in Hong Kong and Mainland China <ul><li>Specified International Business English Examination </li></ul><ul><li>- Workplace English Campaign (WEC) </li></ul><ul><li>- Continuing Education Fund (CEF) </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized by Occupational Skill and Testing Authority ( OSTA ) of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the People Republic of China </li></ul><ul><li>中國勞動和社會保障部職業技能鑒定中心 http:// www.toeictest.com.cn / </li></ul>
    11. 12. Alignment of HKWEB with TOEIC and TOEIC Bridge
    12. 13. Who Uses the TOEIC Test? <ul><li>Multinational Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>English-Language Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Universities and Colleges </li></ul>
    13. 14. Bristol-Meyers Squibb As part of a global leader in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Bristol-Meyers Thailand is committed to ensuring its staff members have the English-language skills they need to communicate with clients, vendors and coworkers around the world. Since Bristol-Meyers Squibb views English proficiency as a key requirement for its managers, it uses the TOEIC test to evaluate and improve the English-language skills of those managers. Every two years, managers must show they have risen to the required English proficiency level. During that time, they are able to take advantage of an in-house English Department Training Program and retake the TOEIC test to show their progress. The company also offers these resources to supervisors who wish to join the ranks of management. Success Story - Promotions
    14. 15. Kenwood Electronics Technologies Kenwood Electronics, located in Malaysia, requires all new hires to provide a baseline assessment of their English ability. TOEIC scores identify the training needs and provide a clear path for employees seeking to improve their English skills. Kenwood recently relocated their R&D division from Japan to Malaysia, where the common language is English. Therefore it is now imperative that all employees maintain certain levels of English. This company was able to streamline its business practices and save money in the hiring process by using the TOEIC test. By ensuring that newly hired employees possess a sufficient level of English proficiency to do the job, costly mistakes, miscommunication and poor job performance are avoided. Success Story - Recruiting
    15. 16. Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd) In order to develop talented personnel who can thrive when faced with global challenges, Panasonic implemented measures to improve English-communication ability. Its goal with using TOEIC test results is to nurture global talent and qualitatively strengthen business-communication skills throughout the company. They use TOEIC scores as one of the promotion criteria for supervisors and managers, and for developing overall language ability within the company to further promote “globalization from within.” These measures have had a major impact on the employees engaged in international business, as well as all company employees not necessarily involved in overseas markets. . Success Story - Career Development
    16. 17. TOEIC ® Bridge <ul><li>Provides an objective assessment of emerging English proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning and intermediate learners of English take the TOEIC ® Bridge test to have their skills assessed and help them to focus on areas of improvement. </li></ul>
    17. 18. TOEIC ® Bridge Structure LISTENING READING <ul><li>25 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>50 questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 types o f questions </li></ul><ul><li>35 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>50 questions </li></ul><ul><li>2 types of reading </li></ul><ul><li>The candidates work </li></ul><ul><li>at their own speed </li></ul>
    18. 19. Introducing a New Option: TOEIC ® Speaking & Writing <ul><li> Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Measures test taker’s ability to speak business English </li></ul><ul><li>Responses rated by scorers through the ETS Online Scoring Network </li></ul><ul><li>Network will evaluate pronunciation, intonation, grammar, vocabulary, relevance and completeness of response </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 20 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Includes 11 questions that measure different aspects of speaking ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Measures the test takers’ ability to use written English </li></ul><ul><li>Responses evaluated by scorers and raters who will consider overall organization, appropriate and precise use of grammar, and vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 60 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Includes 8 questions that measure different aspects of writing ability </li></ul>
    19. 20. www.ets.org/toeic <ul><li>Learn more about the TOEIC ® test </li></ul><ul><li>View case studies, articles and publications </li></ul>
    20. 21. TOEIC ® Representative in Hong Kong <ul><li>Institute of International Education (IIE) </li></ul><ul><li>國際教育協會 </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 2603 5771 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: toeic@iiehongkong.org </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.iiehongkong.org/ </li></ul>
    21. 22. Q & A

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