25 May 2019: EducationUSA Belgium to host Propell Workshop for the TOEFL iBT Test

EducationUSA Belgium is excited to announce a one-day professional development program designed to help English-language teachers meet the challenges of teaching English to students to better prepare them for the TOEFL iBT Test. The Propell Workshop for the TOEFL iBT Test will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Saturday 25 May 2019 in the EducationUSA Advising Center of the Fulbright Commission on the sixth floor of the Royal Library of Belgium (Boulevard de l’Empereur 4 Keizerslaan, B-1000 Brussels).

ABOUT THE EVENT

Led by ETS-approved trainers in an interactive, hands-on classroom setting, the Propell® workshop is a one-day professional development program designed to help English-language teachers successfully teach students English as a second language. The workshop uses examples from all four sections of the TOEFL iBT® test: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. It provides instructional techniques and strategies for using the integrated-skills approach to teaching language and for preparing students for success.

Teachers will receive a Propell workshop kit that will guide them through stimulating sessions on teaching techniques and activities and help them learn more about the benefits of the TOEFL iBT test. The workshop is also an opportunity to interact with peers and provide feedback to help ETS improve and develop assessments that meet their needs.

REGISTRATION

The event is free for participants, but we ask that you register by no later than 15 May 2019. You will receive a copy of your registration after submitting the form; if you do not receive this, please email events@fulbright.be to confirm that your registration has indeed gone through.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is the training for? The training is intended for English language professionals working in higher education establishments or in language centers who already prepare students to take the TOEFL iBT test or would like to feel prepared to do it.

What is the language of the workshop? The language of the workshop is English.

Who are the facilitators of the workshop? An ETS-Approved Propell® Facilitator will be leading the workshop. The details will be confirmed around one month before the training.

What will be discussed during the workshop?  The one-day workshop will offer instructional techniques and learning activities for English-language instructors to use in the classroom to build an engaging TOEFL iBT curriculum to effectively prepare students for test day. Based on the integrated-skills approach, the workshop will include 1) a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL iBT test, 2) a detailed review of the scoring guidelines for the Writing and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT test, 3) practice in scoring sample test-taker responses, and 4) an engaging discussion on practical applications to guide classroom instruction.

Is there any final exam? What do I have to do to complete the training? There is no final exam; however, the participants are expected to take active part in discussion and group work. Participants who leave the workshop early may not be granted the certificate of completion.

Will refreshments be provided? Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Lunch will not be provided; participants may opt to either bring their lunch (refrigerator and microwave are available!) or to purchase lunch in the cafeteria of the Royal Library of Belgium.