On the heels of a successful first year, global project promotes English-language skills among young learners
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 9, 2015 / PRNewswire — Starting in September, students from around the world will begin using their English-language skills as part of the 2015 TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English! project. The program, designed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the TOEFL program, inspires students to practice and improve their English-language skills in the classroom under the guidance of their English-language teachers.
The 2015 campaign — “Your Culture. In Your Words.” — is designed for students to share the celebrations, legends, landmarks or traditions unique to their culture. Working together as a class over the course of a few months, students will be using their English-language skills to create a video, radio, poster or newspaper announcement. Creativity is encouraged and students will showcase their knowledge of the English language to effectively communicate their messages.
“Thousands of students representing more than 20 countries submitted creative advertisements about their hometowns in the 2014 campaign,” said David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Education at ETS. “With the increasing role of the English language globally, we are committed to providing opportunities for young learners to develop their English skills in the classroom.”
All classrooms are welcome to submit projects for the 2015 campaign by March 31, 2016. Participating classes will receive promotional items, educational materials, certificates and a plaque, and will have the opportunity to be featured on the TOEFL Young Students Series GO English! website. For more information on the project and to view submissions from 2014, visit 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