Propell workshop for the TOEFL iBT

Propell workshop for the TOEFL iBT

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Fulbright Center will organize a Propell workshop for TOEFL iBT test on June 10.

Lisätietoja Propell-työpajasta:

Stella Saliari
Academic Relations Specialist
ETS Global
Phone: +31-20-880-4163
Mobile: +31-623572643

Johanna Lahti
Apulaisjohtaja/Deputy Director
Fulbright Center
puh./tel. 044 5535 278

Propell Workshop for the TOEFL iBT Test

Led by ETS-approved trainer 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 teachers’ needs.

Date: Monday June 10, 2013
Time: 10:00-17:15
Location: Fulbright Center, Hakaniemenranta 6, 00530 Helsinki

Schedule of the day:
10:00-11:30        Welcome, Test Details, Materials

11:30-11:40        Break

11:40-13:00        Scoring Speaking Responses

13:00-13:45        Lunch

13:45-15:15        Scoring Writing Responses

15:15-15:25        Break

15:25-16:25        Learning Objectives and Classroom Activities

16:25-16:40        Resources

16:40-17:15        Evaluation and Distribution of Certificates


Propell Workshop is free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their travel, lunch and coffee costs.

There are seats available at the workshop. Please register by Thursday June 6, 16:00, to Johanna Lahti, Johanna.lahti(at)


What can you expect from a Propell Workshop?• Teaching and learning strategies to help promote your students’ success
• Flexible classroom activities to motivate your students
• Learning objectives for lesson plans and class activities
• Access to practice test resources
• Speaking and Writing Rubrics describing the criteria for student scores
• Networking with other instructors to share ideas
• A certificate upon completion of the workshop

Propell workshop trainer in Helsinki will be Ms. Stella Saliari. She has been working as an Academic Relations Specialist for ETS Global since March 2011. Stella Saliari is responsible for the European outreach and works closely with Higher Education Institutions, English language teachers and students. Prior to ETS Global she worked as an English and German teacher. She holds an MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her first degree was in English and German language and literature from the Technical University Carolina Wilhelmina of Braunschweig in Germany.