What Does Friendship Mean to you? Tell Us in Your Words.
TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English! project encourages classrooms to communicate about friendship using their English-language skills

Contact: Allyson Norton              Phone: 1-609-759-5774              Email: mediacontacts@ets.org

Princeton, N.J. (September 13, 2016) — Calling all English-language teachers and students! It’s been said that finding a true friend is a priceless treasure. Now we want to know what friendship means to you. Starting September 13, Educational Testing Service (ETS®) and the TOEFL® program invite you and other English-language classrooms from around the globe to participate in the third edition of the TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English! project.

For this year’s project — “What is Friendship? In Your Words.” — we ask teachers and students to work as a class to tell us their thoughts on friendship by creating a video, radio, poster or newspaper announcement. We encourage you to showcase your English-language skills while being creative. To learn more about the project, visit www.ets.org/toefl/goenglish and be sure to view the highlight video of the 2015–16 TOEFL Young Students Series GO English! project.

“Over 6,000 students from 27 countries participated in the 2015–16 TOEFL Young Students Series GO English! project,” said David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Education at ETS. “We are excited to continue offering this opportunity for young learners to develop their increasingly important English-language skills.”

Classrooms are welcome to submit projects for the 2016–17 series by January 31, 2017. Participating schools will receive a plaque, promotional items, educational materials, and certificates of achievement.

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.

About ETS

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.

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