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Tools & Resources for the ELL Classroom from ETS
Annabelle Galera Simpson
Regional Director
Latin America
&
ETS Global Institute
One Company, Two
Families
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TOEFL® family of products
– TOEFL ® iBT
– TOEFL ® ITP
– TOEFL ® Jr
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TOEIC® family of products
- TOEIC ® Listening & Reading
- TOEIC ® Speaking & Writing
- TOEIC Bridge ™
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English Language Tools for
Students & Teachers
Tools for Students and Teachers from ETS…
and the TOEFL® Family of Products
English Language Learning Tools:
• TOEFL Practice Online
• The Official Guide to the New TOEFL iBT
• CriterionSM Online Writing Evaluation
• Engaging English ™
• PROPELL ™ Workshop for TOEFL iBT™
• Coming Soon: Official Guide in Spanish for TOEFL ITP
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TOEFL Practice Online - Product Overview
• TOEFL Practice Online (TPO) is the official TOEFL iBT test
practice website – http://toeflpractice.ets.org
• Offers a variety of practice tests)
• Consists of previously administered TOEFL iBT test questions
• Helps prepare students for test day in several ways:
– Anytime, anywhere Web browser access
– Option to practice in one of 2 modes - timed or untimed
– Simulates the real TOEFL iBT testing experience
– Provides instant scores & predicts performance feedback on test day
– Provides targeted practice of skill student needs to improve
Resource in Colombia: IN Other Words, S.A.; ETS website – “Value
Packs”
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Official Guide to the New TOEFL® iBT
• Published for ETS by McGraw-Hill
• Book with 500 real TOEFL iBT
practice questions
• A companion audio CD with
authentic TOEFL iBT
• Listening passages and students’
spoken responses
• ETS raters’ comments to student
spoken and written responses
www.ets.org/toefl
Special rates for Latin America!
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Criterionsm Online Writing
Evaluation
is a web-based instructional tool
that helps students plan, write, and revise essays
provides - instant scoring with annotated diagnostic feedback
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Overview- The CriterionSM Approach
Comprehensive writing instructional tool that guides students
through each stage of the writing process:
– Planning to write — students choose one of eight prewriting tools to
assist in the planning process
– Writing the essay — instructors select topics and parameters for
each assignment
– Revising the essay — students respond to specific annotated
feedback in five key areas: Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Style, and
Organization & Development
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How Criterion Works?
• As an instructional and assessment tool based on technology
derived from ETS research on Natural Language Processing.
• The patented e-rater® scoring engine was developed at ETS to
provide both annotated diagnostic feedback and holistic scoring
based on level-specific models built from essays pre-scored by
ETS-trained readers.
• When compared with a human scorer, the e-rater ® scoring
engine generally provides holistic scores that are more than 92%
in agreement with human scores.
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The CriterionSM service
provides:
• Unlimited assignments — the number of student
submissions is determined by the instructor
• Unlimited number of instructors who can use the
program in their classes
• Unlimited control over scoring and feedback provided
to students
• Unlimited instructor-created topics
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What the Instructor Does
• Creates all assignments and provides writing instruction for the class as
a whole
• Provides instructor feedback which addresses the higher writing skills
such as idea or voice
• Makes instructor comments which address individual student problems
and focus on issues addressed in the class
• Evaluates the content of submitted essays in ways that only an
instructor can provide
• Guides the overall process of revision
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What the Student Does
• Responds to assignments as directed by the instructor
• Proofreads and corrects all work before submitting it for evaluation
• Reviews all feedback both from Trait Feedback and from instructor
comments and asks for clarification where necessary
• Uses the Writer’s Handbook which provides additional instruction for
problem areas
• Revises the essay based on feedback provided
• Continues the process of revision until the essay is satisfactory both to
the student and the instructor
• Internalizes lessons learned before proceeding to next assignment
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Topic Modes
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Persuasive
Descriptive
Narrative
Expository
Cause and Effect
Comparison
and Contrast
• Process
• Argument
• Issue
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Using the Topics Library to
Create an Assignment
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Choose <Essay Topic Category> (= grade/level)
Choose <Topic Mode>, if you wish
Under <Essay Topics>, choose a topic by name
Click <View All Topics> to see details for all topics in library
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Trait Feedback Categories
Grammar
Fragment or
missing comma
Run-on Sentences
Wrong or
missing word
Garbled sentences
S-V agreement
Ill-formed verb
Usage
Mechanics
Wrong article
Spelling
Repetition
Introductory material
Missing article
Capitalization of
proper nouns
Inappropriate words
Thesis statement
Nonstandard verb or
word form
Confused words
Wrong word form
Faulty comparisons
Initial capitalization
in a sentence
Missing question mark
Missing apostrophe
for contractions
Pronoun error
Missing end
punctuation
Missing
possessive
Comma error
Fused words
Compound words
Style
Org/Dev
Sentences containing
passive voice
Long sentences
Short sentences
Sentences beginning
with coordinating
conjunctions
Essay statistics
• Number of words
• Number of sentences
• Avg. number of words
in sentence
Duplicates
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Topic relationship
Technical Quality
Main ideas
Supporting ideas
Conclusion
Transitional words
and phrases
Other
Engaging English™
• Facilitates reading skill development using Lexile ® reading
tool
• Choose online reading material tracked to Lexile
• Measures progress toward desired Reading level
• Suggest appropriate readings, texts, etc.
• See www.ets.org for more information
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PROPELL ™ Workshops
for the TOEFL iBT Test™
• An interactive all-day workshop that helps you build a
curriculum based on TOEFL iBT learning objectives and
related classroom activities.
• Local resources:
Centro Colombo Americano – Medellin
Sandra Caceres, ETS Consultant for Colombia
[email protected]
• Next scheduled 2010 workshops:
September: Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil
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TOEIC®
Family of Products
TOEIC® Tools
Assessments
• TOEIC Test – assessment of English listening and reading skills for
the workplace
• TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests – assessment of English
speaking and writing skills for the workplace (available in Latin
America 2009)
• TOEIC Bridge – assessment of everyday English Skills
Test Practice
• Tactics for TOEIC – Speaking and Writing (Print)
• Tactics for TOEIC – Listening and Reading (Print)
• Coming Soon: Official Guide in Spanish for classic TOEIC;
Official Guide in Spanish for TOEIC Bridge
AmEnglish (Download and Smart Phone application)
Writing
Pronunciation
Idioms in English
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AmEnglish - Writing in English
• Interactive multimedia program
that Helps learners improve
their written English skills
• Focuses on helping users write
in English more clearly and
concisely while sharpening
English grammar and syntax
skills for the TOEFL® and
TOEIC® tests.
• More than 200 screens of
interactive lessons and
practices
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AmEnglish - Pronunciation in English
• Interactive multimedia program that
improves pronunciation skills for nonnative speakers of English
• Focuses on how to identify and use
the most important elements of
pronunciation: stress, intonation and
rhythm
• 130 interactive (30 hours) lessons and
practice activities
• Suitable for individual use, classroom
use, training and distance learning.
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AmEnglish - Idioms in English
• Interactive program designed for
to help non-native English
speakers “get up to speed” and
communicate like a native
speaker.
• Understanding idioms is critical for
success.
• Improves listening, vocabulary,
comprehension and speech.
• Self-study or classroom use
program featuring one hundred
current idioms in English.
• 220 lessons, final quiz, scoring.
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PROPELL ™ Workshops for
Teachers, TOEIC
• Workshops for TOEIC Listening & Reading
• Workshops for TOEIC Speaking & Writing
• Workshops for TOEIC Bridge
• Day-long interactive workshops focusing on learning
objectives and activities linked to specific English
language skill development.
• Resource in Colombia: IN Other Words, S.A.
[email protected]
• Resource in Cali: English World tel. 370 9388
• Next 2010 workshops:
September: Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile
October: Bogota, Colombia
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Questions?
www.ets.org
[email protected]
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