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TOEFL® Program Launches Facebook® Page to Connect with Test Takers Worldwide

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of English-language learners around the world grows at a significant pace, the TOEFL® program launches a new Facebook® page, www.facebook.com/TOEFL, to engage test takers worldwide and share timely information regarding the most widely accepted English-language assessment.

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The TOEFL page, developed by ETS, the creator of the TOEFL test, provides a wide variety of test prep, study resources and sample test questions to assist students as they prepare for the assessment. The social networking platform also offers students a forum to connect and to communicate with other TOEFL test takers regarding study-abroad opportunities.

"The TOEFL page on Facebook transforms the way we can engage with test takers around the world," commented Pamela Treves, Director of the TOEFL Brand. "This communication channel allows us to share valuable information regarding the TOEFL test in a more efficient and interactive format. We hope English-language learners worldwide will join the conversation and take advantage of this free resource."

The page also includes a TOEFL Communities section providing direct links to additional TOEFL pages and other TOEFL social media sites relevant to particular geographic locations, such as China, India and the United States.

The launch of www.facebook.com/TOEFL is timely as the number of TOEFL test takers globally continues to skyrocket. The TOEFL Go Anywhere website (www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org), another free resource for students, is updated with study tips, educational videos and access to registration to assist the growing numbers of TOEFL test takers. The website is available in English, Chinese and Korean.

Students are also encouraged to join the TOEFL mailing list, available at http://www.ets.org/toefl/student_news, to receive timely updates regarding the TOEFL test.

About the TOEFL Test
For nearly 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world. The assessment measures an individual's ability to use and understand English and evaluates how well an individual is able to integrate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

The TOEFL test is recognized by more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 27 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.

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 post-secondary education, as well as 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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