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Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® Test

Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® Test

Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® Test

The Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® test organized by Educational Testing Service (ETS), TOEFL® Test developer, is designed for English language teachers around the world. The aim of this workshop is to provide the teachers opportunities to share and learn the objective of the TOEFL iBT® test, the scoring criteria and teaching methods etc. through activities and discussions. In Japan, the workshop is co-hosted by ETS and CIEE Japan, TOEFL iBT® Resource Center in Japan, every year since 2011.During the workshop, ETS Authorized Propell® Facilitators conduct interactively with using the original materials produced by ETS.
Many participants have left positive comments on the workshop such that “it is informative and useful”.
We will offer the online workshop in 2020 in order to prevent COVID-19 infection. We look forward to your participation.

ETS website


Online (Zoom Meetings)

Eligible participants

English-language teachers


30 participants each


Overview of the TOEFL iBT® test: reading, listening, speaking and writing, the scoring criteria for both the speaking and writing sections and classroom activities etc.
*Some parts of the contents will be explained in video recordings provided by the instructors before the workshop.




ETS Authorized Propell® Facilitators (TOEFL iBT® test)
Sei Isomine, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Ayako Yokogawa, Meiji University
*The details the facilitators are only available in Japanese.


2,500 yen (including ETS Propell® kit )
*The participation fee must be paid in advance.

Notes and recommended environments for the participation

  • Before participating in the workshop, all participants are required to watch about one-hour video recordings provided by the instructors and work on the related tasks.
  • Please use a desktop(laptop) computer or a tablet since discussions and activities using a web whiteboard will be held during the workshop.
  • Please use your name registered for the workshop and turn your video on when participating.
  • We recommend participating in a quiet place with a stable internet connection using a headset since the workshop will be conducted interactively.

    System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux

  • Please note that the end time of the workshop may be changed depending on the situation because of the interactive activities.
  • We will record the workshop and use some parts of the record for the purpose of reports to the extent that individuals cannot be identified.

Participation privileges

CIEE Japan will provide the participants with information about a special price of official TOEFL® materials offered on our website after your participation.
*Please note that the special price will not be available before receiving the information from CIEE Japan.


The certificate of the workshop will be issued from ETS.

2020 Schedule and Application

*The contents of the both workshops below are the same.


Date Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time 14:00-15:30
Format Online (Zoom Meetings)
Instructor Ayako Yokogawa
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Deadline Thursday, August 13, 2020


Date Sunday, September 13, 2020
Time 14:00-15:30
Format Online (Zoom Meetings)
Instructor Sei Isomine
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Deadline Sunday, September 6, 2020

Feedback on the workshop

  • The workshop really motivated to me to learn more about the test for both my students and myself.
  • I would like to participate in the workshop again as this contains a lot of information.
  • The workshop helps me to think how to plan activities for my students.
  • Activities book is a great source.
  • The way the facilitators conducted workshop also gave me a good insight in terms of how English teachers should conduct classes in English.
  • This was a really informative workshop on the TOEFL® exam and how to teach for it in the classroom.
  • Scoring part of the workshop was really useful.
  • A very useful, helpful seminar. I can use many of the activities, ideas discussed.
  • It was a good chance to review TOEFL iBT® and to share different ideas with other teachers.
  • The workshop deepen my understanding of TOEFL®, and I will try teaching method of Writing/Reading.



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