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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 provide the one-day workshop which covers all sections and the half-day workshop specialized in the speaking and writing sections in 2019. We look forward to your participation.

ETS website

*The schedule of the workshop in 2020 will be announced on this web page. If you would like to receive a notice mail when the workshop registration starts, please click the button below.

Eligible participants

English-language teachers


30 participants each


  • Scoring criteria for both the speaking and writing sections of the TOEFL iBT® test and classroom activities etc.*Half-day (Speaking & Writing) workshop
  • 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.*One-day (4 skills) workshop




ETS Authorized Propell® Facilitators (TOEFL iBT® test)
Sei Isomine, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Osamu Usami, Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Nobuo Tsuda, Konan University
Ayako Yokogawa, Meiji University
Chiaki Taoka, Kobe College
*The details of each facilitator are only available in Japanese.


  • 2,000 yen *Half-day (Speaking & Writing) workshop (including ETS Propell® kit )
  • 3,000 yen *One-day(4 skills) workshop (including ETS Propell® kit and lunch)
    *The participation fee must be paid in advance.

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.
  • The One-day workshop is almost the same as  2017.
  • The half-day (Speaking & Writing) workshop is conducted based on the contents of the speaking & writing section in the one-day (4 skills) workshop.

2019 Schedule and Application

2skills(Speaking & Writing)

Tokyo *The registration has been closed.

Date Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time 13:00-17:00
Venue Tokyo Yaesu Hall
Instructor Nobuo Tsuda
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Konan University
Deadline Sunday, July 21, 2019

2skills(Speaking & Writing)

Sendai *The registration has been closed.

Date Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time 13:00-17:00
Venue Tohoku University
Instructor Osamu Usami
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Deadline Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Okinawa *The registration has been closed.

Date Monday, August 12, 2019
Time 9:30-16:45
Venue Meio University
Instructor Ayako Yokogawa
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Meiji University
Deadline Sunday, August 4, 2019


Tokyo *The registration has been closed.

Date Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time 9:30-16:45
Venue Tokyo Yaesu Hall
Instructor Sei Isomine
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Deadline Sunday, September 1, 2019


Osaka *The registration has been closed.

Date Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time 9:30-16:45
Venue Shin-Osaka Marubiru-bekkann
Instructor Chiaki Taoka
ETS Authorized Propell Facilitator
Kobe College
Deadline Monday, September 16, 2019

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.

Propell® Workshop Powerpoint

These slides are a part of the Powerpoint for the Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® test.

TOEFL® Resource Series for Teachers



Propell® Workshop for the TOEFL iBT® Test team
CIEE Japan