Tools & Resources for the ELL Classroom from ETS

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Tools & Resources for the ELL Classroom from ETS


Annabelle Galera Simpson

Regional Director

Latin America

&

ETS Global Institute

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One Company, Two
Families


TOEFL
® family of products



TOEFL ® iBT


TOEFL ® ITP


TOEFL ® Jr





TOEIC® family of products



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TOEIC ® Listening & Reading


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TOEIC ® Speaking & Writing


-

TOEIC Bridge ™


English Language Tools for
Students & Teachers




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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


Criterion
SM
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
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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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is a web
-
based instructional tool

that helps students plan, write, and revise essays

provides
-

instant scoring with annotated diagnostic feedback

Criterion
sm

Online Writing
Evaluation



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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

Overview
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The Criterion
SM

Approach

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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.

How Criterion Works?

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The
Criterion
SM

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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Persuasive


Descriptive


Narrative


Expository


Cause and Effect


Comparison

and Contrast


Process


Argument


Issue

Topic Modes

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Using the Topics Library to
Create an Assignment


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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Grammar

Usage

Mechanics

Style

Org/Dev

Fragment or
missing comma

Run
-
on Sentences

Wrong or

missing word

Garbled sentences

S
-
V agreement

Ill
-
formed verb

Pronoun error

Missing
possessive

Wrong article

Missing article

Nonstandard verb or
word form

Confused words

Wrong word form

Faulty comparisons

Spelling

Capitalization of

proper nouns

Initial capitalization

in a sentence

Missing question mark

Missing apostrophe

for contractions

Missing end

punctuation

Comma error

Fused words

Compound words

Duplicates


Repetition

Inappropriate words

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

Introductory material

Thesis statement

Topic relationship

Technical Quality

Main ideas

Supporting ideas

Conclusion

Transitional words

and phrases

Other

Trait Feedback Categories

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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



caceres.peralta.sandra@gmail.com




Next scheduled 2010 workshops:


September: Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil





TOEIC
®

Family of Products

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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
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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 non
-
native 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
.


inotherwords@etb.net.co


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


asimpson@ets.org