TRAININGS

At Goal Testing, we believe in the importance of the continuous professional development of teachers. We aim to provide a pathway for teachers from all backgrounds and experiences to make sure that students have the language skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. 

We meet this challenge by creating a rich portfolio of training programs that help uphold high standards of practice.

The TOEFL Primary Teacher Workshop is a forum for English-language educators

of young learners to share and build on their current practices by participating in a supportive and challenging professional development experience. This one-day  workshop incorporates and promotes best practices in teaching and learning by introducing information and tools to:

  • become more familiar with the TOEFL Primary tests and learning materials
  • analyze teaching and learning needs
  • design materials, encourage learners to communicate, and adapt instruction to age, needs, and learning styles
  • design and implement instruction (curricula, lesson plans, and tasks) with clear goals and objectives, aligned to local contexts
  • develop meaningful strategies and procedures to assess students’ skills and abilities and provide continuous constructive feedback

The TOEFL Junior  Teacher Workshop is a forum for English-language educators 

of young learners ages 11+  to share and build on their current practices by participating in a supportive and challenging professional development experience. This one-day workshop incorporates and promotes best practices in teaching and learning by introducing information and tools to:

  • become more familiar with the TOEFL Junior tests and learning materials
  • analyze teaching and learning needs
  • Design instruction and  materials that are motivating, encourage learners to communicate, and can be adapted to age, needs, and learning styles
  • design and implement instruction (curricula, lesson plans, and tasks) with clear goals and objectives, aligned to local contexts
  • develop meaningful strategies and procedures to assess students’ skills and abilities and provide continuous constructive feedback

The Propell® workshop is a 1-day professional development program designed to help English-language teachers meet the challenges of teaching English to students. The workshop uses examples from the Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing sections of the TOEFL iBT® test. It provides instructional techniques and strategies for using the integrated-skills approach to teaching language and for preparing students for success.

Led by ETS-approved facilitators in an interactive, hands-on classroom setting, the Propell workshop opens the door to increased success in teaching students English as a second language. Teachers will receive a Propell workshop kit that will guide them through stimulating sessions on teaching techniques and activities and help them learn more about the benefits of the TOEFL iBT test. The workshop is also an opportunity to interact with peers and provide feedback to help us improve and develop assessments that meet their needs.

Led by an ETS-approved trainer in an interactive, hands-on classroom setting, the TOEFL ITP® Teacher Workshop is a full-day professional development program. 

Get the tools you need to help students improve their English-language skills by focusing on three key skills: Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Structure and Written Expression.

 

The TOEFL ITP® Teacher Workshop help you:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the test
  • See how the language skills measured relate to academic success
  • Practice proven techniques using materials that motivate your students
  • Learn strategies to assess student skills and abilities
  • Share ideas and learn from fellow workshop attendees

In most English classrooms, the gaps in students’ proficiency levels are too wide. Teachers run the risk that students start feeling lost and disengaged. It presents a challenge to teachers to meet the needs of the individual students and to create motivating learning opportunities for them. To effectively address students' diverse educational needs, teachers must engage in good decision making concerning the questions that follow: 

  • Why does assessment matter? 
  • What is the role of assessment in learning? How can we link assessment to student learning? 
  • How can I use the assessment data? How does it help me  understand students’ progress?
  • What are the alternative ways  to make use of the assessment data?  
  • How do the descriptors of student's ability help students themselves and parents understand students' proficiency levels and progress?

In this practice-oriented workshop, you will get the opportunity to work on a sample of large-scale assessment data to discover the  ways of meaningful classroom implementations in light of the answers to the questions above.

Above you find overviews of the trainings/workshops that we offer with great pleasure at various schools. Are you interested in a training topic on a subject that is not mentioned in the overviews above? We also offer ‘customized workshops’. Contact us for more ideas and collaboration.