Kitakyushu JALT:

The New TOEIC Tests: Understanding the challenges, preparing for success

Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2007 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Grant Trew

The recent changes to the TOEIC have significant implications for both students and educators running test preparation courses. The first half of this workshop will walk participants through the new test format of the TOEIC (Listening and Reading) test, clarifying the main changes, and highlighting the implications for test takers and teachers. It will also present some approaches to overcoming the problems Japanese learners are likely to face.

The second part of the presentation will give an overview of tasks included on the new TOEIC: Speaking and Writing tests. The presenter will focus on the challenges these are likely to present, and the skills students will need to score well on these components.

Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kitakyushu JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kitakyushu International Conference Center, room 31 (a 5-minute walk from the Kokura train station for shinkansen, JR train)

Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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