今回は、ETS TOEFL®テストのディレクターであるMagali Daumasさんより読者のみなさんへ新年のメッセージをいただきました。
It is an honor to be offered the opportunity to share my Best Wishes with all of you as we are off to a great start for a New Year!
As a Strategic Marketing Director within the TOEFL® Brand Management group, I have been fortunate enough to work closely with our longstanding and outstanding partner CIEE Japan since 5 years.
Our joint goal and effort during all those years is all about helping out more and more Japanese students achieve their dreams using the TOEFL® test, the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and the United States. Basically, you can be anything and study anywhere with the TOEFL test!
This is a particularly critical and exciting time as demand spikes for English-language proficiency around the world and the need for reliable, research driven global assessments standards are needed more than ever.
At nonprofit ETS, we are passionate about our mission to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide because we believe in the power of learning. We strive to provide innovative and meaningful measurement solutions that improve teaching and learning, expand educational opportunities, and inform policy.
As such, we are also committed to provide continuous support to English-language teachers in Japan through offering appropriate tools and resources, including regular teacher professional development workshops throughout the country.
Happy New Year!