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October 17, 2006

English Speaking Test Forum 2006: Monday, October 30th

English is increasingly a vital skill in the day-to-day activities of international firms. Clearly, the onus is on Human Resource managers as well as teachers to be able to accurately evaluate the English ability, especially the oral ability, of non-native employees and students. Given this, the Teikyo Study Abroad Center of Teikyo University will be providing a seminar aptly entitled English Speaking Test Forum 2006 at Teikyo University's Itabashi Campus on Monday, October 30th, starting at 3pm.

The list of presenters is impressive, and amounts to a virtual "who's who" of language testing service providers in the Japan market. Representatives of Benesse will discuss the Global Test of English Communication (GTEC), a four skill online English test. ALC Press will present their Telephone Standard Speaking Test (T-SST) and Ordinate Corporation will discuss Versant (previously known as PhonePass). The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the official representative for ETS in Japan, will discuss the TOEFL iBT. Additionally, the Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC), a non-profit that administers the TOEIC exam, will discuss the TOEIC.

The seminar is free, and will be conducted in Japanese, although non-native listeners of Japanese are encouraged to attend.

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