Immersive Education Academy announces the launch of its new online TOEFL® test prep course for students in Asia. Through its collaboration with ETS, the TOEFL test prep course will leverage official TOEFL iBT® test content and be a convenient and effective tool to help international students better prepare for the TOEFL iBT test.
The online TOEFL test prep course will be exclusively developed and delivered online through Immersive Education Academy’s learning platform with the help of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Intensive English Institute. The expected launch of the course will be in late 2021.
“Our partnership with ETS presents an amazing opportunity for us to leverage our two organizations’ expertise and resources to serve regional education needs,” said Octavian Cheung, CEO of Immersive Education Academy. “We look forward to further strengthening our cooperation with ETS through new training, testing and research opportunities for different institutions, teachers, students and industries across Asia.”
Through the course, international students will be able to practice with official TOEFL iBT past test questions. Aspiring international students will also be able to take advantage of feedback using ETS’s scoring and feedback engines — the SpeechRater® service and the e-rater® engine.
Together, ETS’s scoring technology, combined with Immersive Education Academy’s AI-enhanced learning platform, will provide valuable performance data about students that can be used to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Reports can be generated for students, teachers, schools and national education authorities. By developing a modular TOEFL test prep program focused on the different skill areas, the program can be incorporated into different countries and curriculums provided by schools and universities.
“We’re always looking for ways to enhance the test-taker experience when it comes to the TOEFL Family of Assessments,” said John Kochanski, Senior Director-ETS Business Development. “We’re confident that this prep course will be beneficial for test takers preparing for the TOEFL iBT test and appreciate the collaboration between the University of Illinois and Immersive Education Academy — one that we’ll continue to leverage in exploring other learning and training opportunities in the future.”
About Immersive Education Academy
Immersive Education Academy is an Education and Technology company based in Hong Kong focusing on online and blended learning solutions for the public sector. Established since 2012, iEd provides online or hybrid learning solutions in English and general education subjects for K-12 schools and higher education institutions in Hong Kong, Greater China and other countries in Asia. Immersive Education Academy is an international partner of different state universities in the United States and Ministry of Education affiliated departments in Asia.
ETS advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org