Opening Ceremony and 1st Round of TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 In Hochiminh City – Tổ chức Giáo dục IIG Việt Nam
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Opening Ceremony and 1st Round of TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 In Hochiminh City

Hochiminh City. February 22nd 2014. Hochiminh City Department of Education and Training has partnered with IIG Vietnam – the exclusive  and official representative of the Educational Testing Service in Vietnam – to organize the Opening Ceremony of the TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 at Dinh Tien Hoang Elementary School (District 1, Hochiminh City). Right after the Opening Ceremony, the First Round of the competition has taken place with intense heat and excitement coming from the participation of roughly 9 thousands students from 191 primary schools in the area. Besides the main location at Dinh Tien Hoang Elementary School, the first round of the competition is also held at two other primary schools in Hochiminh City, which are Bau Sen Elementary School located in District 5 and Tan Son Nhi Elementary School located in Tan Phu District.

Overall of Opening Ceremony of TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 in Hochiminh

IIG Vietnam has partnered with more than 20 Departments of Education and Training of local areas to promote TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 to students of  3rd grade to 5th grade in primary schools nationwide. To be specific, in the Northern areas, the competition will be held in 9 different cities and provinces. In the Middle areas, IIG Vietnam partners with Danang and Hue Department of Education and Training (DOET) and in the Southern areas, there are 9 big cities and provinces DOETs participated such as Hochiminh City, Can Tho, Dong Nai, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Tay Ninh, Ba ria Vung Tau and Long An. The first round of the competition has taken place since the end of February toward mid-March of 2014; and Hochiminh City is honored to be the first test location to organize the Opening ceremony and the First Round of MOSWC 2014.


Mr. Le Hong Son – Director of Hochiminh city DOET delivers the opening speech

 Contestants scoring equals to or higher than 65/100 points will be eligible to enter the Second Round and have the chance to try out the TOEFL Primary Test Step 1 specifically designed by ETS. Then the top 100 students of the Second Round in Hochiminh will continue to the TOEFL Primary Test Step 2 in the Third Round. All contestants participating in the Second Round and Third Round will be able to receive the official score report issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is valid worldwide. According to the latest documents by the Department of Education and Training Hochiminh City signed on February 17th 2014, depending on the results of the participating students in the two steps of TOEFL Primary assessment tests, students will be certified to achieve appropriate level of English proficiency on the grade scale respectively, both for students learning English at local primary school system and students following intensive English programs.


Mr. Doan Hong Nam – IIG Vietnam President delivers speech

Contestants participating in the Final Round in Hochiminh City will receive certificates from the Hochiminh City DOET and gifts from the Organizing Committee with detail as follows: 1 First Prize, 10 Second Prizes, 20 Third Prizes and 69 Consolation Prizes. Besides, the results of the Final Round in Hochiminh City will be put into comparison with the results from other cities, provinces and regions nationwide to select the winners for the National Prizes, which include 1 First Prize National, 3 Second Prizes National and 6 Third Prizes National.


TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 is the first English competition in Vietnam to use an international assessment test to evaluate the English proficiency of participating students. Even though this is the first time TOEFL Primary Challenge being held in Vietnam, on the voluntary manner, the competition however has attracted great attentions by the public and being supported strongly by many DOETs, teachers, students and their parents nationwide. This shows that the TOEFL Primary test has proved itself to be one of the most reliable and authentic assessment tools to measure English proficiency of students in elementary schools not only in Hochiminh City but also throughout the nation. The Organizing Committee believes that the competition will contribute greatly to improve the quality of teaching and learning of both teachers and students in elementary schools and also help upgrade the Vietnamese education in a more comprehensive way.


TOEFL Primary – developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) – is newest addition of the TOEFL Assessment Family and is the last step to complete the measuring English proficiency procedure from beginner to advanced, along with TOEFL Junior which is designed for middle school and high school students; TOEFL iBT measures English levels of students with desire to study abroad and TOEFL ITP testing students who wants to pursue higher education in non-English speaking countries.





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