Toefl Primary Challenge 2014 – The First International- Standard English Competition for Primary School Students in Vietnam – Tổ chức Giáo dục IIG Việt Nam
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Toefl Primary Challenge 2014 – The First International- Standard English Competition for Primary School Students in Vietnam

With the aim of providing primary school students in Vietnam a healthy and helpful playground where they can exchange knowledge, compete with each other and compare their English proficiency, IIG Vietnam – the only official representative of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) – has partnered with 20 Departments of Education and Training (DOET) of local provinces to organize the TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 on a national scale. On February 22nd 2014, the Opening ceremorny and the First Round has taken place in Hochiminh City, followed by many other provinces such as Tay Ninh, Ba ria Vung Tau, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Da Nang, Hue, Long An, Can tho, Dong Nai, etc.

Opening Ceremony of TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 with participation of many DOETs

Followed by the success of TOEFL Junior Challenge 2013, TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 aims at primary school students (from 3rd grade to 5th grade) nationwide. This is the first English competition in Vietnam designed for primary school students which uses an international assessment test – the TOEFL Primary test by ETS – as the criteria to evaluate the proficiency of participating students. Through the competition, parents and teachers can have more understanding about the potential of the students so that they can adjust the training program and tailor it to suit their students’ level.  IIG Vietnam has partnered with 20 DOETs in local provinces to organize the competition (in the Southern areas: Hochiminh City, Can tho, Dong Nai, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Tay Ninh, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Long An; in the Middle areas: Danang and Hue; in the Northern areas: Hanoi Department of Education and Training, Nam Dinh and so on…)

Contestants from Tay Ninh province before the test time

First Round of the competition has attracted more than 15 thousand of students from 600 team schools in the Middle and Southern part of Vietnam. Primary schools in the Northern areas are expected to participate in the next qualifying round really soon after.

Checking in– Ba Ria Vung Tau

All contestants scoring equals to or higher than 65/100 points in the First Round will be eligible to enter Second Round of the competition and have the chance to take TOEFL Primary Step 1 test designed by ETS. The participating fees for the Second Round is 460,000 VND for each contestant (the Organizing Committee already offered a 21% discount of test fee). All contestants participating in the second round will receive TOEFL Primary official score report issued directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is valid worldwide. This score report does not only serve as a consolation prize for the students but is also helpful to be used for other academic purposes such as engaging in more intensive English programs organized by the Department of Education and Training in local areas, applying for students exchanging programs or preparing for study abroad applications.

After finishing Second Round, the best candidates will continue to take the TOEFL Primary Step 2 for the Third Round. All contestants participating in the Third Round will receive the official score report by ETS. Results from the regional round in local areas will be put into comparison to select the best contestants to win the National Prize with the structure of 1 First Prize, 3 Second Prizes and 6 Third Prizes. Besides, all students participating in the Third Round will also receive certificate from the Department of Education and Training and gifts from the Organizing Committee.

Hochiminh City – glowing faces of the young contestants

Da nang – participating in TOEFL Primary Challenge is so much fun

It is the first time TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 been held in Vietnam but the competition has attracted great attentions by the public and got much support from Departments of Education and Training of local areas 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 primary schools in Vietnam. Many government agencies has already started to use TOEFL Primary in their training route. To be more specific, on February 17th 2014, the Department of Education and Training of Hochiminh City has released a document to instruct other agencies to use TOEFL Primary score to evaluate the English proficiency of their students and certify students pursuing intensive English Program and other English Training Programs in the Primary school system. The Department of Education and Training of Dong Nai, Vinh Long and many more have also agreed on applying TOEFL Primary standard into their evaluating system in these areas.

For more details about the TOEFL Primary assessment test and the TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014, please visit here or






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