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Competition rules TOEFL Primary challenge – Hanoi 2014

1. Introduction

TOEFL Primary Challenge - Hanoi 2014 is a competition to assess primary school pupils’ English skills. This competition uses ETS’ TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior test to evaluate the contestants.

Designed specifically for primary school students, TOEFL Primary is an effective tool to assess primary school pupils’ English skills academically and socially. The Organizing Committee hopes that TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 will become a useful playground, where pupils can meet and compete with others, while identifying their current skills comparing to international standards, as well as their cohorts from other primary schools in the nation. This should help them to be more prepared for their next academic levels. Especially, through the competition, parents and schools will have a chance to see the pupils’ abilities; therefore having appropriate adjustments in school curriculums and orientations for the pupils.

2. Organizer:

IIG Vietnam – The Country representative of Educational Testing Service (ETS)

 3. Participants:

  • Primary school students from grade 3 to 5 (school year 2014-2015).
  • Conditions: Excellent students in school year 2013 – 2014.
  • Registration is voluntary.

4. How to registers

Method 1: Register at school:

  • Students register for the competition at their primary schools.
  • Primary schools will make a list of candidates and send  to the organizer before 30/9/2014 via email: toefl.hn@iigvietnam.com, then post the signed and sealed document to IIG Vietnam (recipient: Ms. Tran Thu Phuong – Business Development Department, 75 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi).

Method 2: Register directly at

  • IIG Vietnam - 75 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, HN.

Opening times: 8h00 to 12h00 and 13h30 to 17h00 from Monday to Friday; 8h00 to 12h00 on Saturday.

  • IIG Training – 24 Nguyen Hong, Dong Da, HN.

Opening times: 8h00 to 12h00 and 13h30 to 17h00 from Monday to Sunday.

Method 3: Register online at http://toefl.com.vn/toeflprimary2014

5. Contest process

Round

Round 1 (*)

Round 2 (**)

Round 3 (***)

Closing Ceremony

(expected):

February 2015

Timeframe

expected:

October 11th  2014

expected:

 November 22nd 2014

expected:

January 10th2015

Examination category

Screening test

TOEFL Primary Step 2

TOEFL Junior

Examination form

Paper-based

Paper-based

Paper-based

 

Venue

Primary schools

in Hanoi

Primary schools

in Hanoi

Primary schools

in Hanoi

At one of the schools with excellent achievements in the competition

 

5.1. Round 1:

  • Deadline for registration: September 30th 2014
  • Exam structure: The candidates will take the ETS’ specialists’ test including 39 questions in Reading in 30 minutes (excluding time for the exam procedures);
  • Expected date: October 11th 2014 (Saturday).
  • Exam fee: 100% sponsored from the Organizer
  • The results for Round 1 is expected to be announced in 2 weeks after the last exam date.

 

5.2.  Round 2:

  • Exam structure:The candidates will take the TOEFL Primary test step 2, including 72 questions (36 Reading questions and 36 Listening questions), in 60 minutes (excluding time for the exam procedures).
    • Participants: Pupils who participated in Round 1 with the minimum score of 50/100
    • Expected date: November 22nd 2014(Saturday).
      • Exam fee: 490.000 VND/candidate (15% sponsored by the Organizer).
      • Payment period: From October 27th 2014 to November 11th 2014.
      • Paying process:

- For students who register for the competition at school:Students will make payments at their primary schools, then their  schools will transfer the payment to IIG Vietnam in one of the following ways:

+ Method 1: Paying at IIG Vietnam, Hanoi Head Office - 75 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi – Contact: Ms. Tran Thu Phuong or Mr. Le Minh Cuong – Tel:  04.37732411 / 04.37736240 (ext: 711, 162).

+ Method 2: Paying by Vietcombank with the following details:

  • Account name: CÔNG TY CỔ PHẦN IIG VIỆT NAM
  • Account number: 0301 000 319 305 (VND)
  • Opened at: Vietcombank – Hoan Kiem Branch - Hanoi
  • Address:  23 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

 

  • Payment content: TOEFL PRIMARY (SCHOOL NAME - HN) (TOTAL AMMOUNT OF PUPILS WHO PAID) (NAME & PHONE NUMBER OF THE PAYING PERSON) (Example: TOEFL PRIMARY DOAN THI DIEM PRIMARY SCHOOL HN 2000 CANDIDATE NGUYEN VAN A 0903253789)

The school representatives who transfer the payment to IIG Vietnam , please send the list of students who made the payment to: toefl.hn@iigvietnam.com;

- For students who register at IIG Vietnam:Students will make the payment in one of the following ways:

+ Method 1: Students will make the payment at IIG Vietnam’s offices: 75 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi or 24 Nguyen Hong, Dong Da, Hanoi.

+ Method 2: Paying by Vietcombank with the following details:

  • Account name: CÔNG TY CỔ PHẦN IIG VIỆT NAM
  • Account number: 0301 000 319 305 (VND)
  • Opened at: Vietcombank – Hoan Kiem Branch - Hanoi
  • Address:  23 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

 Payment content: TOEFL PRIMARY ‘NAME EXAMINEE CODE’ ‘NAME PHONE NUMBER OF THE PAYING PERSON’ (Example: TOEFL PRIMARY NGUYEN VAN A 0100001 NGUYEN THU B 0903253789)

  • All the candidates participating in Round 2 will recieve the internationally recognized TOEFL Primary score report by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

For students who register at school: The score reports will be sent to their schools after 30 working days; the candidates should contact their school representative to receive their TOEFL Primary score reports.

-  For students who register at IIG Vietnam: After 30 working days, the candidates should come to IIG Vietnam’s offices to receive their TOEFL Primary score reports.

- If the candidate registered and paid to participate in the competition but for any reason not being able to take the test on the date of Round 2, candidate can take the TOEFL Primary test on another date according to IIG Vietnam’s test schedules in November and December 2014. The candidate will receive the result and score report provided by ETS. (Notice: This result will not be counted as the competition’s result, and IIG Vietnam is not responsible for refunding the fees for the candidates who do not attend the tests in November and December).

- The results for Round 2 is expected to be announced in 2 weeks after the last exam date.

— Round 3: (Final Round)

- Exam structure:  The candidates will take the international TOEFL Junior test, including 126 questions (42 Listening questions; 42 Grammar & Vocabulary questions; and 42 Reading questions), in 115 minutes (excluding time for the exam procedures).

- Participant: The Organizer will choose 10% of the best candidates from Round 2 to take part in Round 3 (but not exceeding 100 pupils).

-  Expected date: January 10th2015(Saturday, Sunday).

-  Exam fee: 100% sponsored from the Organizer

            - All the pupils participated in Round 3 will receive ETS’  internationall recognized TOEFL Primary score report (for 2nd and 3rd graders), or TOEFL Junior score report; after 30 working days, the score reports will be sent to the primary schools; the candidates will contact the primary school representatives to receive the score reports.

- The competition results will be announced and the candidates will receive the awards at the Closing and Awarding Ceremony of the competition, expected to be held on February 2015.

The Organizer will announced the competition results and other information via:

6.  Prize structure:

6.1.Individual prize: (*)(with the estimated number of 50 candidates participating the Finale in Hanoi; the number of winning candidates will change accordingly to the actual number of candidates participating  in the Finale in Hanoi)

  •  1 First Prize;
  •  5 Second Prizes;
  • 10 Third Prizes;
  •  34 Consolation Prizes;

(*)The prizes will only be awarded to the candidates in the final round of the competition. In the case that the number of candidates with the same scores exceeded the given number, the organizer will award the same prizes, and the value of the prizes will be calculated based on the total number of the prizes and divided equally for the winning candidates.

 6.2. School Prizes (**): The top 10 schools/group in the competition will receive presents and merit certificates from the Organizer.

(**) School prizes should be considered only for schools those have students participating in the Final Round.

7. What to bring to the competition:

- The candidate needs to bring the test registration form (signed and stamped by their school);

- If the candidate does not have the test registration form, s/he needs to bring a photocopy of his/her birth certificate/passport, or a certified document from his/her school (Organizer’s sample attached).

- The candidate is not allowed to enter the competition without the test registration form or the identification documents.

- TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 is a competition of international standards; therefore the candidates will not be allowed to bring pencils, draft papers, or any documents, IT and mobile equipment such as: cell phones, beepers, copying devices… into the exam room (the Organizer will provide the candidate with pencils).

A few notes for the TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014’s candidates in Hanoi:

  1. The TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 is a competition for primary school students (grades 3 to 5). The candidates that do not belong to this group are not eligible to take part in the competition. 
  2. The information registered by the candidates has to be correct. If there is any incorrect information, the Organizer has the right to cancel the candidate’s result. The candidates need to check their information on the list of candidates carefully, and report back to the Organizer any incorrect information.
  3. The candidates are required to be at the exam venue 30 minutes before their exam. The candidates need to read their exam time and date carefully. If the candidate shows up at the wrong allocated time and the exam has started, s/he will not be allowed to take the exam.
  4. The scores of each Round will be sent to the primary schools. The candidate can contact their school representatives where they registered to know the detailed results and receive the score report provided by ETS.
  5. The candidates who do not attend the Award Ceremony can contact and receive the prizes at IIG Vietnam offices. The prizes of the competition will be given out in 3 months from the Award Ceremony day. If the candidate does not collect their prize in the time stated, the prize will no longer be effected. All the amendments related to the prizes (cash, presents, merit certificates, score reports…) need to be sent to the Organizer before the 3 month period ends. After that, the Organizer will not take care of the above cases of amendments.
  6. During the whole competition process, if there is any problem arises, the Organizer will take the final decision.

For more information about the competition, please contact IIG Vietnam Head Office:

Address: 75 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: 04.37732411 (ext: 711/162)
Email: toefl.hn@iigvietnam.com

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