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What is the TOEFL Information Van?

what is the toefl information van

What is the TOEFL Information Van? It’s a very interesting TOEFL prep resource, available only to students in India. Read on to learn where the van can be found, what services it offers, when the van makes its stops, and where you can to learn more about this unique educational motor vehicle.

Where is the TOEFL Information Van?

I’ve already told you that the TOEFL Information Van is in India. But India’s a big country, isn’t it? Exactly where in India can this van be found? Multiple places! The TOEFL Information Van is… well… a van. This means it drives around, or more accurately, it’s driven around the country by ETS employees.

ETS has the TOEFL Information Van tour various major cities in India. Past TOEFL Information Van tour stops have included Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, and multiple cities in Gujarat (including Ahmedabad, of course!). ETS is planning to bring the van to other Indian cities — and likely back to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, and Gujuarat — in the near future. As a general rule, the TOEFL Information Van makes its stops and hosts its events on university campuses.

What Services does the TOEFL Information Van Offer?

The TOEFL Information Van offers — as you might expect — information about the TOEFL exam. If the TOEFL Information van comes to your city, you can go to it for a chance to meet ETS employees and ask them questions about the TOEFL.

But the van offers so much more than that. For one thing, visitors to the TOEFL Information Van can register for the TOEFL… in the van, with help from ETS employees. In exchange for registering, visitors to the van often get freebies from ETS. Recently, ETS did a promotion where those who registered for the exam got a free eBook version of Official TOEFL iBT Tests, complete with audio for the five full tests in the book.

When Does the TOEFL Information Van Make Its Stops?

Dates for the TOEFL Information Van Tour seem to vary a little from year-to-year. But generally, the van is available at select locations in the fall, with some additional late summer or early winter stops. For exact dates, see the news sources in the next section of this post.

Where Can You Learn More about the TOEFL Information Van?

Upcoming TOEFL Information Van trips are posted to the official ETS website, on their newsroom page. At the time of this writing, here is the most recent ETS news article on the TOEFL Information Van. You can also sometimes find news about the TOEFL Information Van on the official ETS Corporate Twitter account. But the easiest-to-find official announcements about the TOEFL Information Van are on the the TOEFL India Facebook Page. If you click “like” on that page, you’ll receive electronic invitations to TOEFL Information Van events.

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