26 Mar 2013 – Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) reported that Educational Testing Service and Smart Education, along with Professor Aliana Leong, Vice Rector of the City University of Macau visited GAES. Mr. Sou Chio Fai, Director and Ms. Sílvia Ribeiro Osório Ho, Deputy Director gave warm welcome to the visitors. They discussed how to expand the exposure of the TOEIC® tests in Macao.
Due to the social development and the increasing importance of English language proficiency in Macao, more schools, corporates and government agencies encourage students or employees to take the TOEIC® tests to prove their English ability. GAES and Smart Education hope that more people from Macao and the Pearl River Delta will take the TOEIC® tests in order to increase their competitiveness.
Mr. Sou said that Macao government always encouraged life-long learning and professionalism for future social development. He agreed that a standardized test like TOEIC® could provide a fair opportunity with people from all over the world to prove their abilities. GAES is glad that many secondary schools in Macao have already taken the TOEIC® tests. GAES will work closely with ETS and Smart Education to increase the English language proficiency and competitiveness of Macao residents.