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Smart Education attends the 2024 Clarification Sessions on Information for the Continuing Studies and Public Exams Abroad held by the Macao Education and Youth Development Bureau

Smart Education attended and provided information on the TOEFL, TOEIC, and SAT exams at the 2024 "Clarification Sessions on Information for the Continuing Studies and Public Exams Abroad" hosted by the Macau Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ). The event was held on January 26, 2024. The purpose of Smart Education's participation was to equip Macau students with the latest knowledge on iBT, TOEIC, and SATs, enabling them to prepare for their future endeavors at an early stage.

(From left) Mr. Kevin Chan, President of Smart Education , Ms. Elsa Tsang, President of Smart Education Charitable Foundation , Mr. Chan Iok Wai, Department Head of Department of Student of DSEDJ , and Ms. Doris Wu, Administrative Officer of the International Training and Testing Center (ITTC) of the City University of Macau


At the seminar, held at the Hipódromo Activities Community Center, twelve sessions were conducted, inviting representatives of consulates from various countries and international public examination authorities. These representatives explained and engaged in Q&A sessions to introduce students to local public examination information and further educational opportunities. The event attracted many secondary school and university students, parents, and teachers from Macau. Further details can be found on the official seminar website.

Mr. Kevin Chan, President of Smart Education  and Mr. Chan Iok Wai, Department Head of Department of Student of DSEDJ


As the official representative of ETS TOEFL and TOEIC exams in Hong Kong and Macau, Smart Education was honoured to receive an invitation to attend the seminar. Mr. Kevin Chan, the President of Smart Education, provided detailed explanations of the format, purpose, application process, and international recognition of TOEFL, TOEIC, and SAT exams. The aim was to demonstrate how these international certification exams could assist students in their academic and career development.


Notably, TOEFL and TOEIC exams are included in Macao's 2023-2026 "Continuous Development and Improvement Program." Macau residents registering for these exams can benefit from government subsidies and exemptions from relevant examination fees. Further information can be found on the Macao Education and Youth Bureau's website. Furthermore, the TOEFL and TOEIC exams have been included as subsidized language certification and proficiency tests in the Macau Education Fund's 2023/2024 School Development Funding Program. High school students holding Macau resident identity cards who complete the TOEFL or TOEIC exams in the 2023/2024 academic year are eligible to apply for funding. For more details, please visit the Macau Education Fund website.

Mr. Kevin Chan elaborates on how the TOEIC test helps students advance to higher education and find employment


Mr.  Kevin Chan explains the TOEFL iBT application instructions to students at the briefing session


Ms. Doris Wu explicates the details of the latest computer format of the SAT test



TOEIC, an abbreviation for "Test of English for International Communication," assesses candidates' English communication skills in an international work environment. Recognized by 14,000 organizations worldwide, it is commonly used as a requirement for employees and is the most popular test of international certification.

For further information: www.TOEIC.com.hk 



The TOEFL iBT test evaluates students' overall English proficiency in an academic setting, covering listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Over 11,500 universities in more than 600 countries accept TOEFL scores as part of their admission criteria. Prominent institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Oxford University recognize TOEFL scores, making it an essential assessment for study abroad opportunities.

For further information: https://www.ets.org/ 


About SAT

SAT, the widely recognized and rigorous college admissions test, is accepted by every college in the United States as an indicator of a student's English and math proficiency. It assesses the analytical and problem-solving skills required for academic success in college.The SAT exam introduced computer-based testing mode last year, with a significant reduction in test duration. It now incorporates the 'Multistage Adaptive Testing (MST)' method for adjusting the module of questions.

For further information: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat 


Further reading:

TOEIC/TOEFL/TFI/JPT Included in Macau's Continuing Education Development Plan: Apply the Global Assessment for Free!

The First Ever TOEFL iBT Test Successfully Conducted at the Macau Institute for Tourism Studies

The internationally recognized TOEIC English test is widely recognized and allows you to take control of your future