ETS Global Partners with AMIDEAST in Egypt, Tunisia, & the UAE
Mohammad Kousha, Managing Director of ETS Global BV (left), and Theodore H. Kattouf, AMIDEAST president and CEO, after signing the new agreement at AMIDEAST's headquarters in Washington, DC

Under a new agreement with ETS Global, AMIDEAST will continue to serve as the exclusive Country Master Distributor (CMD) in Egypt, Tunisia, and the UAE for ETS Global’s TOEFL® and TOEIC® families of tests, ensuring that students, businesses, and institutions continue to benefit from access to ETS Global's internationally recognized tests of English for both academic and professional purposes.

The new agreement builds on AMIDEAST’s successes in expanding access to ETS testing products since ETS Global selected the organization to be the Country Master Distributor for in the three countries in 2010.

The TOEFL family of tests includes the TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series, which provides higher education institutions with the tools to evaluate English-language proficiency from high beginning to advanced levels. The TOEFL ITP is used for academic placement or admissions purposes by approximately 2,500 higher education institutions worldwide.

The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication™) is administered internationally more than five million times a year and is used by approximately 14,000 corporations and other institutions to assess the ability of non-native English speakers to communicate effectively in the workplace. The TOEIC family of tests also includes the TOEIC Bridge™, for beginning- and intermediate-level learners, and the Test de français international™ (TFI™), a French proficiency test for people whose native language is not French.

In addition to these tests, AMIDEAST offers a broad range of related services and products such as English language training for corporations and the general public and the ETS-developed TOEFL Junior and TOEFL Primary tests for young English language learners, the Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service, the TOEFL iBT® Online Preparation Course, TOEFL® Practice Online, and the TOEIC® Official Learning & Preparation Course.

"ETS Global is excited to extend our longstanding relationship with AMIDEAST to offer a variety of products and services to employers and educational institutions in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Mohammad Kousha, Managing Director of ETS Global BV.  “With a network of offices  and nearly 65 years of engagement throughout the region, AMIDEAST offers unique expertise to provide ETS language solutions to people who stand to benefit. We look forward to supporting their efforts in this region.”

 “AMIDEAST looks forward to a period of continued partnership with ETS Global—a leader in the education testing field—in Egypt, Tunisia, and the UAE. ETS testing products have proven their value in academic and workplace contexts, offering institutions and individuals alike opportunities for advancing their global competitiveness," AMIDEAST President and CEO  Theodore Kattouf said.