New Agreement with ETS to Benefit UAE Individuals and Institutions

Abu Dhabi, December 7, 2010 — America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) has been named ETS Global’s Country Master Distributor (CMD) in the United Arab Emirates under a three-year agreement signed today in Abu Dhabi. The new agreement benefits UAE students, educators, businesses, and other institutions by expanding their access to world-recognized tests of English for both academic and professional purposes.

As ETS Country Master Distributor, AMIDEAST will be the exclusive distributor of the full family of ETS assessment tools throughout the UAE. These include the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, the TOEIC Bridge test, the TOEFL® Institutional Testing Program (ITP), the Test de français international™, and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test along with English language learning products including TOEFL Practice Online, the ETS English Skills Series, and Criterion.

The agreement furthers the significant expansion underway in AMIDEAST’s activities in the testing area. Earlier this year, the organization was named Country Master Distributor for ETS products in Egypt and Tunisia. In a separate agreement with ETS, AMIDEAST now distributes the TOEIC tests in the United States.

“AMIDEAST is pleased to work with ETS Global — a leader in the education testing field — to expand access to ETS testing solutions in the region. ETS testing products have proven their value in the academic and workplace contexts, offering both institutions and individuals opportunities for advancing their global competitiveness," stated AMIDEAST President and Chief Executive Officer Theodore Kattouf.

AMIDEAST, a U.S. nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a network of offices across the Middle East and North Africa, has provided educational and training services in the UAE since 1996. In addition to the TOEIC® family of tests and the TOEFL® ITP Assessment Series, AMIDEAST offers a broad range of related services and products such as English language training for corporations and the general public, professional skills training,  and test preparation support.