Pearson Tests of English (PTE)
The following tests are available from Pearson:
The Pearson Test of English Academic: PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There is one multi-level test.
The Pearson Test of English General:(Formerly The London Test of English, these are designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. The tests consist of two parts: a written paper and an interview.There are six levels of the General test. Each level is set at one of the CEFR levels.
Fast results – in 5 business days, allowing your students to fulfil their English language requirement of their offer in days, not weeks.Accepted worldwide – approved by the UK and Australian governments for student visas, as well as universities and colleges worldwide, giving you confidence that they will meet all the requirements for entry.Flexibility – tests can be booked within 24 hours of a test date, giving your students a real choice on the test date and time that suits their schedules.Transparency – students can see their score before deciding whether to send it or not, giving you the ability to recommend the best college or university to help them develop.
PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.