Pearson Language Tests is a unit of the Pearson PLC group, dedicated to assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speakers. The tests include PTE Academic, PTE General (formerly London Tests of English), and PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children). These are scenario-based exams, accredited by the QCA and administered in association with Edexcel, the UK’s largest examining body.
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organizations for a more accurate way of testing non - native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia world.
Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organisations for a more accurate way of testing non - native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia world with unrealistic expectations of university and business life after taking other English language proficiency test
A new computer based test which accurately measures the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking ability of test takers
Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) is an assessment solution at six levels of proficiency, which assesses and accredits general English language ability. All levels of PTE General are recognized globally and are accepted by universities, employers and national education authorities in many countries as evidence of a required level of English. The six levels of the test are provided in partnership with Edexcel Limited, the largest UK awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications.
PTE Young Learners are international English language exams for young children (aged from 7 to 12) who are learning English as a foreign language (EFL). They test the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
PTE Young Learners exams are based around the amusing adventures of the Brown family. The exams are theme based and designed to be fun and motivating. At the lower levels they aim to test how well children can use language structures and at the higher levels how well they can use language to complete communicative tasks. For this reason, the tests use real-life scenarios rather than grammatical exercises.
77 – 93 minutes
32 – 41 minutes
BREAK 10 minutes A ten minute break is optional.
45 – 57 minutes
PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.
PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes by the UK and Australian governments.
Almost 3000 programs (worldwide) have recognised PTE Academic as of today. Representing more than 949,420 International applications per year.
It is accepted by over 150 institutions in Australia, including University of Adelaide, RMIT University, the University of New South Wales and 95% of TAFEs
96% UK Universities Accepted for Tier 4 visa applications.
A student can first see his score before deciding whether to send it or not
PTE Academic was created after years of research by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. Our advisory group includes language assessment experts who have helped to rethink the way we assess English: they created the Global Scale of English, which builds upon the Common European Framework and helps to show greater levels of progression for English learners.
We believe fair tests should be as accurate as possible. The purpose of assessment is to precisely capture a test taker's true level of ability. We believe
PTE Academic is the most accurate test of academic English in the world. We demonstrate the accuracy of our tests through a lower standard error of measurement and the precision of our scores
Assessment is not the same as judgment. We believe PTE Academic is the most objective test of academic English in the world. It doesn’t matter where your students come from or what they look like, PTE Academic only tests their English skills. You can therefore be sure that all PTE Academic test takers have been treated with complete fairness, and that you are not missing out on students because of unreliable test scores.
PTE Academic assesses English language skills in more ways than any other test. This means that your students will be more likely to cope well with the wide variety of tasks expected of them at your institution. PTE Academic students are required to prove their ability to effectively communicate in English, not their ability to memorize.
We believe that “GREAT ISN’T JUST GOOD ENOUGH”.