PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic offers fast, flexible English testing. Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within five business days. PTE Academic offers flexible testing locations, with test centres in over 50 countries worldwide.
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.
Pearson Test of English General is a six-level general English test. All levels of PTE General are recognised globally and are accepted by 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.
Please note that PTE General is not accepted for visa applications. To apply for an Australian visa or for most university applications, please use PTE Academic.
Pearson Test of English General is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. PTE General integrates all four skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) and focuses on assessing the ability of communicating in English, rather than test-taking skills. The tasks in the test are a natural continuation of what happens in the classroom, giving test takers the opportunity to perform at their best.
PTE General is a scenario-based English language test designed to allow students the freedom to express themselves, show what they can do and how well they can use English.
The test uses real-life material and tasks, such as writing messages, understanding talks and newspaper articles, or participating in conversation.
Through a variety of tasks that are relevant and authentic the test will help students identify their strengths and track improvement and success.
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. The test format is mentioned below.
PTE General consists of two parts : a written paper and a spoken test.
The written paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills and is marked by external examiners in the UK.
The spoken test is assessed by trained local examiners and is sent to the UK for moderation.
There are six levels which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). All levels in the test are awarded by Edexcel and accredited by Ofqual in the UK. PTE General certificates do not expire. English language learners are encouraged to seek opportunities to practice the language and confirm their progress regularly.
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