If You are a non-native speaker of English and need to demonstrate your academic English language ability, this test is the test you should be looking for.
The purpose of Pearson Test of English exam is to accurately assess the listening, reading, speaking and writing ability of test taker who want to study at institutions where English is the principal language of instruction.
Pearson Language Tests– a division of Pearson, the world’s leading education company– is responsible for the development of PTE. Test development professionals involved in producing the test are based in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
PTE Academic assesses all four language skills– listening, reading, speaking and writing. The test will last approximately three hours. This includes an untimed introduction to the test and one optional break of up to 10 minutes.
This test consists of three main parts. You will recieve a general introduction to the test and specific instructions about what to expect in each part of the test. Each part may contain number of sections. Each section is individually timed. The test items are task-based, representing the range of functions and situations that you will encounter during academic studies in an English-speaking environment. PTE Academic features 20 different item types, each assessing one language skill or a combination of language skills
PTE Academic is a computer-based exam that is delivered through Pearson VUE’s secure network of test centers.
You can register for the exam online at www.pearsonpte.com and schedule your test at a time convenient for you. When you register, you will create a secure web account with a unique username and password.
ACCESSING YOUR SCORE REPORT
After taking the test, you will be notified by email when your PTE Academic scores are available (normally within five business days from your test date). Using your account, you will be able to view your scores and send them to institutions of your choice(up to seven selections per test order).
Your test results will be presented in a score report. Your test scores will be valid for up to two years from your test date. After two years your scores will no longer be valid.
RETAKING THE TEST
You can take the test as often as you wish, but you can only schedule one test at a time.
Subsequently tests may be scheduled immediately after you recieve your scores. If you take the test more than once, you can select which score to send to an institution. If you do not attend your test at the scheduled time, date and location, it will be recorded as a “NO show.” You will not receive a refund of your test fee. To take the test, you will need to schedule a new test and pay the fee again.
INTEGRATED SKILL ITEMS
As language skills do not occur in isolation, PTE test uses a variety of integrated skills item types to revel how well you can use English language for oral and written communication. Integrated skills items are important for assessing English language proficiency because , in an academic environment, students are often required to combine several language skills to perform a task, for example, listening to or reading information and then responding orally.
PTE test items are task-based, representing the range of functions and situations that you will encounter during academic studies in an English-speaking environment.