What is the Pearson Test of English Academic?
It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. This is to say that integrated language is used throughout the test and students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language which they will encounter at English-speaking higher education institutions.
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.
Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.
One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days
PTE Academic has been used to prove English proficiency for student visas in Australia for the past five years. … “By providing secure, computer-based English language testing, PTE Academic unlocks opportunities for study, work and migration to Australia.
- PTE Academic is a fair test. Its highly accurate computer marking means consistent scores and no potential for examiner bias
- PTE Academic is secure. Give universities confidence in your score: palm-vein scanning, randomised test forms and data forensics ensure universities know your test score is really yours, and mean that your score is safe.
- PTE Academic tests real-life language. Prepare for life abroad as you listen to university lectures and respond to questions about life on campus with our real-life test of academic English.
- PTE Academic is unlimited. You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports.