Article by Jason Bishara
What is PTE?
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 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.
Why PTE Academic?
PTE Academic assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad. The PTE Academic is developed by Pearson.
It offers sessions 363 days of the year and delivers results within five business days.
Who Accepts it?
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 Australian government.