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WHAT IS PTE: It is of the acronym Pearson Language Tests, Itis 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).
PTE TEST STRUCTURE: As explained above, the test includes;
- PTE Academic
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. It is developed by Pearson Language Tests and administered by Edexcel, the exams are accredited by QCA; the Qualification and Curriculum Authority. 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.
PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Amongst other universities, London Business School in the UK, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Yale University in the USA accept PTE Academic scores. Other institutions in other countries, including Spain, France and China, have also signed up to accept PTE Academic.
It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. The test assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability — often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. 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 General
PTE General (formerly known as the London Tests of English) are International English language exams for speakers of English as a foreign language (EFL). It is developed by Pearson Language Tests and administered by Edexcel, the exams are accredited by QCA, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority.
PTE General are theme-based exams designed to test how well a learner can communicate in authentic and realistic situations, and not on how well they remember formal vocabulary and structures. For this reason, the tests use real-life scenarios rather than grammatical exercises. They test the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are six levels which are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. The Framework was developed by the Council of Europe to enable language learners, teachers, universities or potential employers to compare and relate language qualifications by level.
- PTE Young Learner test
PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children) 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.
HOW IT WORKS: The PTE test is necessary only if you want to work, study or emigrate abroad and an PTE score is required either by the organization you are going to or the immigration authorities. Most people take the PTE test as a prerequisite for work or admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required.
PTE LEGIBILITY: The US-based “Educational Testing Service”(ETS), develops and administers the PTE test. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports.The test is internationally recognized and is accepted for admissions for thousands of programs. PTE Academic acceptance includes top UK universities, top US universities and government organizations.
PTE Academic is also accepted by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for Tier 4 and Tier 2 visa applications. There is now 100% recognition from Universities in Australia. All universities accept PTE Academic.
PTE ELIGIBILITY: The PTE test is necessary to test English language usage of non-native English speakers who want to work, study or emigrate abroad.
METHOD OF APPLICATION: CERD NIGERIA is inviting applications from prospective candidates for PTE examination registration. To register, candidates are required to follow the procedures at our ➧Register Now page.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
- What Is The PTE Test Like?
You can choose between the PTE Academic, General or Young Learner versions of the test. Each test is tested at specific levels as designed by Pearson.
- Where Do I Take The Test?
The PTE tests are administered at accredited Test Centres throughout the world. In the case of PTE Academic, You can take your Pearson Test of English Academic at the following testing centers (Kaduna, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja)
- When Can I Take The Test?
Register with us to know the available test dates. There are frequent dates, usually on Monday to Friday (excluding Saturday and Sunday).
- How Long Does it Take Test Score To Be Delivered To Mailing Addresses?
It may take up to 10 – 15 business days to mail the hard copy of PTE Academic results to individual mailing.
- PTE Academic Test Score Requirements?
Rest assured, there’s no passing or failing score. Score requirements are established by individual colleges and universities; check your selected schools to learn their required PTE Academic test scores. Test scores are reported on the Global Scale of English, a standardized, numeric scale from 10 to 90 which can measure English language proficiency more precisely with reference to the widely known set of levels distinguished in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR.
- Getting My PTE scores?
Your scores will be posted online, usually within 5 days after the test date.
- How long is my PTE Academic scores Valid?
PTE Academic score not more 2 years are still valid.
- How Much Does It Cost To Register and Coach for GTE EXAM?
For registration and coaching fees kindly refer to our ➧PTE examination fees!
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