The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a computer-based test designed to assess the readiness and ability of non-native speakers to study at universities in which English is the medium of instruction. The test is also used by emigration authorities to determine the ability of would-be emigrants to function in English speaking countries and by corporations to screen employees for positions in which considerable English language proficiency is required.

The PTE Academic is an integrated test assessing all four fundamental skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) in one three-hour test session and it focuses on real-life English, particularly as used in academic settings. Test scores are reported using the Global Scale of English, a standard numeric scale from 10 to 90 which can measure English language proficiency precisely with reference to the widely used set of levels distinguished in the Common European Framework of References for Languages, or CEFR.

When taking tests of this kind, many students perform poorly because they are not adequately trained in the numerous skills and sub-skills required for each of the sections of the test. They will therefore be greatly assisted by the fact that Exam English classes take the form of private, one-on-one lessons in which individual performance can be assessed closely and in which the student has the trainer’s undivided attention. As many who take this test do so for the purpose of emigration and work full time, we are also prepared to be flexible in our administrative arrangements and, if necessary, lessons can be arranged outside normal business hours.