The PTE is a relatively new language proficiency which has completed a decade in Nepal. It is however, becoming more and more popular due to the attractive features of this test.
Shine’s PTE classes are one of the best in Nepal because we have excellent lesson material and the most marvelous teachers in Nepal. The lesson material is provided by the official testers and the teachers use only official material to teach their PTE lessons. Our teachers work really hard to make sure that students understand every facet of the PTE. We also assist students with test registration.
PTE Academic is a 3 hour long, computer-based assessment of a person’s English language ability in an academic context. The test assesses an individual’s communicative skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills through questions using authentically-sourced material. In addition, the test provides feedback on enabling skills in the form of Oral Fluency, Grammar, Vocabulary, Written Discourse, Pronunciation and Spelling.
PTE Academic was launched in 2009 after a comprehensive research program led by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment.
Since 2009 PTE Academic has been rapidly accepted by universities, governments, professional bodies and employers around the world as a valid and reliable assessment of academic English proficiency.
PTE Academic is assessed using automated scoring technology and test takers are provided with a score from 10-90 overall and across all skills.
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.