Presentation on theme: "Pearson Test of English (PTE)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Formerly known as London Test of English (LTE))
2 Pearson Test of English Centre Vytautas Magnus UniversityCentre of Foreign Languageshas been acknowledged asan Official Testing Centrefor the International Pearson Companysince the 8th of April, 2009.
3 Pearson Test of English Centre We have been accredited the right to administer the English Language Tests:London Test of English (LTE)(Pearson Test of English General (PTE General)since November 2009)andLondon Test of English for Children (LTEfC) (Pearson Test of English for Young Learners(PTE Young Learners)
4 What is Pearson?Pearson is an international media company with world–leading businesses in education, business information, consumer publishing and testing.Pearson Language Tests (PLT) delivers a suite of English language tests designed to assess the English language usage of students who are speakers of other languages.Pearson Tests of English (PTE) include:Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic),Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) andPearson Test of English Young Learners (PTE Young Learners).
5 Why take PTE General at the Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)? Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) is designedto reward positive achievementin English language learning.
6 Why take PTE General at the Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)? If you learn English to help with employment opportunities or admission into an English-speaking university, or simply to enjoy the culture and language of other countries, this test can meet the differing needs of all students. You can enter at a stage that suits you, and rise through the series as you improve your formal, informal and work-related English language skills.
7 Why take PTE General at the Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)? All the applicants who have successfully passed the PTE General are awarded with an international certificate to testify the English language competency.The certificate of Pearson Language Test is honoured and recognised in many countries around the world byUniversities;Employers;Ministries of Education.
8 Why take PTE General at the Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)? Among a great number of universities, employers and Ministries of Education around the world, the following institutions for example, are the British universities and colleges which have agreed to recognise the Pearson Tests of English as evidence of the English language competency for admission.The list indicates which level of PTEis accepted for undergraduate andpost-graduate courses.
11 a written paper and an oral test. What is PTE General?PTE General consist of two parts:a written paper and an oral test.The written paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills and is marked by external examiners in the UK.The oral test is assessed by trained local examiners and is sent to the UK for moderation.
12 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. What is PTE General?There are six levelswhich are linked to theCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages.
14 What is PTE General?Level A1: for test takers with a beginner level knowledge of English sufficient for survival in social, travel and everyday situations.
15 What is PTE General?Level 1: for test takers with a basic command of English to cope with language needs for social, travel and everyday purposes.
16 What is PTE General?Level 2: for test takers with intermediate English for practical use in study, work, travel and other everyday purposes.
17 What is PTE General?Level 3: for test takers who use or will use an upper intermediate level of English for their personal, social, educational or working life.
18 What is PTE General?Level 4: for test takers applying for higher education in an English speaking institution and/or wishing to demonstrate an advanced level in English for social, academic and vocational purposes. Level 4 is recognized for admission to a number of UK universities.
19 What is PTE General?Level 5: for test takers applying for higher education in an English speaking institution and/or wishing to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English for social, academic and professional purposes. Level 5 is recognized for admission to a number of UK universities.
20 What is PTE General? motivate and help build confidence PTE General is a scenario-based English language test designed to allow students the freedom to express themselves, show what they can do and how well they can use English as speakers of other languages.
21 What is PTE General? feature authentic and relevant scenarios The emphasis for the students is on real-life situations that learners will meet, not on how well they remember formal vocabulary and structures. For this reason, these tests use real-life scenarios rather than grammatical exercises, and focus on a student’s ability to both understand and communicate proficiently.
22 What is PTE General? are flexible and communicative The tasks set at each level are similar to the tasks used in modern communicative course books and a variety of teaching materials and approaches can be used to prepare for the tests.
23 What is PTE General? integrate all four skills There is a single paper which tests listening and reading comprehension and extended writing and an oral test which is taken before the written test paper. The communicative nature of the tests enables them to be shorter for test takers, without compromising the quality of the achievement.
24 What is PTE General? assess and certify The tests are prepared and marked by teams of professionals and successful test takers receive a certificate of attainment from the largest examining body in the UK, Edexcel, a Pearson company.
25 What is PTE General? provide constructive feedback Using an online marking system (e-Pen) and a web-based test centre service system (Edexcel Online), they provide fast and helpful feedback on individual performance of students in the tests.
26 How to prepare for the PTE General Test? The types of tasks that test takers have to do in the tests are similar to those found in most modern communicative course books (such as Language Leader). Also, the topics used in most course books are similar to those used in the tests. Most modern course books will provide practice relevant to the test. There is, therefore, no need to follow a specific PTE General course.
27 What are the scores awarded at each PTE General level? The scores awarded for the PTE General at each level are:DistinctionMeritPassFail
28 Grade Ranges for the PTE General Pass: 55% – 60%Merit: 70% – 75%Distinction: 80% – 85%
29 When can test takers take PTE General? Scheduled sessions are inMay, June, November and December for PTE General and inMay, June and Novemberfor PTE Young Learners
30 The length of time needed to prepare for the PTE General
32 Where and when to register for the PTE General? The Centre of Foreign Languageshas started to organize and administerthe Pearson Tests of English General(PTE General).Follow the information for theregistration and test dates
33 Where to register for the PTE General? All interested are invited to register for the testor get the information about the testat the following address:
35 Follow further information Mock ExamAll interested in taking and registering for the real PTE General Examwill be invited and encouragedto take a ‘Mock Exam’ (free of charge)in the Spring semestreat CoFL(Centre of Foreign Languages)(K. Donelaičio Str )Follow further information