Category Archives: Pearson Test of English

an English exam that measures real-world skills

an English exam that measures real-world skills

Every teacher wants the best for their students. When it comes to choosing an English language qualification, that means an effective preparation process, a positive exam experience and a reliable, widely accepted certificate.  However, selecting the right English language qualification for your students’ is not an easy task.  As the world’s leading learning services company, […]

Computer-based language assessment: the future is here

Computer-based language assessment: the future is here

David Booth is the Director of Test Development for Pearson English content. He is responsible for the development of the exam materials and specifications for Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, Progress, Placement, PTE General and PTE Young Learners. In this article, David explores the benefits of computer-based language assessment for test centers, test-takers and […]

the new official practice app

the new official practice app

When it comes to exam preparation, it can be an uphill battle to get your students enthused. But now you have another tool in your teaching toolkit! We’re excited to introduce our brand new official PTE Academic Practice App. It helps your students tackle the challenging exam and achieve the score they deserve.  What is […]

How to motivate your students through assessment

How to motivate your students through assessment

Motivating students can be difficult, especially where exams are concerned. The prospect of preparing learners for them seems like a mammoth task. But assessment can also be a way of encouraging motivation. The clue is in the word ‘test’. Whether externally or internally driven, students wish to test their knowledge and their learning; they want […]

5 ways to establish SMART goals

5 ways to establish SMART goals

We’re at the start of a new term. With many students starting courses in September, now’s the perfect opportunity to help your students establish their learning goals for the year. Early goal setting is essential as it helps with motivation, focus and a sense of direction. Defining those goals, however, can be overwhelming. Use this […]

Can a computer really mark an exam? The benefits of automated assessment in ELT

Can a computer really mark an exam? The benefits of automated assessment in ELT

Automated assessment, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the latest education tech solutions. It speeds up exam marking times, removes human biases, and is as accurate and at least as reliable as human examiners. As innovations go, this one is a real game-changer for teachers and students.  However, it has understandably […]

Which exam is right for my students?

Which exam is right for my students?

A Guide to the Pearson Assessment Suite Are you stuck on which English exam or test to offer your students? You’re not alone – there are lots of different assessments to choose from and it’s often hard to see how they are different and why you should select one over another. We’re bringing it all […]

IATEFL 2019: Three technology-based assessment talks

IATEFL 2019 kicks off on Monday and we can’t wait!  Before the big event, we wanted to share with you some of the last remaining Pearson talks that will take place over the coming week. Check out the full programme and keep up-to-date on our dedicated IATEFL 2019 page. The following three sessions are all […]

How to use assessment products to prepare your students for success

How to use assessment products to prepare your students for success

Assessment is an indispensable part of language learning. It can contribute significantly to a learner’s success in mastering a language. However, when done wrong, it can easily fail to serve the learner’s actual needs. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) products were created to provide teachers with tools that help them assess their students’ skills […]

Preparing for Breakthrough (Level 4)

Preparing for Breakthrough (Level 4)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is designed for students aged 6-13. It assesses their understanding and use of real-life, practical English. Each of the four different exam levels (Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough) integrates listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, with an emphasis on completing fun communicative tasks in age-appropriate contexts.   For […]