Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    6 hours

  • Length of Access

    6 months

Build your skills

This course will give students an in-depth overview of what they can expect when attempting the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE). It explains how the test is done, how much time students have to complete each component of the test and what they can do to prepare themselves.

What you'll learn

Learn how to navigate the internationally recognised online PTE test and prepare for English used in academic surroundings.

  • Introduction to PTE (including how the test is split up; how multiple choice is marked; how the computer recognises your voice)

  • PTE Part 1: Speaking and Writing

  • PTE Part 2: Reading

  • PTE Part 3: Listening

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 6 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however, all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Explained: A Short Course - Introduction

    • PTE Video Introduction

    • What is the Pearson Test of English (PTE)?

    • Important things to know about the test

    • What does the PTE actually test?

    • How is the Test Split Up?

    • How is multiple choice marked?

    • How does the computer recognise my voice?

    • What's in the test?

    • Points to think about

  • 2

    PTE Part 1: Speaking and Writing

    • Speaking and Writing Video

    • Part 1: Speaking and Writing (duration 77-93 minutes)

  • 3

    PTE Part 2: Reading

    • Reading Video

    • Part 2: Reading (32-40mins duration)

  • 4

    PTE Part 3: Listening

    • Listening Video

    • Part 3: Listening (45-57 minute duration)

  • 5


    • Survey: Please Complete