Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Preparation

CRICOS Course Code: 093596G

Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 12 weeks per level
Full-time: 20 hours per week
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Delivery Location: Level 5, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000



Scots English College PTE Academic Preparation Course is designed to prepare students who wish to sit the PTE Academic test.
The Scots PTE Academic Preparation Course is a stand-alone course consisting of 24 weeks’ face-to-face study (excluding holidays). Students must possess adequate English skills to enter the course. It is recommended that students with a primary intention of taking the PTE Academic Preparation course but currently hold a lower English level than the CEFR=B1 entry requirement for the course, should take a General English course until they have attained at least Intermediate level.
Depending on the student’s desired PTE Academic test target, students may elect to complete the first 12 weeks of the course or the full 24 weeks of the PTE Preparation course.

PTE Academic target Course exit point Course outcome
59-75 Week 12 CEFR = B2
76-84 Week 24 CEFR = C1

More about the PTE Academic test

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic examination is the fastest growing test in Australia.
It is a computer-based test of English that students use to demonstrate their English level for both study overseas and for immigration. The PTE Academic is approved by the Australian Government for visa purposes and is also accepted by thousands of institutions in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.

The PTE Academic tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The full test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer with a headset in a secure test enviroment. Test results are usually received within 5 days.

Test takers complete between 70 and 91 test items and there are 20 different item types, e.g. reading aloud, repeat sentences, listening followed by filling in the blanks and multiple choice questions, selecting missing words, highlighting incorrect words and writing from dictation. The PTE Academic has a score range of 10 to 90.

Many people compare the PTE Academic Test and the IELTS test because both can be used for study and immigration purposes. The table below compares PTE Academic test scores with the IELTS test score and the TOEFL iBT score scale.

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