PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. It allows for a standardized and recognized English language assessment with added convenience and flexibility. DISTED College is the only institution in Penang that is offering the Pearson Test of English. There are several standout benefits to taking the PTE Academic as compared to other similar assessments.
Firstly, it is widely accepted by thousands of institutions and professional associations worldwide. Besides that, PTE Academic results are typically available within five business days. This allows for fast processing especially for those who requires their results in a short period of time. Heavy emphasis is placed on ensuring convenience and flexibility and thus PTE is available for testing in all 360 days of the year and more than 200 test centers around the globe. Also, test sessions are run in over 50 countries in the world for even better convenience for test takers. PTE Academic even gives test takers unlimited access to their results and they can send it to as many institutions as they like without any additional charges applied. The test allows takers a reliable and credible assessment that they are able to use anywhere and anytime.
The main purpose of language is for communication purposes and therefore PTE stresses on real-life English skills as opposed to simulated language environments. Students are tested on a variety of skills that are applicable to real life situations. This gives students a better immersion and more realistic test environment and skills are measure in an integrated way. Test takers will have to communicate effectively in their destination by using academically relevant tasks. As the test is 100% computer-based marking, fairness and security is ensured as tests are scored impartially without bias. To ensure test score validity all test centers use state-of-the-art digital biometrics incorporating palm-scanning, digital signatures, secure paperless results, randomized test formats and CCTV.
For those interested in taking up PTE Academic at DISTED College, classes are held 3 times a week. Class hours are 2pm-5pm for each session for easy scheduling of our students.
For more information, please refer to Pearson’s PTE Academic.