Pearson Test of English
(PTE)
(Formerly
known as
London Test of English (LTE))
Pearson Test of English Centre
Vytautas Magnus University
Centre of Foreign Languages
has been acknowledged as
an Official Testing Centre
for the International Pearson Company
since the 8th of April, 2009.
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)
and
London Test of English for Children (LTEfC)
(Pearson Test of English for Young Learners
(PTE Young Learners)
since November 2009)
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) and
Pearson Test of English Young Learners (PTE Young Learners).
Why take PTE General at the
Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)?
Pearson Test of English General
(PTE General)
is designed
to reward positive achievement
in English language learning.
Why take PTE General at the
Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)?
If you learn English to help with employment
opportunities or admission into an Englishspeaking 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.
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 by
Universities;
Employers;
Ministries of Education.
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 PTE
is accepted for undergraduate and
post-graduate courses.
List of Recognition
List of Recognition
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.
What is PTE General?
There are six levels
which are linked to the
Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages.
What is PTE General?
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.
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.
What is PTE General?
Level 2:
for test takers with
intermediate English for
practical use in study, work,
travel and other everyday
purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the scores awarded at
each PTE General level?
The scores awarded for the PTE General
at each level are:
Distinction
Merit
Pass
Fail
Grade Ranges
for the PTE General
Pass:
Merit:
Distinction:
55% – 60%
70% – 75%
80% – 85%
When can test takers take
PTE General?
Scheduled sessions are in
May, June, November and December
for PTE General
and in
May, June and November
for PTE Young Learners
The length of time needed to
prepare for the PTE General
The length of the PTE General Exam
Where and when to register for
the PTE General?
The Centre of Foreign Languages
has started to organize and administer
the Pearson Tests of English General
(PTE General).
Follow the information for the
registration and test dates
Where to register for the
PTE General?
All interested are invited to register for the test
or get the information about the test
at the following address:
The prices for the PTE General
Mock Exam
All interested in taking and registering for the
real PTE General Exam
will be invited and encouraged
to take a ‘Mock Exam’ (free of charge)
in the Spring semestre
at CoFL
(Centre of Foreign Languages)
(K. Donelaičio Str. 52 - 603)
Follow further information
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