Frequently Asked Questions 

 
PTE Young Learners (formerly known as LTEfC) aim to assess and reward positive and progressive achievement in English language learning. The tests have been designed to motivate children and can provide feedback to schools, parents and teachers. All test takers receive detailed feedback on their performance.
Each level of PTE Young Learners (except Level 1 Firstwords) is an ongoing, incremental and cumulative body of knowledge, not a discrete category without relation to prior learning. Thus, as test takers enter each new level of PTE Young Learners, it is presupposed they are familiar with, and can successfully engage in, the communicative tasks, language skills and structural and language content of the levels which precede their current area of study.
The test is most suitable for children around the ages of 8 to 13.
The types of tasks that test takers have to do in this test are similar to those found in most modern communicative course books. Also, the topics used in most course books are similar to those used in the test. Most modern course books will provide practice relevant to the test. There is, therefore, no need to follow a specific PTE Young Learners course.

Scheduled sessions are in May, June, November and December for PTE General and in May, June and November for PTE Young Learners. 

We encourage schools and language schools to become registered test centers so that they can enter their own and external test takers for the tests. Pearson Language Tests (PLT) will require documentary evidence from all prospective centers to ensure that it is satisfied that the center will conduct the tests according to the regulations, so ensuring that integrity is upheld. PLT has representatives internationally. In some countries, there are locally-based agents or representatives.
The scores awarded for the test are Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail.