PTE Academic: teaching, not just testing

PTE Academic is a computer-based English test that offers international students and migrants the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English proficiency for academic admissions, employment and visa purposes.

Like any test, test takers should prepare by becoming familiar with the test format and learning how to respond to questions correctly. You can help students prepare for the test with our range of preparation resources including the PTE Academic Teacher Notes below which can be used in conjunction with The official guide to PTE Academic.

Downloadable practice test

Download a free practice test to understand PTE Academic. Although the full test is taken via computer, our PDF, audio files, sample responses and prompts will help you understand PTE Academic question types.

Test format

Watch our skills videos to understand question types for each skill area of PTE Academic. Go through the test format.

Test tips and strategies

Download PTE Academic top tips PDF for detailed tips on how to approach each question type.

Pearson ELT courseware mapping documents

Learn how to use Pearson’s ELT courseware to teach PTE Academic skills development.

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Inform the design of your preparation course.

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Designed to provide specific test taking strategies.

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Help your students prepare with our coursebooks.

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About our scores and automated scoring system.

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