PTE Academic has recently launched four new test centres in Turkey to ensure test takers can access fast, flexible, secure English language testing. After an incredible year of growth, PTE Academic, which is accepted by local Turkish universities as well as by universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, has opened new centres in Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakir and Denizli.
Speaking as part of a series of launch events earlier in September, Business Development Manager Anna Colquhoun-Alberts commented: ‘PTE Academic delivers a fast, flexible, secure English language test. In order to ensure test-takers can access PTE Academic on regular dates in convenient locations, we have chosen to work with prestigious partners who share our values. We are pleased to be partnering with Yildirim Beyazıt University (Ankara), British Side (İstanbul), Pamukkale University (Denizli) and Knowledge Language Academy (Diyarbakir) to deliver PTE Academic. Within Turkey there is strong demand for English language teaching and testing, so we are pleased to be able to offer English language test sessions when and where test takers require them.’
Aside from opening new test centres throughout the country, PTE Academic has quickly been accepted by Turkish universities for admissions purposes, as well as by OSYM, the student assessment and placement centre in Turkey. This means that PTE Academic can be used to prove English proficiency for civil servants and academic staff in Turkey, as well as for some foundation, undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral studies.
PTE Academic Turkey representative Ipek Sari attributes the widespread acceptance of PTE Academic in Turkey to its superior security measures. She commented, ‘PTE Academic ensures that universities and government organizations can have confidence that test taker scores are genuine. In a high-stakes environment such as university or job applications it is crucial to be able to trust in the scores that institutions receive. PTE Academic helps to ensure this through security measures such as palm vein scanning, CCTV monitoring and paperless delivery.’
PTE Academic test centres are located in Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakir and Denizli. During September, PTE Academic is running English language test sessions twice a week in various locations in Turkey.