What is PTE Academic?
The PTE (Pearson Test of English)–Academic is a single-timed, three-hour-long, computer-delivered English language proficiency test. The test assesses a person’s English language ability in the four areas of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, in an academic context. Feedback is also provided on enabling skills like grammatical range, lexical/vocabulary resource, task response, pronunciation and oral fluency.
Introduced in 2009, PTE is a relatively new entrant in the language proficiency testing landscape, and the number of candidates appearing for the test is also rising rapidly.
What are the Benefits of Joining HURRAY’s PTE Training?
12 Classroom Practice Tests on Specific Question Types for Each Module—Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking: Our rigorous practice-test sessions are aimed at helping students with focused preparation in all the four modules of the PTE exam
Study Materials: Candidates get access to a wide range of PTE books and practice test materials.
Mock Tests: Three free mock tests where you can experience a real-time PTE exam scenario.
Online PTE: HURRAY’s online PTE Training is aimed at reaching out to PTE aspirants who could be looking for mentoring support in all the four modules of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The trainings are usually conducted over Skype and other face-to-face interactive formats. You can choose from a range of early morning, afternoon, midday, and late evening slots.
Partnership with Pearson: Our trainers have been hand-picked based on their real-time classroom experience and proven ability in bringing out the highest potential in their mentees. The trainers are certified by Pearson, thereby enhancing HURRAY’s quality of PTE training and teaching practices.
Book an Exam: You can also book your PTE exam date through HURRAY.
Batch Timings & Duration
Duration: 60 hours
Batch Timings: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 6:30 pm
Weekend Timings: 5 hours
First, the similarities: both IELTS and PTE have the four sections of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Nevertheless, some content patterns vary in both the tests.
For instance, in the IELTS Speaking Test, the speaking abilities of a candidate is evaluated through live conversations, and is recorded in some recording device
But in the PTE Speaking Test, a candidate speaks into a microphone and the speech gets recorded in a computerized system. The speaking is then evaluated and rated by a computer.
Again, the scoring pattern in IELTS is a manual exercise, and a candidate is rated on a band of 0-9, while PTE—which is a fully computerized test—grades test takers on a band of 10-90.
Another difference between the tests is the duration during which results are declared. While the PTE Academic scores are accessible online within five business days, the IELTS Test Report Form is made available within 13 calendar days from the date of the test.
Does a candidate need to have special computer skills to take the test?
No. One does not need to have any special computer skills to take the test. It helps, though, to keep practising the test on relevant PTE Academic authorised sites.
Do all the skills (e.g. reading, writing) carry the same weightage?
Can one take the PTE test multiple times?
Yes, a candidate can take the PTE Academic test as many times as she/he desires for. However, booking for the next test can be done only after receiving the scores of the preceding test.
Does HURRAY have an online mode of PTE Training?
Yes, HURRAY does offer online PTE training. For more information on HURRAY’s online PTE, click here
Does HURRAY offer PTE Vouchers, too?
Yes, you can avail yourself of HURRAY’s discounted PTE vouchers. Click here for more
Please brief me on the HURRAY Cycle of Training.
The HURRAY Cycle of Training is a multi-layered mentoring process that HURRAY has adopted towards enhancing the performance of candidates in IELTS and other language proficiency tests. The first step is your joining HURRAY, followed by an assessment test in all the four modules of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Thereafter, you get inputs on your areas of improvement. For instance, is it writing that you might need to emphasise on?
You are then inducted into the IELTS course, which begin with short briefing sessions (including tips and techniques) on all the four modules. You are then introduced to the practice tests—modelled on old IELTS question papers. These practice tests are aimed at helping candidates better their scores in the periodic mock tests, and are continued till the end of the course. You will also be given one-on-one feedback after every practice test session.
You are then inducted into the IELTS classroom sessions, which are an assortment of practice tests, mock tests, until the time you take the final exam.