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Welcome to Practise your PTE Academic Speaking skills from Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President, English Assessment from PTE Academic.
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Hello, I’m Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President of Pearson’s English Assessment Business. I’m very pleased to welcome you to this Pearson Test of English Academic preparation course hosted by the qualified and experienced team at Macquarie University. Pearson is the world’s leading education company. Our educational products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day. Pearson’s mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We believe that learning and assessment open up opportunities in life and Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic is an exciting example of how a Pearson can facilitate access to these opportunities.
PTE Academic was created as an alternative testing choice for non-native English language speakers and in response to university seeking a valid and reliable English language assessment tool. PTE Academic is the world’s first fully computer-based English test, which is completely scored by automated scoring technology. The use of technology and testing means that test takers can enjoy a fast, fair and flexible test experience. Our computer-based test delivery model means that tests could be taken any day, any time and the results are usually received within one to two days.
PTE Academic test scores are accepted by a wide range of academic institutions around the world, such as Macquarie University, as well as by governments in Australia, New Zealand and now the United Kingdom for visa purposes. Your test score can open a door and lead to a wide range of opportunities, either abroad or in your home country.
Preparation plays an important role in having a successful test experience and Pearson offers a range of preparation resources that you can use to ensure you are ready to take PTE when the time comes. By enrolling in Practise your PTE Academic Speaking Skills, you are taking the right steps towards achieving your future goals. I wish you all the best as you prepare.
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Welcome to Practise your PTE Academic Speaking skills from Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President, Pearson English Assessment.

PTE Academic is the world’s first computer based English test that uses artificial intelligence to provide highly accurate, unbiased and secure proof of a candidate’s English skills for university, migration and professional applications. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide and is approved for all Australia and New Zealand and UK study and migration visas. Test sessions can be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance, 365 days a year, results are typically available within 2 days.

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