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About PTE

Learn about who we are and what we do.

About PTE

Learn about who we are and what we do.

PTE is one of the world’s leading providers of secure English language tests

Each year, tens of thousands of people trust PTE to help them prove their English proficiency for study, work, or migration – and to open doors to new careers, experiences, and possibilities.

What makes PTE different?

11 years ago, we set out to change language testing. We saw a chance to combine our team’s expertise in English language and assessment with the power and speed of technology, to help people get fast, accurate, objective results. This is how we do it:

Machine scoring = accurate, fast, objective scores

The first completely computer-based English test

We test ‘international’ English, not just British or American

Practice tests for maximum confidence on test day

Convenient, friendly test centers

Send your scores as often as you like – for free

We are part of Pearson – the world’s leading learning company

Our 20,000 employees share a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do this with high-quality content, assessments, and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them.

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Hear from one of our team, Dr Rose Clesham, describing the role of AI in PTE Academic.

A human approach to automated scoring

We use sophisticated algorithms based on tens of thousands of real-world data points to score each test.

This allows us to match the expertise and accuracy of a human examiner, but with the precision, consistency, and objectivity that only machine learning can achieve.