9 月 7 日，培生就其主办的高风险英语语言能力考试 PTE Academic 发布两项重大更新。
缩短时长后的 PTE学术英语考试仍被与以往相同的大学和专业机构接受认同，这其中包括全球 3,000 多家学术机构，以及可用于澳大利亚、英国和新西兰政府的签证和移民。
2.全新推出的PTE Academic Online
PTE Academic Online考试也将自2021 年 11 月 16 日开始实行，考试时长同样为两个小时，并遵循及使用相同的考试题型和评分系统。
需要注意的是，虽然考试内容相同，但PTE Academic Online目前不适用于签证或移民。同时提醒考生在预约此考试之前检查他们申请的大学是否接受PTE Academic Online。
培生英语学习事业部高级副总裁Freya Thomas Monk表示：“许多 PTE Academic的考生都希望能出国留学或工作。为了更好的帮助他们，我们推出了考试时长较短的 PTE Academic 考试和在家就能考试的PTE Academic Online。”
PTE Academic 和 PTE Academic Online 是通过 Pearson VUE 的全球考试中心网络及其在线监考解决方案 OnVUE 提供的。只需一个简单的签到流程，利用高度安全的身份验证工具、面部识别技术和在线监考人员，考生无需离开舒适的家就可以进行考试。需要注意的是，考生须配备带网络摄像头的电脑并在稳定可靠的网络和安静的环境下才能参加 PTE Academic Online考试。
Pearson shortens PTE Academic test and launches online version
- PTE Academic test to shorten from three hours to two hours
- PTE Academic Online to enable candidates to take test at home
Tuesday, 7 September, 9 AM London: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is today announcing two major updates to its industry-leading, high stakes English language proficiency exam, PTE Academic, benefitting both test-takers and institutions alike.
1. PTE Academic two-hour test
From November 16 2021 the duration of PTE Academic will reduce from three hours down to two. This means an improved experience for candidates with less time spent taking the exam, whilst the accuracy of the test remains the same.
There are no changes to the overall format, question types or scoring scale – there will simply be fewer questions – allowing candidates to prepare in the same way.
Most importantly, the shorter PTE Academic test is still accepted by the same universities and professional bodies, including more than 3,000 academic institutions worldwide, and by the governments of Australia, the UK, and New Zealand for visa and immigration purposes.
2. New PTE Academic online
Pearson is also launching PTE Academic Online. Exactly the same test as PTE Academic, we are now offering it as a new online proctored option for people who prefer to sit the test remotely, from the comfort of their own home.
Also available to take from November 16, 2021 the online test takes two hours and will follow the same format and scoring system as the new shorter PTE Academic test center exam.
It’s important to note that although the online test is identical to PTE Academic, it is not currently valid for visa or migration purposes. We also ask candidates to check that the universities they are applying to accept the online version before booking this test.
Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President, English Language Learning, Pearson, said; "Many of our PTE Academic test takers want to move abroad to study at university or progress their careers. To help them in their journey we have rolled out a shorter PTE Academic test to be taken in test centers and a new online PTE Academic test which can be taken at home."
PTE Academic and PTE Academic Online are delivered through Pearson VUE’s global network of test centers and through its online proctoring solution, OnVUE. With just a simple check-in process, utilizing highly secure ID verification tools, face-matching technology, and a live proctor, candidates can test without leaving the comfort of home. Test takers must have access to a reliable internet connection, a computer with a webcam, and a quiet location to take the test.
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