PTE Young Learners provides fun English language assessment for students aged six to 13, delivered by EdExcel, the UK’s largest examining body.
There are four different levels of PTE Young Learners, to suit students from pre-A1 to A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference.
The tests assess a young learner’s ability to use English language communicatively, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary.
The format of the test is enjoyable. The spoken part consists of a group board game played with other test takers. Another task allows candidates to give short talks and communicate with each other. Many of the tasks in the written part are based around engaging visuals.
The topics within PTE Young Learners are international, age-appropriate and interesting to children. For example, families, pets and school are all included.
As the tests are scenario-based, topics and language are repeated. This reinforcement of content and language gives test takers the confidence they need to perform well.
PTE Young Learners is provided by Edexcel Limited, the largest UK awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications. Edexcel Limited is the official awarding body for PTE Young Learners, so you can be sure that you are showing your students’ progress in an objective, international environment.
When can I take it?
In May, June and December each year.
Please note, that registration starts one month earlier.
Detailed feedback is provided in the form of a candidate performance report, which includes a breakdown of the scores for listening, speaking, reading and writing. These are sent to the test centers who distribute them accordingly. The grades awarded for the test are Distinction, Merit or Pass. If test takers do not achieve a Pass grade, they receive a candidate performance report, but not a certificate.