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PTE & CCL Training

PTE FAQ’s

  • Its call Pearson Test of English is computer base test, it is recognised by many countries, by the department authorities. It is recognised in Australia, by the Australian department of Emigration and Boarder protection, it is basically a test that assessed your English proficiency. Emigrants and international students can use this test to prove the English knowledge, whether it is for visa purposes, for Migration, skills assessment, for studying purposes and for further professional development.

  • When it comes to PTE Structure and Format, the test has 4 key arears. So, there is: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Its an assessment of all four areas via computer in single 3-hour test session. During the test there is speaking and writing, and these two key areas are assessed together. Then there are two more categories known which are reading and then we have listening. During the test for those 3 hours, there is optional ten minutes break. The break is usually between the reading and listening part, so if choose to take the break, your time will be stopped and test paused.

  • Part 1- speaking and writing together.
    It takes from 77 up to 93 minutes. One thing you need to keep in mind is the Essay, during part 1. You will need 20 minutes to finish the Essay.

    Part 2 – reading.
    The time frame is usually from 32 to 40 minutes, there are 5 tasks in this section.

    Part 3 – listening.
    The time frame for this part is 45 to 57 minutes, you have 8 tasks in this section which could be a question, a scenario base, etc.

  • Some of the important factors during the test are:

    • how well is one prepared for the test,
    • depends on their English knowledge
    • whether training was undertaken or student on their own with no trainer
  • For a person who is attempting the test for first time, it  is really important to know the test format beforehand,  Meaning the test structure and what to expect such as:

    • How is the test designed
    • How is  it going to be distributed
    • Timeframe
    • How much time we need to spend in each task
    • Have enough time at the end review the answers.
  • On the test day, you must be there at least 30 minutes beforehand. At the test centre you will have test administrator, who will guide you through the checking process and ensure you understand the procedure. You will have to provide your ID and at the Test Centre they will ask for digital photograph, as well as your signature. You will also need have your palm scanned. You will have a locker to put all your belongings. One thing that all the test taker should keep in mind is that in the test room, there is usually 10 people at the same time doing the test. During the test you are able to hear other test takers answering their questions in the background. You really need to be focused and concentrate on the task that is in front of you, the question given. Ignore all the noises that come from the background.

  • If someone has sixty-five is it too hard to get seventy-nine? it is not a huge difference, but it is a big difference in how you prepare for seventy-nine. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that English Proficiency test is not just about English that test is to assess your ability to operate in a completely English environment. Whether that is a workplace or whether that is a university or a training program. It is about proving you have the skills in the language. To obtain a score of 79 means a lot more practice, attention to detail, grammar, and spelling.

  • PTE is a computer based test. For PTE, there is no person that is going to assess your score that means the computer is going to assess your score. If there is a person in front of you, they will understand what you want say, what you want to try to say. But with a computer if you do not say the word properly or you are not clear enough the computer will type that word incorrect and then you will have an incorrect question because of a small mistake. Speaking clearly is very important.

  • Test results usually comes after 48 hours but can take 1-5 business days. You will receive an email saying your score report is ready. You can then log in the PTE system, same way you did it, when you booked the appointment, and then you can find your score.

  • They are all different from one another. They are all designed to evaluate candidates’ English skills. They are all designed to focus on the 4 components: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. The biggest difference is the fact that PTE has integrated marking as a mentioned before. For example in IELTS you have the speaking part in person, which depends from person to person. Some people are more comfortable to speak in front of someone else, and some people are just more comfortable speaking in front of the computer.

One difference between TOEFL, IELTS and PTE, is with regards to the reading part. The Reading section in TOEFL and IELTS is longer. IELTS reading section last about 60 minutes, TOEFL from 60-80, however reading section in PTE is from 30-40 minutes.,

CCL FAQ’s

  • CCL is simply an assessment of your language abilities on a community level in a language other than English. Passing this test will give you 5 more points towards skiiled visa applications.

  • NAATI provides this test in 64 different languages at this stage.

  • CCL testing is introduced for one reason and one reason only, that is for getting 5 extra points for points based visa applications. In order for someone to be a qualified interpreter or qualified translator NAATI there is a different structure of assessment and the test is structured differently on a higher academic level.

  • The test consists of two dialogues. Each dialog is a conversation between English speaker and NAATI language speaker. Each dialog is approximately 300 words, which is half of the English and half of the second language. Dialogues are divided in segments. Each Segment is around 35 words or less. Topics in the dialogs come from real life situations, for example financial, educational, health, social services, migration, business, insurance etc. The topic in each dialog will be different.

  • Minimum of 2 examiners will assess your test. The assessment will be conducted on your language ability meaning the ability for you to communicate in both English and your NAATI language. Your marks are deducted for errors.

Each dialog is 45 marks. In order to pass the test, you need 29 marks in each dialog and you need an overall score 63 out of 90.. The test results can be expected between 8-10 weeks. You will get the results via email. One thing to remember, you can’t lodge new application, until you get results.

Good luck !

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office location

Melbourne
83-85 Unitt Street
Melton VIC 3337
Australia

Sydney
Level 32, 101 Miller Street,
North Sydney
Australia

Perth
Level 28, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth
Australia