The world is increasingly becoming more globally connected. And for those with the courage to pursue it, opportunities expand beyond borders. Communities are coming together to learn, collaborate, innovate and adapt. One bridge, which connects those opportunities: is the English language. The Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration, and it offers the fastest score results that are normally available within five business days. PTE Academic is the English test trusted by universities, colleges, and governments around the world. This test is used to prove ones English abilities to attend universities and colleges abroad or as part of a visa application. The PTE Academic test measures the test takers ability of the English language in three sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening.
The Aston American University PTE Academic test preparation program will provide students with applicable testing knowledge, and will assist students to score the highest possible score on the PTE Academic test. Live certified instructors from Aston American University will also provide PTE Academic test preparation students the necessary tools to complete all course materials designed to supplement the ability to score well on test day. In addition to one-on-one private office hours, each student will have personalized attention for all activities and assignments.
By taking your next step to prepare for the PTE Academic test with Aston American University, you will gain sufficient knowledge that is required to apply yourself in the three test areas of the English language on the PTE Academic test:
- Speaking and Writing
Prior to starting the PTE Academic test preparation course from Aston American University, students must take an assessment placement test to assess each student’s current level of English proficiency. The assessment test will determine the appropriate course level students are to be placed to best succeed on test day. Students who do not meet the requirement to be placed in the PTE Academic test preparation course will be required to take a preliminary ESL (English as a Second Language) course. This is necessary to better prepare students for the higher degree of English proficiency, which is mandatory for the Aston American University PTE Academic test prep course. For students who complete the PTE Academic test preparation course and underperform, or barely meet the minimum course objectives, Aston American University may suggest to repeat the course before taking the PTE Academic test exam.
|PTE ACADEMIC TEST PREP COURSE||PRIVATE SESSIONS||MINUTES PER SESSION||PRICE|
|B1 PTE Level||8||30||$1000|
|B2 PTE Level||8||30||$1000|
Upon completion of the assessment test, students will be placed in either the B1 PTE level or the B2 PTE level. If a student does not meet the standards for the PTE Academic test preparation, then an ESL course will be recommended as the prerequisite before being able to enroll in the PTE Academic test preparation course.
PTE Academic Test Prep Course
- You are currently able to interact in most common situations where the English language is spoken;
- You can relate and describe common experiences, and be able to reason by providing explanations and feedback;
- You understand main points to complex and abstract details, and are able to comprehend and communicate on a technical level;
- You clearly communicate with fluidity to hold a conversation, and you interact with other English speakers in a variety of social settings; and
- You display clear reasoning to explain supportive and opposing viewpoints in a wide range of topics.
The PTE Academic test preparation course is an 8-week online course, which begins on the first week of each month (for new students). Students are required to study online three to four (3-4) hours per week and to complete all assignments. The introduction session of the online course is instructed by private English instructors who will guide each student through the learning system. During the remainder of the course, private instructors will routinely follow up with each student’s progress; checking grades, assignments, and communicating with students regarding any PTE Academic test preparation concerns.
Throughout the course, each student will receive the full support and assistance of both their private English instructor and the supporting staff of Aston American University. Supporting staff members of Aston American University will monitor to ensure that students are progressing smoothly according to each student’s PTE Academic test preparation schedule, and that all assignments and activities are completed.
Exam System and Course Passing
Students must attend the required online web conferences (one-to-one sessions) with their instructor for all allocated times in addition to completing all online coursework. Students who do not complete all requirements of the program will not be eligible to pass and may have to re-take the course. Instructors may suggest additional tutoring hours for students who are not ready to progress to the next stage of their PTE Academic test preparation.
The e-learning system is an online educational management system with tailored course materials where students and lecturers interact. Course materials include: presentations, readings, videos, assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. Following enrollment, a unique username and password will be issued for each student to access the e-learning platform. Students of Aston American University may login the system with their username and password by clicking the following link: www.astonlms.com