PTE Academic has launched a brand new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC); ‘Introduction to PTE Academic’, which is available free of charge to all users.
The course is designed to familiarise candidates with the test structure and question types for PTE Academic through video guidance and online practice.The course was developed in partnership with E2Language, a global online test preparation and tuition provider for PTE Academic and other English language assessments.
Dan Doyle, PTE Academic Vice President Product Management and Delivery, explains, “This course suits anyone who is unfamiliar with PTE Academic and needs to understand the essentials about what it is they are likely to face in the test in just a few short hours.”
Jarrad Merlo ( Jay), Co-founder of E2Language, further states “Candidates often don’t know which test to take. This MOOC will give candidates a very quick overview of PTE Academic and the information they need to make the right choice for them.”
The course is equally useful for any teachers or Higher Education Institutions who are considering preparing their students for PTE Academic.
Throughout the course Jay briefly offers guidance to on how they should respond to the example questions presented. The course simulates each of the questions types in PTE Academic allowing users to try out their own techniques for attempting the questions before receiving guidance.
After completing the course users are encouraged to undertake further preparation in order to maximize their chances of achieving their desired score on the test. Candidates can choose from a wide range of quality PTE Academic self-study resources including books, a mobile phone app for practice on the go and a fully Scored Practice Test – which gives an indicator of how they may perform on the test. For alternative preparation resources and tutor-lead support, PTE Academic has a range of preparation partners including E2Language to help provided targeted preparation based on where help is needed.