Pearson Test of English Young Learners

Courses & Exams

PTE Young Learners is a fun English language assessment for students age 6 to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK’s largest examining body.

It tests a young learner’s ability to use structures and functions in realistic contexts and, later on in the series, tests their ability to use language to carry out specific communicative tasks, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary.

PTE Young Learners assesses the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, organised in two parts, the Spoken part and the Written part. Please note that both the Written and Spoken parts need to be attempted to achieve a passing grade.

The PTE Young Learners test is not recognised for immigration purposes. If you require a test for immigration purposes, please visit PTE Academic

What is PTE Young Learners?

Test levels

PTE Young Learners is an assessment solution to suit students from pre-A1 to A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference, at four different levels of English language proficiency.

View all PTE Young Learners levels

Integrated skills

PTE Young Learners integrates the four key language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

It consists of two parts: a written test which assesses listening, reading and writing, and a spoken test. The spoken part of the test and the written part are taken separately. Because of the communicative nature of PTE Young Learners, the tests can be shorter without compromising the reliability of the results.

Why choose PTE Young Learners?

PTE Young Learners gives your child an English qualification accredited by Pearson Edexcel, through a fun, stress-free English test.
  • emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary
  • stress-free testing environment includes name-to-picture matching, story-writing, or participating in a conversation, plus a group spoken section that is conducted while students play a board game
  • engaging and familiar content follow the adventures of the Brown family across all test levels.

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