TOEFL watch out. And IELTS pay attention.
A new English language test, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), will come to a secure testing center near you in October of 2009. This test was developed in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and aims to accurately measure students’ English language skills. The computer-based test achieves this degree of evaluation by using speaking and voice recording features and measures all four language areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This test will be used by government departments, universities, higher education institutions, and other organizations requiring academic-level English.