The International Certificate Young Learners (PTE Young Learners) is a fun English language assessment for students aged 7 to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK’s largest examining body.
International Certificate Young Learners 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.
International Certificate 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 International Certificate 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 the International Certificate Young Learners, the tests can be shorter without compromising the reliability of the results.
The International Certificate Young Learners gives your students 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.
Using an online marking system (e-Pen) and a web-based test center service system, Pearson provides fast and helpful feedback on individual performance of students in the tests.
Detailed feedback is provided in the form of a candidate performance report, which includes a breakdown of the scores for listening, speaking, reading and writing. These are sent to the test centres who distribute them accordingly.
The grades awarded for the test are Distinction, Merit or Pass. If test-takers do not achieve a Pass grade, they receive a candidate performance report, but not a certificate.
To become a Pearson English International Certificate Test Centre you should contact your local rep, who will connect you with the Pearson Implementation Team. They will provide you with the necessary information and help you with the administrative process to get the “Test Centre Approval”.
Once your institution has been approved as Authorized Centre, you will receive a Pearson English International Certificate Centre Number and an Accreditation Certificate. Soon after that, you and your staff will be trained by our Local Team to start implementing the exams autonomously.