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Pearson’s PTE Academic adds two new test centers in the UAE

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Pearson’s PTE Academic adds two new test centers in the UAE

01 February 2023, United Arab Emirates – Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, as part of its strategic expansion in the region has announced its partnership with two new test centers to offer Pearson’s PTE Academic test. This move is in line with Pearson’s vision of supporting students preparing to take the English language test for higher education and global migration to choose from multiple test locations, all of which are conveniently located and have modern facilities.

The recently added two test centers include Murdoch University Dubai located in Dubai Knowledge Park and MontRoyal Elevate located in the heart of Abu Dhabi. PTE Academic tests at these centers will assess a student’s English language skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in a timed manner to give education providers and immigration authorities a clear indication of an applicant’s English language skills.

English is considered the global language of business and is the official language in many countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. For those looking to immigrate to an English-speaking country for work or study purposes, being able to speak the language is essential for finding employment and integrating into the local community. In addition, having the knowledge of the language opens up a world of cultural and intellectual opportunities. Hence, many countries require proof of English proficiency as part of their immigration process.

Commenting on the partnership, Mohammad Fahmi A.H. Musallam, Abu Dhabi CEO & Group Managing Director at MontRoyal Elevate said, “We are thrilled to be a part of Pearson PTE partner network. The test is widely accepted by governments and universities worldwide and we are delighted to be given this opportunity to offer this test to candidates who are willing to take the next step into their life or career journey and discover new opportunities. Our test center offers a modern, comfortable testing environment with leading technology to ensure these tests are conducted in a secure and professional manner. We look forward to a long and fruitful association with Pearson and are committed to providing high-quality service to all our candidates.”

Mark Brown, General Manager at Murdoch University Dubai, said, “This is an important milestone for Murdoch University to be listed as the official testing center for Pearson’s PTE Academic test. Ours has been a preferred educational institution since 2008 and now being able to offer candidates an opportunity to undertake globally recognized exams is a natural extension of our commitment to continuously offering an outstanding education experience and to provide students with all the support they need to move on to the next phase in their life.”

With the increase in the number of people aspiring to move abroad to study or work as a stepping-stone in their lives, Pearson offers a range of online tests to prepare students and give them a glimpse of the actual exam. These include Scored Practice Tests, Question Banks, the Official Guide and the English Booster, offering in-depth information and practical advice on each part of the exam.


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