Pearson Partners With Shinyway International to Increase PTE Academic Reach Across China

Pearson Partners With Shinyway International to Increase PTE Academic Reach Across China

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Pearson Partners With Shinyway International to Increase PTE Academic Reach Across China PR Newswire LONDON, October 3, 2012 LONDON, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson is pleased to announce a new partnership between Pearson and Shinyway International, to expand the presence of Pearson's English Language Test (PTE Academic) in China. The partnership will help promote the presence of PTE Academic in the Zhejiang Province and will establish Shinyway International as an authoritative PTE Academic training provider allowing test takers in Zhengjiang to receive PTE Academic preparation training. It will also allow students to register for PTE Academic quickly and easily. PTE Academic was developed to fulfill the need for an English language proficiency test that more accurately measures the communication skills of international students in an academic environment. The test services streamline and enhance the admissions process and assist institutions in making faster and more informed admissions decisions. PTE Academic is recognized by renowned colleges, universities, training providers and professional associations across the English-speaking world. Globally, approximately 3,000 academic programs now accept PTE Academic scores. Carl Rhymer, Global Sales Director for Language Testing, Pearson said: "This partnership with Shinyway International is vital as PTE Academic continues to grow across China.

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Pearson Partners With Shinyway International to Increase PTE Academic Reach Across China

PR Newswire

LONDON, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Pearson is pleased to announce a new partnership between Pearson and Shinyway International, to expand the presence of Pearson's English Language Test (PTE Academic) in China.

The partnership will help promote the presence of PTE Academic in the Zhejiang Province and will establish Shinyway International as an authoritative PTE Academic training provider allowing test takers in Zhengjiang to receive PTE Academic preparation training. It will also allow students to register for PTE Academic quickly and easily.

PTE Academic was developed to fulfill the need for an English language proficiency test that more accurately measures the communication skills of international students in an academic environment. The test services streamline and enhance the admissions process and assist institutions in making faster and more informed admissions decisions. PTE Academic is recognized by renowned colleges, universities, training providers and professional associations across the English-speaking world. Globally, approximately 3,000 academic programs now accept PTE Academic scores.

Carl Rhymer, Global Sales Director for Language Testing, Pearson said: "This partnership with Shinyway International is vital as PTE Academic continues to grow across China. It will help position PTE Academic as the number one test for Chinese students wishing to study abroad."

On 16 September 2012, Shinyway International held their first press conference in the Zhengjiang Province. Jack Huang, Regional Director APAC, Language Testing Division of Pearson, and Ms Ma Yawei, President of Shinyway International, gave speeches to an audience of language test experts and senior consultants. They also shared their experience of how to prepare for PTE Academic and how to make overseas study and career plans with students and parents.

To view this press release in Chinese please visit http://www.ptechina.org/Academic2.asp?chanelid=567&news_id=11725&pageno=1

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About PTE Academic

PTE Academic was launched in late 2009 by Pearson and is recognized by the UK Border Agency for Tier 4 (student) applications and applications for Tier 2 of the points-based system, where applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency. It is also approved by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for student visa applications. PTE Academic is endorsed by the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®).  For a full list of recognizing institutions, please visit: http://www.pearsonpte.com/whoaccepts

Hear testimonials from our test takers first hand by visiting our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/pearsonpte.

Our Into the Fourth Year of PTE Academic - our story brochure highlights PTE Academic's key successes and achievements to date.  TO view this brochure in Chinese please visit http://www.ptechina.org/Academic2.asp?chanelid=567&news_id=11731&pageno=1

About Pearson

Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support. We are also part of the wider Pearson family which includes Penguin, Global English and the Financial Times. We provide education and assessment services in more than 65 countries. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and through multilingual packages, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. Products such as MyLabs are changing education practice worldwide.

About Shinyway International

Founded in 1996, Shinyway International is a premier education and career service organization in China to provide quality services for overseas study consulting, language training and overseas immigration and investment.

Shinyway International has successfully established partnerships with over 2000 educational institutions in 30 countries around the world. 30 Shinyway branch offices were opened worldwide, of which 22 offices are located in major cities across China. 

For more information: Fran Bayley, fran.bayley@pearson.com, +44(0)20-7010-2633