PTE Young Learners

Pearson Test of English for Young Learners (PTE Young Learners) is an international English language qualification awarded by Pearson Edexcel – the UK’s largest awarding body. Aimed for students aged 6 to 13, PTE Young Learners is a fun, interactive test to assess children’s English proficiency.



Approved By HCMC’s Department Of Education And Training

Approved by Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training (DOET) as the English proficiency assessment for Primary School.

An International English Qualification For Young Learners

  • Awarded by Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications.
  • Internationally recognized.

Accurate & Consitent

PTE Young Learners is available in four different levels to support the students learning journey throughout Primary: Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch, and Breakthrough.

Children Friendly

Stress-free testing environment includes name-to-picture matching, story-writing, or participating in a conversation. Our speaking test is even conducted while students play a board game.

Emphasizing On Real-life Scenarios

Emphasizing on real-life scenarios to develop communicative language in practical contexts


A fun, stress-free English test for young learners with a variety of practical and age appropriate questions.

Test format
Question types

PTE Young Learners is not a test of grammar and vocabulary knowledge, 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. The tests follow the adventures of the Brown family across all test levels.

A. The content:

1/The Writing test:

Consists of 6 question types:

  • Picture-based multiple choice
  • Match utterance and picture
  • Gap fill
  • Dialogue completion
  • Answer question
  • Write sentence or story

2/ The Speaking test:

Consists of 2 interactive activities:

  • Board game
  • Short talk (question and answer)

B. Test format:

  • Students will take the Writing test with invigilators and Speaking test with Oral Examiners
  • The Speaking test will be done in groups for a maximum of 5 students.


A demonstration of a Speaking test session


PTE Young Learners papers are marked by Pearson’s qualified examiners:

  • The Writing papers are sent back to Peason’s examiners
  • The Speaking test is assessed by qualified local oral examiners and monitored by Pearson.

The grades awarded for the test are Distinction, Merit or Pass. If test takers do not achieve a Pass grade, they receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Option 1: Schools in HCMC can send lists of candidates registered to the Department of Education and Training of each district to be submitted to
  •  Foreign Language and Informatics Center – Department of Education and Training, 66-68 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

  • Tel: (028) 38.291.023

  •  Email:

  • Students in HCMC can register and pay the fees directly at schools.

Option 2: Candicates can register directly with EMG Education at:

 Add: 19 Vo Van Tan, District 3

 Tel: (028) 3933 0455

 Add: 10th Floor, TNR Tower, 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da district

 Tel: (024) 3944 6664



Test Date 02 Feburary 28 March 23 May 20 June 10 October 14 November 12 December
Registration Deadline 15/12/2019 10/02 03/04 27/04 20/08 18/09 20/10
Late Registration Deadline 08/01 24/02 17/04 11/05 03/09 02/10 03/11
  • PTE YL Fee: 550,000 VND. For further information, please contact EMG Education with the phone number: (028) 3933 0455