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

 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. 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

Notes for editors:

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
 
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