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Monday, March 23, 2020

Learn how to get the most out of online education during COVID-19


The spread of the COVID-19 is a once in a generation event that has impacted us all in some way. In our individual confidence, or our work, and sadly, people’s health. To contain the threat schools and institutions are looking at distance and online teaching. You know what you need, you know what will make a difference to you, or your learners and we are ready to support you.

Below is a collection of free resources to help you plan, prepare and rise above the challenges of COVID-19.


Support for ELT teachers moving courses online

Visit the website to access a variety of tools and resources to help you move your course online such as:

  • Distance and online teaching webinars and short videos
  • Professional development for teachers in an online environment

Digital access to your course content

Did you know that many of our resources come with a digital option? We are offering help to access your course content digitally via the Pearson English Portal. This will enable you to continue to plan, teach, assign homework or access practice resources.

Please contact your distributor or to find out how you can access your digital course resources.

Versant English Placement Test

If you are looking for a way to ensure your students meet their English language requirements, the Versant English Placement Test is a computer based test that is automatically scored within minutes. Find out more at


As efforts to control the Coronavirus outbreak continue, Pearson’s primary focus is on ensuring the health and safety of PTE Academic test takers, our employees and test center administrators. We continue to monitor the global situation daily and are actively following advice from governments and healthcare authorities.

Resumption of testing

We have resumed testing in a wide number of our locations including China, India, and Australia. We are restricting the number of test-takers in each session in order to comply with official requirements and in the interests of protecting test takers and test centre administrators.

For details on the use of face masks at our test centers please see here.

(Note: as requirements are changing quickly, updates will be provided via

Free resources to help test takers prepare

To help you get ready to sit your PTE Academic exam complete the MOOC Introduction to PTE Academic developed with E2Language. It provides guidance videos on each of the question types, advice on how to approach each question, and more free practice! Access it here at You can also get 90 days free access to E2School to help with grammar, punctuation and general English! Learn more here.


We have more free resources on offer at

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