Trinity Exam Preparation Courses
Trinity’s Secure English Language Tests (SELTs), which are accepted internationally as reliable evidence of ability in English, assess and develop the skills needed for effective communication in real life.
The exams (ISE & GESE) are intended for candidates who have learnt English as a foreign, second or additional language. With Trinity’s growing international reputation, these qualifications are now being accepted by more and more universities, employers and governments around the world.
Trinity ISE (Integrated Skills in English)
Trinity’s Integrated Skills in English (ISE) is a contemporary four skills qualification intended for young people and adults – typically at school, college or university. It is also suitable for teachers and other adults who require a respected English language qualification.
ISE assesses students’ ability to interact in English in an authentic and meaningful way through the use of integrated reading and writing tasks, and integrated speaking and listening tasks. Preparing for ISE builds real-life English skills and transferable skills required for academic study and employability.
ISE is available at five levels from A2 to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR), so there is a level for every learner.
Trinity GESE (Graded Exam in Spoken English)
Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) are one-to-one, face-to-face assessments of speaking and listening skills with a Trinity examiner.
Preparation for these exams and achievement of GESE qualifications supports people wishing to develop their proficiency in English language speaking – for personal goals, study, travel, employment, settlement or for visa application purposes.
GESE exams are available at 12 levels, from Grade 1 to Grade 12 (pre-A1 to C2 CEFR proficiency levels). Grouped by development stage, GESE grade qualifications offer a progressive framework for the development of English language skills.
Trinity’s GESE exams are designed to complement general English language courses, and exam preparation focuses on the development of communicative skills and building confidence among candidates. Though there is no requirement to have passed lower levels, or other qualifications, guidance is offered about the knowledge and skills required at each proficiency level.