What does it all mean?* CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
* SELT = Secure English Language Test
* GESE = Graded Examinations in Spoken English
* NQF = National Qualifications Framework
* EQF = European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning
Trinity’s qualifications are aligned to internationally recognised frameworks. These frameworks enable students, employers, teachers and institutional authorities to compare the levels of qualifications from one country with those of another.
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON GESE Grade 2 ESOL Exam (A1 Test Speaking & Listening)
The Trinity college London GESE Grade 2 is a speaking & listening exam at A1 level on the CEFR and ESOL Entry level 1 on NQF (Speaking & Listening)
(Grade 2 at A1 on the CEFR and ESOL Entry level 1 is approved by the Home Office for Spouse/Partner (FLR – M) and Parents of Dependants in the UK (FLR O) visa applications).
This is a simple conversation with the examiner. During the conversation you are required to demonstrate understanding through gesture and basic actions, and by giving short responses. The examiner will speak slowly and clearly, but you should ask for repetition of anything you have not heard or understood.
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON GESE Grade 5 ESOL Exam (B1 Test – Speaking & Listening)
Trinity’s GESE grade 5 is a speaking & listening exam at B1 level on the CEFR and ESOL Entry level 3 on NQF
Latest requirements for UK Home Office visa applications made for Settlement / ILR / Naturalisation / Citizenship state that applicants are required to:
1) Pass the Life in the UK Test
2) have a speaking & listening qualification at B1 CEFR or higher (or an equivalent level qualification)
This exam has 2 phases of up to 5 minutes each:
- Discussion of a prepared topic (up to 5 mins)
The Topic phase gives candidates the opportunity to display their level of the language while talking about self-selected and personal topics. When choosing the topic for discussion, candidates should prepare the topic on a subject they are personally interested in, knowledgeable about and able to discuss with the examiner for up to 5 minutes.
Before your examination you must complete a ‘Topic form’ which you will present to the examiner when you enter the examination room. The examiner uses the information on the Topic form to help initiate and develop a discussion about your chosen topic area. It is designed to encourage spontaneous discussion so you should not try to memorise what you are going to say.
- In the Topic phase
- Show understanding of the examiner by responding appropriately to questions
- Give information about the prepared topic in a series of linked long turns about the five discussion points on the Topic form
- Answer questions on the prepared topic, and participate in an informal discussion of the topic, during which the examiner will request more information, facts or details
- Respond to requests for clarification and give reasons for making particular statements
- Ask the examiner at least one question about the topic area
- Conversation on two subject areas (up to 5 mins)
The examiner will then move onto the next stage of the interview, which is a conversation on two topics selected by the examiner. This phase gives candidates the chance to have a real and interesting exchange of information, ideas and opinions, while showing their ability to use the language of the grade.The Conversation phase consists of a discussion of two of the subject areas listed for your grade. Although the examiner will only select two of the subject areas listed below, candidates need to be prepared to talk about all of them.
|Means of transport|
|Recent personal experiences|