What are the Trinity exams?
The Trinity exams are some of the British official exams offered by the Trinity College of London. These exams are increasingly required in the selection processes for businesses, because they guarantee the linguistic competence which is needed in real life situations.
Trinity has always stood out for their innovation and quality. Their English exams follow the guidelines established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the educational authorities of the United Kingdom (OfQual), not only to demonstrate their international level, but to assure the quality of their services.
➕What knowledge and skills does the English Trinity exam assess?
These exams include all aspects of communication. There are twelve levels in Trinity; each evaluates the competence of oral expression, following the requirements that each respective level demands. They cover all levels from starter up to expert and they are organised in four different levels: Initial, Elemental, Intermediate and Advanced. They are based on the international standards of linguistic knowledge.
➕What types of exams are there and what are they divided into?
There are two types of TCL exams recognised by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) that certify your English level on an international scale. They are:
GESE (Graded examinations in spoken English): The student will be examined in sessions of 15 minutes each, covering all the skills established by the chosen level. The test is composed of oral comprehension (listening) and a conversation with the examiner (speaking).
ISE (Integrated skills in English): The student will be examined in four fundamental sections: writing, reading and oral expression, the latter formed by oral comprehension (listening) and speaking. The tests will be carried out throughout the day, and they demand a more advanced preparation than the one which is needed for the GESE exam, although both tests have the same validity for the certification of the language.
A third modality which Trinity offers are the certificates for the workforce sector, called SEW (Spoken English for work), these tests include all types of situations related to the workforce sector. The SEW tests consist of the following four levels (B1, B2, B2+, C1).
➕What levels do the Trinity exams certify?
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➕How long do the English Trinity exams last for?
The GESE exam lasts between 10 and 25 minutes depending on the chosen level. In the ISE exam, the reading and writing parts last for 2 hours, the speaking and listening parts last between 13 and 25 minutes, depending on the level which is being evaluated.
➕What advantages does it have?
The GESE exams just evaluate your fluency and oral skills while speaking English, which makes them fun and relaxed.
The examiners will travel directly to the evaluation centres, in order to complete the evaluations.
The exams take a few minutes, depending on the chosen level.
The English qualifications obtained through Trinity are designed for every age and learning level. There are also English qualifications available for schools, universities, teachers and private teachers.
The Trinity certificates are highly recognised by educational authorities, universities and businesses, on a national and international scale.
It is personalised, including interests and opinions for the candidate.
You will obtain your results immediately.
They will motivate you to learn English.
If you fail one of the parts of the exam, you will not have to redo the exam all over again, just the part you failed.
It evaluates daily English.
The Trinity exams are fully accredited by the educational authorities of the United Kingdom (OfQual), guaranteeing the quality and veracity of the results.
The oral part of the exam is completed in-person.
Not only do we provide the results of the exam, but we also send a thorough diagnostic profile for each student which shows them their strengths and areas of improvemEnt for their linguistic competence.
➕How long are the scores valid?
A Trinity certificate lasts for life, which means that any candidate that obtains the certificate will not have to renovate it.
How can you make your registration?
The Trinity exams are in-person exams with fixed dates and they are completed in examination centres. There are over 1600 examination centres throughout the whole of Spain's provinces. You can complete the enrolment online and there are different dates throughout the year.
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The Trinity exams are accredited by the educational authorities of the United Kingdom (OFQUAL).
The ISE certificates are accredited by CRUE (Conferencia de rectores de Universidades Españolas) and ACLES (Asociación de Centros de lenguas en la enseñanza Superior). They are the main representatives of the public and private universities of Spain. The English linguistic knowledge which is needed for university degrees, masters, postgraduates and Erasmus projects is accredited by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
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