Taking an exam in a foreign language can sometimes be an unsettling experience, which is why Trinity College London has developed a wide range of resources to ensure that everyone who needs it has the help and support they need to book, prepare, and practise for their Secure English language test (SELT).
Trinity is an Awarding Organisation specialising in performance and communicative skills assessment and certification, and since 2011 has been recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as an approved SELT provider in the UK. Over the last 10 years, millions of candidates have taken their SELT exam with Trinity as part of their UK visa application.
Practise, practise, practise
The best way to help you prepare for your English language test is to practise; watch TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers, and speak to those around you in English. Going to the library or shops, catching the bus, or ordering food in a restaurant are all opportunities to have a conversation and to speak and listen in English.
Trinity GESE Study App
If you want to be able to study at a time and place convenient to you then the Trinity GESE Study App provides this option. The App is an on-the-go study tool created by English language experts and covers all areas of study required for the GESE Speaking and Listening test at Grade 2 (A1), Grade 3 (A2) or Grade 5 (B1). It can help you learn and track your English language progress when and where it suits you.
You can purchase the App before, after or when you are booking your SELT exam.
Guides and preparation for candidates – how to prepare for your exam
Speaking and listening activities and topics
If you want to know what taking a SELT exam is like there are many helpful videos which will show you exactly what happens and what to expect on the day. Watch SELT videos.
All Trinity SELT exams are taken in an approved Trinity SELT exam centre, online with an examiner via one-to-one video conferencing.
Ready to book your exam?
Trinity SELT exams are taken at one of our 20 UK SELT test centres. Tests can be booked 24 hours in advance and with tests taking place seven days a week you can visit the Trinity SELT exam booking website to find a date and location that fits your schedule.
You will receive your provisional GESE result by 9am the day after your exam and your certificate will be sent within 4 – 7 days.