Learn English In Manchester

At Express English College Manchester

Course Description

Express English College is delighted to offer Trinity College London Preparation Courses as a Listed SELT Course Provider. We provide bespoke tuition, preparing you for the GESE SELT examination level you need.

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Course Options

Class times: 9.00 – 12.00 (Break time 10:45 – 11:00)

up to 30 Hours (rolling programme/tailored tuition) – choose your weekly hours.

Minimum age: 17 years old

One to One Student Lessons

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Course Objectives

  • gain confidence in understanding the test’s sequence and format
  • understand what language choices are most suitable
  • prepare for topic and conversation phases (according to level)
  • practice with an experienced teacher. The courses promote relevant grammar, functional language, vocabulary, pronunciation, and confidence-boosting techniques in a comfortable, relaxing classroom setting

Which Trinity College London Test Should I Take? 

Further Leave to Remain (A1)

For Further Leave to Remain you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level A1, in Speaking and Listening. This is usually when you want to stay in the country after marriage, or as a parent, and your visitor visa is coming to an end.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 2 exam (CEFR A1)

  • Six-minute speaking and listening test (no writing/reading)
  • Provisional results next day
  • Certificate usually within 7 days

Further Leave to Remain (extension) visas (A2)

After two-and-a-half years in the UK, partners and parents on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement will need to pass a SELT in speaking and listening at A2 level in order to qualify for an extension to further leave to remain.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 3 exam (CEFR A2)

  • Seven-minute speaking and listening test (no writing/reading)
  • Provisional results next day 
  • Certificate usually within 7 days

Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship (B1)

For Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle in the UK), or for British Citizenship, you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam (CEFR B1)

  • 10-minute speaking and listening test
  • Provisional results next day
  • Certificate usually within 7 days

Express English College can also help you prepare for Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) examinations, which are used for a range of tests for university entrance and for other professional reasons. 

ISE 1 (B1) (student visa below degree level/skilled worker/health and care worker visa)

ISE 11 (B2) (student visa above degree level/minister of religion visa, Innovator/start-up visa

ISE 111 (C1) (student visa above degree level for some universities).

Life in the UK Test

You also need to take a ‘Life in the UK’ Test as part of your application. This is NOT a Trinity test. Visit the government Home Office website for more information about the ’Life in the UK’ test. Express English College offers one-to-one tuition in Life in the UK Test reading and practice.

Life in the UK Test: Reading, Preparation and Practice

Course Duration: 30 Hours (Rolling Programme)

You will read, discuss, and gain confidence in understanding the Life in the UK Handbook, a detailed guide to UK life, both in the past (starting with the first invasions into what we now call the UK), and the present (including political, social, economic, and cultural matters affecting UK residents today).

In each lesson, the highly experienced teacher will help you read and understand an average of 3-5 pages of the book (1-2 sections). They will help you to discuss and summarize the content, so as to remember important information for the test. There will also be time for a practice test, or to answer a relevant selection of questions, based on the day’s learning. 

As the course is a rolling programme, you may start at any time. If this means you missed an earlier section of the book, do not worry: after completing the book, the class will ‘jump back’ to the beginning again, so you will be able to catch up!

Details for all courses:

Class times: 9.00 - 12.00 (Break time 10:45 - 11:00)

Lesson length: 45 minutes

Minimum age: 17 years old

Class size: Maximum of 12 students

Levels: Beginners to advanced

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Trinity Exam
Young Learner English UK
Trinity Preparation
Green Standard School
Trinity Exam Centre
English UK
British Council

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