Trinity's graded examinations in Spoken English are a progressive series of twelve graded levels, taking students from their first steps in English to near first-language fluency. Registration is open to anyone aged, 7 and above whose mother tongue is not English.
The GESE exams are one-to-one, face-to-face conversations with a trained UK based examiner who is a native speaker of English. The examiner and you, pass on information, share ideas and opinions, and debate topical issues.
The exams are conducted at 12 levels, grouped into 4 developmental levels:
Grades 1-3 (initial stage)
Grades 4-6 (elementary stage)
Grades 7-9 (intermediate stage)
Grades 10-12 (advanced stage)
The exams do not come at the end of any course. They are a test of language skills that you already possess. The required language skills for each grade are clearly listed in the syllabus that will be given to you at registration and it will help you in deciding what grade you should sit.
It is your ability to communicate through conversation that is tested in GESE. And since the exam is available in 12 grades, you can choose the grade that best suits your level of language skills. The grades provide a continuous measure of linguistic competence from absolute beginner to full mastery.
THE INITIAL LEVEL
Grades-1, 2, 3
Test Pattern – Conversation.
THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Grades – 4, 5, 6
Test Pattern – Conversation +Topic Discussion
THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Grades – 7, 8, 9
Test Pattern- Conversation + Topic Discussion + Interactive task
THE ADVANCED LEVEL
Grades-10, 11, 12
Test Pattern- Conversation +Topic Discussion + Interactive task + Listening task