Oxford House is one of the only registered centres in Barcelona where you can take Trinity’s GESE English exams. All our teachers are qualified to prepare you for the exam which is taken at our language school in the heart of Barcelona. We are very proud to have one of the highest pass rates in Barcelona.
If you are not a student at Oxford House and want to sit for the Trinity GESE exam at our centre, you will need to take a specific preparation course that will give you the tools you need to pass the exam successfully.
Duration: 4 hours (minimum).
Timetable: You choose the best time to take this course. (Subject to availability).
Dates: You choose the dates, the course should take place before the exam.
Nowadays, to succeed in your studies and in the workplace, it is essential to certify and show your language ability. More and more people invest in Trinity certificates to prove their English level. Many companies, for example, require their employees to hold these certificates and value them highly. Preparing for a test has the added benefit of helping to motivate you, giving your English course a final goal.
The examination consists of a 5-25 minute interview (depending on the level) with a qualified external examiner. The student must demonstrate their ability to function orally in English on topics that they have previously prepared. It tests all levels of oral proficiency, from absolute beginner to advanced.
There are 12 different levels divided into 4 stages which consist of different tasks. As you move up the grades, candidates undertake tasks that require a more advanced use of language. The tests are designed in accordance with the Common European Framework (CEFR).
Trinity certificates receive widespread recognition among education authorities, universities and businesses both nationally and internationally.
According to the parameters of the Bologna Agreement, in order to receive a degree, university students in Catalonia must demonstrate a B2 level of the Common European Framework.
Catalan universities accept the following Trinity certificates as proof of the CEFR B2 level:
GESE Grade 7 or higher
ISE II or higher
In addition, the testing association ALTE, , an entity that oversees the academic rigor of language tests worldwide, has awarded Trinity College London the highest possible level granted, the Q Mark, to the ISE and GESE exams.
This is a British educational institution that has always stood for innovation and quality. Its English exams are matched to the Common European Framework and are therefore measurable on an international scale. Additionally, all their exams are fully accredited by the educational authorities in the United Kingdom (OfQual), ensuring the quality of its services.
Trinity is a leader in Spain in bilingual projects, working directly with Autonomous Communities who externally evaluate their students. It is also one of the leaders in linguistic certification of bilingual teachers.