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jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011


Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)

  • Skills tested: Speaking and Listening

  • 12 levels (CEFR: pre-A1–C2)

  • Suitable for absolute beginners to advanced learners

  • Typical learners include school, college and mature learners
    What is GESE? The GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) exams test candidates' ability in listening and speaking. They are one-to-one oral examinations with a native English-speaking Trinity examiner who travels from the UK.
    Why is spoken English so important?Did you know that 80% of all international phone calls are made in English? The common language for more than one billion people is now English. Spoken English is essential on any CV. Universities and employers increasingly demand evidence of spoken English skills.
    In the 21st century, a good level of spoken English will be an important part of any career progression and personal development. This is why many universities and employers are increasingly demanding evidence of spoken English skills. Universities, multi-national companies and several thousand schools and colleges around the world have chosen Trinity GESE and ISE examinations. They know they can trust the assessments made by Trinity's professional UK-based examiners.
    Basic Information
    The Graded Examinations in Spoken English test candidates' ability in listening and speaking. They are one-to-one oral examinations with a native English-speaking Trinity examiner who travels from the UK.
    About GESEThere are 12 grades altogether which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The exams encourage students to develop and progress by acknowledging each step forward; at every stage of the student's development there is a chance to mark success.

    There are four stages with three grades at each stage:
    Initial (Grades 1-3)
    Elementary (Grades 4-6)
    Intermediate (Grades 7-9)
    Advanced (Grades 10-12)
    Grades 1-3Grades 4-6Grades 7-9Grades 10-12
    5–7 mins10 mins15 mins25 mins
    Topic presentation
    Topic discussion
    Topic presentation
    & discussion
    Interactive Task
    Topic discussionInteractive TaskListening task
    They GESE Syllabus is available for download and provides complete academic information. For teachers of young learners please see the GESE 1-3 Syllabus - this syllabus is the same in content as the existing GESE Syllabus however the format and support materials are intended to help teachers of young learners.

    With 12 grades available, there is a grade to suit every candidate. The number of tasks depends on the level at which students enter the examination. The language requirements for each of the 12 Grades is clearly shown in the GESE Syllabus. It's the examiner's job to put candidates at their ease and give them the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English.

    The assessment is a balance between fluency and accuracy. Examiners are interested in finding out what candidates really can do.

    Learners can choose to take the spoken examinations on their own or at key points in their learning program, they can combine them with the Integrated Skills in English (ISE) if they also need to demonstrate reading and writing ability.

    Grades 4, 6, 8, and 11 of the spoken exams correspond to the oral components of the ISE0, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III respectively.
  • 1 comentario:

    1. Hola Rosa!
      Me llamo Juani, soy profesora de Ingles y este año estoy preparando un grupo de mis alumnos para El GESE exam de Trinity Grade 10. Tengo el Syllabus pero me gustaria tener algun material extra para prepara la parte del listening. (interactive phase),puedes aconsejarme? Te estaria muy agradecida.
      Thank you!
      Mi correo es: teacherjuani@yahoo.es