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SELT A1/A2/B1 for Indefinite Leave to Remain/British Citizenship

Intensive One to One Training - Learn All Exam Tactics!

98% pass rate!

Think English is an official preparation centre for Trinity College London. We can prepare you for any Trinity Secure English Language Test (SELT) including Further Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship. Our private one-to-one classes make sure you get the right tuition for you. 

Choose to study online or classroom-based in our Manchester campus.


Practising all exam tactics and strategies has helped us maintain 98% passing rate; more than 90% of our students have obtained either a “Pass with Merit” or “Distinction”

Not sure which one is right for you? Have a look below at the various options or contact us directly for free advise and guidance.


Why prepare for your Trinity exam with us?

  • We are an official Trinity College SELT Course Provider

  • 98% pass rate

  • Help booking the exam

  • One-to-one lessons with expert tutors

  • Study online or at our Manchester campus

  • Prepare your Topic Sheet for the test

  • We evaluate your level

  • Learn and practice all parts of the test

  • Learn exam tactics and tips

  • Mock tests with senior tutor

  • Home practice sheets if needed

  • We keep grammar to a minimum 

  • We are located close to the test centre in Manchester


We focus on training YOU to pass the test. 

Contact us for advice or to book a course

Which exam do you need?

Student VISA

Further Leave to Remain  

CEFR Level Required: A1 

Exam: 6 minute speaking & listening 

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)

  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependent)


British Citizenship

CEFR Level Required: B1

Exam: 10 minute speaking & listening 

  • To become a new British citizen through Naturalisation


Further Leave to Remain

Visa Extension  

CEFR Level Required: A2 

Exam: 7 minute speaking & listening 

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)

  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependent)

An A2 English language SELT is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

Student VISA

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

CEFR Level Required: B1/B2/C1 

Skills Required: Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Below Degree Level: B1 

Although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor

For B1, take ISE I and for B2  take ISE II

Above Degree Level: B2

Although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor 

For B2, take ISE II and for C1 take ISE III

Indefinite Leave certificate

Indefinite Leave to Remain


CEFR Level Required: B1 

Exam: 10 minute speaking & listening 

  • Settlement

  • Permanent Residency

Approved UK VISA

Other Visas 

CEFR Level Required: Varies

Skills Required: Varies 

  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa

  • Tier 2 (General) visa

  • Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa

  • Innovator visa

  • Start-up visa

  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa

If you need to prepare for a test in order to apply for any other UK visa, please contact us directly for a bespoke study plan. 

About the Exam 


GESE Grade 2 and 3 requires you to have a conversation with the examiner of up to 6 or 7 minutes. You will be expected to use specific communication skills and meet specific language requirements.

For GESE Grade 5 you will;

Topic: You will choose a topic in advance and you will talk about this during the test. You will need to prepare a Topic Sheet in advance and take it with you to the test. You should also choose 5 mini topics around your main topic. 

Conversation: You'll have a short conversation with the examiner about two things. The examiner chooses the 2 topics from a list of 6 subjects.


The list is:

  • Festivals

  • Means of transport

  • Special occasions, e.g. birthdays

  • Entertainment, e.g. cinema, television, clubs

  • Music

  • Recent personal experiences 

Example GESE Exam Grade 2 (A1)

Example GESE Exam Grade 5 


Teacher and student in class
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Teacher and students during a lesson