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


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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. 

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

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)

You need to take: GESE Grade 2

British Citizenship

CEFR Level Required: B1

Exam: 10 minute speaking & listening 

  • To become a new British citizen through Naturalisation

You need to take: GESE Grade 5

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.

You need to take: GESE Grade 3
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. 

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Indefinite Leave to Remain

CEFR Level Required: B1 

Exam: 10 minute speaking & listening 

  • Settlement

  • Permanent Residency

You need to take: GESE Grade 5

What's included?

  • One-to-one lessons with qualified English teachers

  • Study at the comfort of your office or own home

  • We will evaluate your level 

  • Plan and prepare your topic sheet for the test

  • Learn and practice all parts of the test

  • Learn exam tactics and tips

  • Take mock tests

  • Extra materials

  • Flexibility 

  • Help booking the exam

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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 such as:

  • 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
Online Learning
Teacher and students during a lesson