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Trinity ISE Exam

You can take the Trinity ISE exam at IH Aberdeen. 

What is the Trinity ISE Exam?

The Integrated Skills in English (ISE) exam is an international English language test offered by Trinity College London. Trinity ISE tests all four English language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The ISE exam is a widely recognised test worldwide.

The exam test your ability to interact in English through integrated reading & writing tasks and integrated speaking & listening tasks. Preparing for ISE helps you build real-life English and transferable skills which are required for academic study and employability.  

Trinity ISE is also recognised  as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK visa purposes. If you need the exam for UK visas, please visit UK Visa Tests for more information. 

What level do I need to take Trinity ISE?

Students of any level can take the ISE exam.

There is a different exam level available depending on your English level. There are five levels available from A2 to C2.

ISE Level CEFR Level
ISE Foundation A2

What is the exam format?

The exam consists of two modules:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Speaking & Listening     

The exam modules can be taken together, or at different times, when you are ready. However.  if you are taking the exam as a SELT test in the UK, you must take both modules on the same day).

You must pass both modules to get the ISE qualification.


ISE Foundation

Reading & Writing

2 Reading tasks 

1 Reading into Writing task


1 Writing task

Exam time: 2 hours

Speaking & Listening

2 Speaking tasks


2 Listening tasks

Exam time:

13 minutes

2 Speaking tasks


2 Listening tasks

Exam time:

14 minutes

3 Speaking tasks


1 Listening task

Exam time:

20 minutes

3 Speaking tasks


1 Listening task

Exam time:

25 minutes

Please note: the format is different for ISE IV (C2)

Trinity ISE Preparation Course

IH Aberdeen's General English course, 15 hours per week, will help you prepare for the Trinity ISE Exam. General English includes tasks designed to help you develop your speaking skills and there are regular speaking tests to monitor your progress.

For more information on the course, click here

IH Aberdeen can also arrange closed group courses for Trinity ISE on demand. Please enquire, if you would like to arrange this.

Exam dates

IH Aberdeen can run the Trinity GESE exam on demand. Please contact us, to register interest or to find out the next available date. 

More Info

For more information on Trinity GESE, please click here: www.trinitycollege.com/ISE

For more information & to book the exam please contact us by email: info@ihaberdeen.com You can also call us for more details on +44 (0)1224 634006

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