SELT: GESE Grade 5 (B1) English Exam Preparation

Giving you the skills to pass the Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 5 Secure English Language Test (SELT).


Why take this course?

This course is currently Register an Interest only - please express your interest in the availablity section of this webpage. 

The exam preparation course will equip candidates with the necessary skills to sit and pass the GESE grade 5 SELT test. The exam involves a ten minute conversation on a topic of the learner’s choice. In order to pass the assessment learners will be familiarised with the speaking and listening elements of the examination.

The course will cover both speaking strategies and listening practice and will also look at specific vocabulary for the various topics offered in the exam.  
Topics include:

  1. asking for clarification
  2. strategies to give you time to think
  3. paraphrasing
  4. vocabulary building
  5. making grammatical sentences

If interested, please Register an Interest (below within Availability section). Alternatively, for more information, please contact the part-time learning team on (01224) 612144 or email

What you will experience

In order to apply for the Indefinite Leave to Remain or British Citizenship, a learner must pass an English test at a minimum of level B1 on the Common European Framework for languages. The SELT Exam offered here allows learners to achieve level B1 and is recognised by the Home Office for Citizenship and Settlement Visas. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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