Spoken English for Work (SEW)
Preparing learners for the real world of work
The Spoken English for Work (SEW) exam is a unique assessment of spoken English communication in a work context. Through a series of interactive tasks, SEW tests assess a full range of practical speaking and listening skills that are required in the world of work on a day-to-day basis.
SEW prepares candidates for real-life working situations by providing valuable practice and assessment in telephone conversations, formal and informal presentations - along with the opportunity to discuss real work issues in an English-speaking context.
SEW provides a measure of linguistic competence from intermediate to advanced levels - from B1 to C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (2001).
SEW is offered at four levels:
- SEW B1
- SEW B2
- SEW B2+
- SEW C1
At each proficiency level the exam contains 3 types of tasks:
- telephone tasks
- a topic presentation
- a discussion
To find out what the exams are like watch example videos of SEW exams at levels B1, B2, B2+ and C1.
Exam fees and dates
For information about exam fees and local availability, please contact your local Trinity office.
Results and certificates
Certificates are usually despatched within 4-6 weeks of the exam after results have been approved.
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