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Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - revised

Please note

Trinity has revised and updated its Integrated Skills in English (ISE) qualification – this page is about the revised ISE exam. If you are currently preparing for ISE exams in the original format, (ie where the portfolio component is assessed), please visit our original format ISE pages.


Revised ISE bookings

  • Bookings from 1 July - visit Exam administration for details
  • Exam sessions from 1 September 2015 


ISE is also available now as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK visa purposes. For SELT information and resources, please visit our SELT pages.

 

Trinity has revised and updated its Integrated Skills in English (ISE) qualification. The exam is available at five levels from A2 to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR), so there is a level for every learner. 

ISE is a four skills qualification intended for young people and adults - typically at school, college or university. It is also suitable for teachers who require a respected English language qualification.

ISE assesses students’ ability to interact in English in an authentic and meaningful way through the use of integrated reading and writing tasks and integrated speaking and listening tasks. Preparing for ISE builds real-life English skills and transferable skills required for academic study and employability. 

 

Start preparing for revised ISE

Click on these links to find a page of information and resources for each level:


ISE Foundation (A2) | ISE I (B1) | ISE II (B2) | ISE III (C1) | ISE IV (C2)

 

Overview  

ISE is a contemporary four skills exam containing two modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.     

These modules can be taken together, or at different times, when students are ready.

Download an ISE factsheet for teachers. Watch our videos for an introduction and brief overview of the two ISE modules, Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

Reading & Writing

Speaking & Listening

 

Assessment summary

Reading & Writing
ISE Foundation (A2) ISE I (B1) ISE II (B2) ISE III (C1)
2 Reading tasks + 1 Reading into writing task + 1 Writing task
2 hours

 

 Speaking & Listening   
 ISE Foundation (A2)  ISE I (B1)  ISE II (B2)  ISE III (C1)
 Speaking = 
2 tasks
Listening = 
2 tasks
13 minutes
Speaking = 
2 tasks
Listening = 
2 tasks
14 minutes
Speaking = 
3 tasks
Listening = 
1 task
20 minutes
Speaking = 
3 tasks
Listening = 
1 task
25 minutes

 Note: ISE IV (C2) has a different format.

 

Results and certificates

After the exams students receive module certificates showing separate results for reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students also receive a detailed diagnostic report for each skill showing strengths and areas for improvement. When both modules have been passed at the same level, a Trinity Integrated Skills in English qualification is awarded and a certificate is issued.

 

 

Contact us

Contact your local Trinity representative for more information about the exams, fees, participating in free test trials and arranging or attending exam sessions in your area.

 

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