Welcome to Trinity exams in China.

Please contact the China Trinity office or a Trinity Registered Examination Centre near you if you require any further information.

ESOL exams - Trinity Stars, GESE, GESE (China), ISE

  • Trinity Stars – Young Performers in English Award
    This award is designed to encourage the teaching and learning of English language through drama, music and performance. It is a group award, designed for children aged anywhere between 3 and 12 years old who are starting to learn English.
  • GESE – Graded Examinations in Spoken English qualifications
    GESE exams are available at 12 progressive levels from beginner to advanced and focus on the skills of speaking and listening. They are one-to-one oral assessments with a Trinity examiner.
  • GESE (China) – Graded Examinations in Spoken English qualifications (with local examiners)
    GESE (China) exams are available at 6 progressive levels and focus on the skills of speaking and listening. They are one-to-one oral assessments with a Trinity examiner. 
  • ISE – Integrated Skills in English qualifications
    ISE is a contemporary four skills exam available at five levels from A2 to C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It consists of two independent exam modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening, which can be taken together, or at different times when students are ready.

Drama exams

Candidates from Mainland China who wish to take Drama exams, please contact

TESOL exams

Find out about our English language certificate and diploma teaching qualifications:

  • CertTESOL
  • DipTESOL
  • CertPT

For more information click here

Recognition of Trinity’s exams in Mainland China

Trinity ESOL examinations are used, recognised or recommended by the following organisations in China:

  • The Beijing Education Examinations Authority (BEEA)
  • The Hubei Examinations Authority (HBEA)
  • Liaoning Provincial Education Bureau
  • The National Foreign Language Teaching & Research Association (NFLTRA)
  • The Chinese Athletes Educational Foundation (CAEF)
  • English First (EF)
  • Shane English (Shane)


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Candidate enrolment

Please contact a centre near you for exam enrolment details.

Reports are given to all candidates and successful candidates receive their certificates from London within 6-8 weeks of the examination.

For exam dates for Drama and any other general queries, please contact Amy Wang at for further assistance.

Trinity English language publications

A full list of available materials can be seen at To find out more, please click on the links there to visit publisher websites, or contact the following local distributor:

Details of English language requirements and assessment criteria for Trinity's qualifications are specified in teacher guidance documents for GESE and ISE exams, available on the Trinity website.

Please note:

  • Exam preparation books are not available from Trinity. If you would like to place an order, please contact a supplier directly.
  • While Trinity seeks reasonably to ensure that approved publications are accurate and suitable for Trinity exams, Trinity cannot accept any liability for their content.


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