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ESOL English B1 exam dates for Spring 2015

Current B1 test/Entry 3 exam and ESOL exam dates available:

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B1 Test Centre

B1 Test Centre

Our ESOL/English Language B1 test centre in the North of England welcomes people from all over the world who wish to become British citizens. We offer Home Office approved B1 tests more than once a week throughout the year. We are an official Trinity College exam centre which means your test certificate will be recognized as authentic by the British Home Office due to our genuine and secure testing. For UK citizenship you must pass the “Life in the UK Test” and the “English Speaking and Listening B1 Test” .

We have an English Laguage, B1 test centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. This is convenient for people from South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire including Leeds and Bradford, East Yorkshire including Hull, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

We teach people English as a matter of course at our centre so we are very experienced in looking after people from overseas. We can provide you with help and preparation on the day of your exam. You can relax and know you will have the best chance of passing your exam in our B1 test centre.

The test itself consists of a ten minute one-to-one interview with an official Trinity College Examiner. For the speaking part of the B1 test, you should prepare your own topic and be prepared to discuss it with the examiner for five minutes in English.

In addition to the candidate’s chosen discussion, the examiner also has another five minutes to talk about two chosen topics with you. The examiner can choose topics including events, festivals, means of transportation, entertainment, music or personal experiences.

At our B1 test centre the examiner will want to make sure you can respond appropriately to questions, can clarify your statements and perform the required language functions. This means you must be able to talk in future tenses, provide opinions, discusses UK events and also state the reasons for your preferences. You must also show that you can use correct grammar and express yourself well through use of vocabulary.

You will find the examiner friendly and helpful however you still need to prepare for your test. We can give you assistance in this before your exam so please ask for details. In addition you can have your own practice with friends or family. there are also some useful publications and guides to assist you.

You will find more information about the B1 test here.Also watch this video of a B1 test.

You will find details of our B1 test centre here to book your test and  preparation if you require it.

 

 

B1 Test for UK Citizenship

The B1 Test for UK Citizenship

Becoming a British citizen is the dream of thousands of immigrants every year. To become a UK citizen, individuals must fulfill the naturalization or testing requirements. An individual may apply for citizenship through naturalization if he or she is over 18, has sound mind, has good character, intends on continuing to live in the UK and displays knowledge of English and has passed the Life in the UK test requirements.

B1 Testing Requirements

In June 2012, the UK implemented new standards that citizenship applicants must achieve. Those pursuing citizenship through Indefinite Leave to Remain or the Naturalization as a British Citizen route must pass the “Life in the UK Test” and “English Speaking and Listening Test” at the B1 level or above. The B1 level is an intermediate level.

Preparing a Topic for the B1 English test

For the speaking component of the test, a candidate must prepare his or her own topic to discuss for five minutes. The topics that a candidate may choose include hobbies, career, holidays and home country. The examiner will discuss the prepared topic with the candidate in English. He or she seeks to make sure that the candidate responds appropriately to questions, clarifies his or her statements and performs the required language functions. The examiner will make sure that the individual is able to talk in future tenses, provides opinions, discusses UK events and also states the reasons for his or her preferences. The candidate must also show that he or she can use proper grammar and expressive vocabulary.

In addition to the candidate’s chosen discussion, the examiner also has five minutes to discuss two chosen topics with the candidate. The examiner may choose two topics from subjects including events, festivals, means of transportation, entertainment, music or personal experiences.

There is no written component of the Home Office approved B1 exam required for UK citizenship at our  SELT B1 test centre in Sheffield for the north of England including South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

B1 Test Results

Once the B1 test for UK citizenship has been completed, the results will be given to the individual on the same day. Certificates are sent by Trinity College to arrive within 7 days and you should therefore receive your certificate within two weeks. At the test site, one will need to show a current passport on the day of your exam.

B1 Test Preparation

We can help you prepare for the Home Office approved B1 test. Working with us can help you develop confidence in your speaking and listening abilities.

You can book your Home Office approved B1 test or exam preparation here

Official B1 Test Centre

Official B1 Test Centre

We are an officialB1 test centre near you to take your Trinity College GESE grade 5 exam for UK Citizenship. Contact us if you are in East Yorkshire/Humberside, Leeds / Bradford and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, York and North Yorkshire for your B1 test at the centre in the midlands/north of England.

We can provide you with material to help you pass your B1 test and practice prior to the B1 test on the day of your exam.

This B1 test is an official Trinity College GESE grade 5 exam. It is approved by the Home Office/UK Border Agency for Settlement or ILR or Naturalisation applications in the UK. This is now mandatory for most applications for British Citizenship and those seeking permanent residence in the UK and Naturalisation.This exam has to be passed in addition to the Life in the UK test.

The GESE grade 5 exam from Trinity College is a B1 level Speaking and Listening test for Speakers of Other Languages. The B1 test consists of a 10 minute one-to-one interview with an official Trinity College examiner at a B1 test centre. You get the result of your exam on the same day as the test.

Taking your exam at our official B1 test centre ensures you fulfill the statutory Home Office requirement for Citizenship, Settlement or Naturalisation. If you need any help or clarification please email or phone us. You will find our contact  details here.

We offer the B1 test many times each month from our test centre near you in the midlands/north of England, convenient for Hull, East Yorkshire/Humberside, Leeds / Bradford and West Yorkshire, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and South Yorkshire, York and North Yorkshire. ask for exam details here today

Official ESOL B1 Test Sheffield

English B1 test Centre Sheffield

You can book your B1 test in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The speaking and listening English exam, for British Citizenship, Naturalisation, Indefinite Leave to Remain or Spouse/Partner Visa can be taken at the Trinity College official exam centre in Sheffield. There are B1 tests in Sheffield held regularly at Learn for Life Enterprise. This is a well established Sheffield ESOL learning centre which,as it has for many years, specialises in ESOL at all levels including pre-entry, level one, level two and level three.

This popular official Yorkshire test centre for Trinity College provides helpful ESOL preparation courses for the A1 test and B1 test in Sheffield. You can also get on-the-day B1 test preparation from experienced tutors. The on-the-day preparation includes practice exam, revision help, exam tips, and topic form help

In addition, the B1 test centre offers preparation classes for the Life in the UK test.  The Life in the UK Preparation Course is for 6 x 2 hours over 3 weeks and you can attend as many as you need, even repeating some if necessary.

You will find the staff at Learn for Life Enterprise very helpful and friendly. They will do their best to look after you and make you feel welcome and at ease for your English exam.

ESOL B1 test Sheffield

The UKBA approved ESOL B1 test is from Trinity College. This is the GESE grade 5 exam in Speaking and Listening at Level 3.  The  B1 test for Speaking & Listening exam  consists of a ten minute one-to-one interview with an official examiner from Trinity College London who undertakes the exam in their official Sheffield B1 test centre.

The B1 test aims to replicate real-life conversation in which the candidate and the examiner exchange and pass on information, share ideas and opinions and debate topical issues.

B1 test Sheffield

This UKBA Home Office approved English Language Test – Speaking & Listening test at B1 entry 3 level is required  for applicants for UK Citizenship. If you are applying for UK Citizenship/British Naturalisation you will also need to pass the Life in the UK test.

Preparation for ESOL B1 test Sheffield

If you wish to prepare for your ESOL B1 test in Sheffield, the optional B1 test Preparation Course is for 4 x 2 hours over 2 weeks. It includes workshops, practice B1 exam and B1 revision material.

A1 Test Preparation

The A1 test is suitable for Spouse and Partner Visas on FLR (M) and suitable for Parents of Dependents FLR (O). This A1 English test is a UKBA Home Office approved Secure English Language Test – SELT – Speaking & Listening test.

If you would like to prepare in Sheffield for your ESOL A1 test, then our A1 test Preparation Course should be suitable for you. It is 4 x 2 hours over 2 weeks which includes useful workshops, practice A1 exam and A1 revision material.
Please note that for Visa purposes you will need to take your A1 exam at a registered SELT centre of your choice.

Booking your ESOL speaking and listening B1 test in Sheffield

You can book your  B1 test in Sheffield, South Yorkshire or speaking and listening exam/test preparation course for B1, A1 ESOL or Life in the UK  by clicking here: SHEFFIELD English Exam A1 and B1 preparation courses and B1 Test Centre Sheffield

B1 Exam Centre

B1 Exam Centre

We aim to offer our B1 Exam Centre conveniently near to you. Check our list of towns and cities which are covered by our test centre. If you wish you can fill in the contact form and tell us where you are located in advance of  your B1 Exam. We will then get back to you with the details and travel information for our B1 test centre. Also tell us the approximate date you wish to take your B1 exam and we can check out the best dates for you.

We can provide you with a practice run-through before you take the B1 test on the day of your exam. We also provide helpful material and information when we confirm your  booking for one of our B1 exam centres.

The B1 exam is ESOL entry level 3 it is an official Trinity College Exam GESE grade 5 which is approved by the UKBA for Settlement  or ILR or Naturalisation applications in the UK. This type of exam is now mandatory, apart from certain exemptions, for applications for British Citizenship, seeking permanent residence in the UK, or Naturalisation. This is in addition to the Life in the UK test.

The GESE grade 5 exam from Trinity College is a Speaking & Listening test at B1 level for ESOL (Speakers of Other Languages) . It consists of a 10 minute one-to-one interview with a Trinity College examiner at our B1 exam centre. You will get your result on the same day as you take your B1 exam and then your certificate is subsequently mailed out to you.

We offer B1 exams regularly at a our test centre which covers a number of  towns and cities – ask for details here today

B1 Speaking and Listening Exam

B1 Speaking and Listening Exam Requirement

From 28th October 2013, except for certain exemptions if you are from a particular country,  all applicants for settlement or naturalisation as a British citizen will have to meet the knowledge of language and life requirement by passing the Life in the UK test and having a Speaking and Listening qualification in English at B1 level CEFR or higher, or its equivalent.

You can see the new requirement from the UK Border Agency and Home Office in the the 8th April 2013 Knowledge of language and life in the UK for settlement and naturalisation statement of intent

Trinity College London’s Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 5 in Speaking and Listening skills is suitable for Settlement (or ILR) and Naturalisation applications made on or after 28th October 2013.

Trinity’s GESE grade 5 is set at B1 level on the CEFR and at ESOL Entry level 3 on the NQF and has also been regulated by  Ofqual – .Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

This follows the June 2012 announcement from the government (see below) with changes to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR or Settlement) and Naturalisation as a British Citizen routes, that anticipated the new requirements that came into force from October 2013.

This means that now all applications made after the 28th of October 2013 for ILR/Settlement must now pass the Life in the UK Test and have an English language speaking and listening qualification at B1 level or above of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) unless they are exempt by country of birth.

The official government announcement came in June 2012. It stated From October 2013, all applicants for settlement will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of language and life in the UK by passing the Life in the UK test and by presenting a speaking and listening qualification at intermediate level (Common European Framework of Reference level B1) or above.

This language requirement, together with a knowledge of the values that underlie British society, will help ensure that those who settle here are able to participate in British life and are better able to gain employment.

The speaking and listening qualification must be secure, robust and generally available in the UK. We will consider these criteria over the coming months and will publish details of acceptable speaking and listening qualifications early next year.

Trinity College’s Examination in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 5 in Speaking and Listening skills is a UK Border Agency and Home Office accepted test. you can take this B1 Speaking and Listening Exam which consists of a ten minute interview with an official Trinity Examiner at our B1 test centre.