SIELE is “The International Evaluation Service of the Spanish Language”, an online evaluation and certification service to test Spanish language ability. It is suitable for students and professionals alike, whose mother tongue is not Spanish and who need to demonstrate their linguistic ability to academic institutions, businesses and public administration.
It is a certification promoted by the Cervantes Institute, the University Nacional Autónoma of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires. Working together, these institutions ensure the highest standards of quality and good practice in test design as well as using the great linguistic variety of the Spanish speaking world.
SIELE certifies the candidate’s Spanish language ability through a modular exam made up of five sections:
Recognises your Spanish language level worldwide. It consists of 4 tests which correspond to the 4 communicative language skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking). The total length of the exam is 3 hours and the highest mark is 1000 points. Having completed the exam, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate which is valid for 2 years. It includes a mark related to the language ability levels of the Common European Framework Reference and, in addition, a numerical score from 0 to 1000, which is the sum of all the scores obtained in each test.
Recognises your reading and listening comprehension skills in Spanish worldwide. (reading comprehension + listening comprehension)
Recognises your level of reading comprehension and written expression in Spanish worldwide. (reading comprehension + written expression)
Recognises your level of listening comprehension and oral expression in Spanish worldwide. (listening comprehension + oral expression)
Recognises your level of oral expression in Spanish worldwide. (oral expression and interaction)
The SIELE exam is modular. It can be taken in one block, in the form of SIELE Global which includes the four skills previously described (reading, writing, listening and speaking) for which you receive a certificate recognised worldwide, and valid for two years.
You can, however, also take just one module of the exam which relates to the skills that you need to demonstrate, for example: oral expression and interaction (S4). Having taken one or several of the independent modules of SIELE, you will receive a certificate that is valid for two years. This includes the marks obtained in the test/tests taken alongside their corresponding Common European Framework Reference levels.
TANDEM Madrid tiene convocatorias del examen SIELE Global cada viernes lectivo del año. El horario de las convocatorias para realizar el examen SIELE Global es de 15.00 h a 18.00 h y de 18.30 a 21.30h.
C/Marqués de Cubas 8
28014 – Madrid
Tel. +34 91 5322715
This test is composed of 5 tasks with a total of 38 questions. The candidate must read various texts of different levels of complexity and answer questions about them. There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the test. The test is corrected automatically and immediately, with a maximum of 250 points.
There are 6 tasks in this test with a total of 38 questions.The candidate must listen to a variety of different recordings (conversations, conferences etc.) with different levels of complexity and then answer questions about the recordings. The maximum time to complete the test is 55 minutes. Correction is automatic and immediate with a possible maximum of 250 points.
This test consists of 2 tasks where the candidate must write two texts according to the instructions and texts provided. The test lasts for a maximum of 50 minutes and is worth a total of 250 points. The content of the test is copied and later evaluated by expert examiners at SIELE.
There are a total of 5 tasks in this test. You will listen to a variety of questions which are recorded. You must also give two spoken presentations. The maximum time to complete the test is 15 minutes, with a total value of 250 points. The contents of this test are recorded and subsequently evaluated by expert examiners at SIELE.
More information: https://siele.org/en/web/guest/siele-global
|SIELE Global||155 €|
|SIELE S1||55 €|
|SIELE S2||75 €|
|SIELE S3||100 €|
|SIELE S4||75 €|