What is SIELE?
SIELE is the International Service for Spanish Language Assessment, which evaluates and certifies the level of mastery of Spanish via electronic mediums and for students and professionals on all five continents.
It is promoted by the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires, ensuring high quality standards and good practices in creating the tests, as well as the use of different Spanish dialects and varieties from the Hispanic world.
All paperwork for SIELE is handled electrically. Enrolment, test taking, information on results and obtaining the certificate or qualification report all can be done via the internet.
Candidates obtain their results and the certificate or report within three weeks.
What is the exam like?
SIELE certifies Spanish proficiency via four different tests:
- Reading comprehension
- Listening comprehension
- Written expression and interaction
- Oral expression and interaction
It uses the levels established by the European Council’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The exam takes 3 hours and the total score is out of 1000 points (each test has a maximum of 250 points).
How do I register?
Registration for the SIELE exam or any of its modalities is done electronically.
For more information, please go to the website www.siele.org.