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The SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española) is an official and internationally recognized Spanish language proficiency exam. It is also the first official exam to certify the language abilities of native Spanish speakers. Students can choose to take a global version which certifies all competencies at once or to take individual exams for each of the four main skills. Skills evaluated include reading, listening, written expression and interaction, and oral expression and interaction. With over 400 million Spanish speakers world-wide and 31 countries where Spanish is the official language, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. It is easy to see why Spanish is such an important skill to have, an asset to any successful resume. Holding a SIELE certificate gives students and professionals a significant advantage.
This exam was created by the Instituto Cervantes with the collaboration of the University of Salamanca (USAL) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to produce an exam that tests “universal Spanish”, taking into account that Spanish is a living language with a vast variety of dialects spoken world-wide with differing expressions, phrases and vocabulary.
Like the well-known TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) candidates are scored from 0 to 1,000 points. Unlike the DELE Exam (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), it will not be a pass or fail exam, rather candidates will receive a level of Spanish proficiency depending on their overall score.
Our SIELE Exam Preparation Program will prepare you to take the SIELE with confidence. Classes focus on reinforcing your Spanish skills at your particular language level, and on how to best approach the SIELE exam specifically.
SIELE Exam Preparation courses are available at any don Quijote school. Students at any level can take our preparation courses and will prepare to take the SIELE at their current Spanish proficiency level. Class sizes vary but always include at least three and a maximum of 10 students. Students must be at least 18 years of age in order to take this course.