SIELE: official examination


SIELE: official examination


SIELE: International Spanish Language Assessment Service


The Gran Canaria School of Languages is an authorised center for the SIELE examinations in Las Palmas.


WHAT IS SIELE?


SIELE certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language with four tests: Reading and listening comprehension, Written expression and interaction and Spoken expression and interaction; the exam also takes as a reference the levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The certificate is valid for two years.


Is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. These institutions guarantee the standards for quality and good practices in the creation of the tests and the use of diverse linguistic varieties in the Hispanic world.


SIELE on-line test



Advantages

  • YOU DONT'T FAIL THE TEST: SIELE certifies whatever degree of proficiency of the Spanish language you have.

  • DIGITAL: paperwork is performed electronically (registration, reservation, communication) with a SIELE examination center through a booking system.

  • QUICK AND FAST: within three weeks you will receive an email confirming that your certificate or the results report in your personal area is available.

  • ADAPTABLE: different exam modalities are available to attend to different needs.

  • UNIFORM: it is panhispanic and includes different linguistic varieties of Spanish.

  • FLEXIBLE: Exams are held at our school any day throughout the year. You choose the type of exam.


Process

  • HOW TO SIGN UP:

    1. You must sign up on the SIELE page. Click here to sign up.

    2. Chose the type of exam. There are two ways of registering to take the SIELE exam:
      OVERALL EXAM:
       READING COMPREHENSION
       LISTENING COMPREHENSION
       WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND INTERACTION
       SPOKEN EXPRESSION AND INTERACTION
      EXAM in skill-focused BLOCKS:
       READING COMPREHENSION +LISTENING COMPREHENSION
       READING COMPREHENSION +WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND INTERACTION
       LISTENING COMPREHENSION +SPOKEN EXPRESSION AND INTERACTION
       SPOKEN EXPRESSION AND INTERACTION

    3. Select the date when you would like to take the test.

  • HOW TO TAKE THE EXAM: The chosen modality is taken at a SIELE examination center that fulfills the established requirements. You must bear in mind the following general aspects:
    Credentials:
    To ensure that the process goes smoothly, it is very important for you to show up at the center 15 minutes before the exam. Make sure to bring the same official identity document that you used for the registration process at siele.org.
    Examination posts:
    After you have verified your identity at the reception desk, someone will show you to the examination post, where you will have a specific computer and browser. The welcome screen will prompt you to input your login information (e-mail address and password used when registering at siele.org).
    Time available:
    By doing the SIELE Global exam, you will have a total of 15 minutes break between the CA and EIE tests. When you return from your break you need to sit on the same seat you where assigned from the beginning.

  • INFORMATION ON RESULTS: In no more than three weeks, you will receive an email notification telling you that your results are ready. You will then be able to access www.siele.org to find out your results and download a certificate or report, depending on the mode chosen.
    Upon completing the SIELE Global exam, you shall receive a globally recognized certificate, with a validity period of two years, which includes per-test scores and a CEFR level equivalence and a numerical score of 0 to 1000 representing the sum of each test.
    Upon completing a SIELE INDEPENDENT TEST, you receive a report with a validity period of two years, which includes your test score(s) and their corresponding CEFR level equivalence.



SIELE exams


Description of the SIELE examination - Parts and scores

Direct link to the SIELE exam demo.


SIELE exams

SIELE offers you up to 5 types of exams adapted to your certification needs:

4 independent modalities

1 SIELE Global

Choose yours!

Independent modality 1

Reading comprehension + listening comprehension.


Reading comprehension

Maximum time: 60 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on written texts and comprehension.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Listening comprehension

Maximum time: 55 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on audio/spoken texts.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube

Independent modality 2

Reading comprehension + written expression and interaction.


Reading comprehension

Maximum time: 60 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on written texts and comprehension.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Written expression and interaction

Maximum time: 50 minutes.

2 tasks.

Questions based on written content.

Manual correction by SIELE's linguistic experts.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube

Independent modality 3

Listening comprehension + spoken expression and interaction.


Listening comprehension

Maximum time: 55 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on audio/spoken texts.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Spoken expression and interaction

Maximum time: 15 minutes

5 tasks.

Questions formulated through text and speech, and answered orally by a recording system.

Manual correction by SIELE's linguistic experts.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube

Independent modality 4

Spoken expression and interaction

Maximum time: 15 minutes

5 tasks.

Questions formulated through text and speech, and answered orally by a recording system.

Manual correction by SIELE's linguistic experts.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube

Global Siele: all tests

The most comprehensive online exam for certifying your Spanish proficiency.

It is a single multilevel exam that allows you to obtain the SIELE certificate, a document that includes a score from 0 to 1000, the result of the sum of your scores from each of the four tests, and associated with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


Maximum time: 185 minutes


Test 1: Reading comprehension

Maximum time: 60 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on written texts and comprehension.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Test 2: Listening comprehension

Maximum time: 55 minutes.

5 tasks with a total of 38 questions.

Questions based on audio/spoken texts.

Immediately and automatically scored.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Test 3: Written expression and interaction

Maximum time: 50 minutes.

2 tasks.

Questions based on written content.

Manual correction by SIELE's linguistic experts.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube


Test 4: Spoken expression and interaction

Maximum time: 15 minutes

5 tasks.

Questions formulated through text and speech, and answered orally by a recording system.

Manual correction by SIELE's linguistic experts.

Maximum score: 250 pts.

Watch demo video in Youtube



Dates and prices


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