The SIELE exam

SIELE is the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals. The candidaates takes an online official exams, and after that he/she receives the certificate. Instituto Mediterráneo Sol is an official examination centre.

 

 

Centro de examen autorizado

SIELE Authorized Exam Center

 

 

Do you need to prove your level of Spanish urgently?

The SIELE exam may be the most suitable option for you. A large number of Spanish universities ask their students to possess an official Spanish certificate. Candidates need the official certificate in order to access or obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees. Depending on the university, the required level is different, being the most requested levels B1 and B2.

 

 

If you need to prove your level of Spanish in a short time, this is the best option for you.

Within a month you will be able to register, take the exam and get the result.

 

 

 

 

Below we present the SIELE test score levels and their correlation with the CEFR levels, which you can also download by clicking here:

 

Score levels and correlation with CEFR

Score levels and correlation with CEFR

 

 

 

SIELE is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, which guarantees quality standards and good practices in the preparation of the tests.

 

 

 

Tests of the SIELE exam

The SIELE exam consists of four tests, which correspond to the four skills of the Spanish language:

  • Reading comprehension (CL)
  • Auditive comprehension (CA)
  • Written expression and interaction (EIE)
  • Oral expression and interaction (EIO)

The qualifications of each test are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe.

 

 

Which is better, DELE or SIELE?

Good question! Each exam is different. We help you with this comparative table between the two exams. Check the information and choose the best exam option for you according to your needs:

 

 

DELE

SIELE

DESCRIPTION

Diploma of proficiency in Spanish at a CEFR level (A1-C2)

DESCRIPTION

Certificate of knowledge of Spanish on a scale of points with equivalences to levels A1-C1 of the CEFR

OWNERSHIP

Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain. The Instituto Cervantes holds the academic, economic and administrative direction since 2002

OWNERSHIP

Instituto Cervantes, National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Salamanca, University of Buenos Aires

ORIGIN

Spain

ORIGIN

Spain, Mexico and Argentina

VALIDITY

Indefinite

VALIDITY

5 years

 RECOGNITION

International recognition in regulated education (for example, Brazil, France, Italy), institutions, companies, universities, etc. In Spain: Spanish nationality, MIR, FIR, etc.

RECOGNITION

International recognition in regulated education (for example, Brazil, France, Italy), institutions, companies, universities, etc. In Spain: Spanish nationality, MIR, FIR, etc.

MANAGEMENT

In official exam centers: written exam, through international calls

MANAGEMENT

In official exam centers, on computers, and through the appointment system.

N. OF EXAMS AND LEVELS

Six exams for adult audiences: A1-C2. Two school exams: A1-A2 / B1

N. OF EXAMS AND LEVELS

An exam for adult audiences with tasks from A1 to C1

TESTS OF THE EXAM

Reading comprehension, Auditive comprehension, Written expression and interaction, Oral expression and interaction

TESTS OF THE EXAM

Reading comprehension, Auditive comprehension, Written expression and interaction, Oral expression and interaction

GRADING

Pass/fail on the level at which the candidate is tested

GRADING

Result expressed on a thousand-point scale equivalent to the CEFR levels

TYPE OF CERTIFICATE

Electronic certification of qualifications with official validity. Plus, official diploma for eligible candidates

TYPE OF CERTIFICATE

Certificate (for SIELE Global) or Report (for independent modalities) of results, depending on the exam modality

PERIOD OF COMMUNICATION OF RESULTS

About three months

PERIOD OF COMMUNICATION OF RESULTS

Maximum three weeks

Choose the best option for you, and certify your level of Spanish with guarantees!