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WHAT IS SIELE?

SIELE stands for Servicio International de Evaluación de la Lengua Española and is the most recognized Spanish proficiency certificate in the world, and is endorsed by the Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires.

It is used to certify Spanish levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and to improve the employability of students.

The exam certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language divided in four tests:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Comprehension
  • Written expression and interaction, and spoken expression and interaction

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS WITH INTERCULTURA? HOW AND WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?

SIELE preparation

Prepare for your SIELE exam at our Spanish school in Costa Rica

Take classes at our Spanish school in Heredia and/ or in Sámara, and choose the course level that is right for you. You can enroll in Spanish group classes only or combine them with personalized private lessons. You can also just take private classes only in order to focus on your problem areas. This option is ideal if your pre-exam preparation time is limited. See your course prices!

MORE ABOUT THE SIELE EXAM

SIELE is modular which means that you can either take the complete exam (all four tests, called SIELE GLOBAL) or take one section/ test at a time. The exam duration is three hours. At the end of all the tests you will receive an internationally recognized certification, valid for two years and which includes the base score corresponding to the CEFR.

INDEPENDENT MODALITIES

This modality offers four possible combinations of the above mentioned tests which make up the GLOBAL SIELE exam:

  • S1: Reading and listening comprehension
  • S2: Reading comprehension and written expression and interaction
  • S3: Listening comprehension and spoken expression and interaction
  • S4: Spoken expression and interaction

The duration varies depending on the test combination. At the end of the independent modality or test combination you will receive an internationally recognized report/ statement, valid for two years and which includes the base score corresponding to the CEFR.