We are proud to announce that Agora Language Center has been approved as exam center for the SIELE exam.
SIELEstands forServicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española. It is a new exam designed by Instituto Cervantes (IC), the University of Salamanca (USAL), the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), all of them renowned institutions.
This exam is for all those who want or need to have an official documentas a proof of their level of Spanish, whether it is to be used for Immigration, a job application, admission to a university or just for personal purposes.
The SIELE exams consider the variety of the Spanish language (Spain, Argentina, Mexico). The exam consistsof 4 tests: readingcomprehension, listening comprehension,written expression and interaction and, last, oral expression and interaction. The levels are those established by the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for languages), A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
The exam is digital (from the registration, the exam itself, the results and the certificate). It is flexible, as the candidates can choose to test their global competence in Spanish or some specific ones (oral or written) and also because they can choose the date and ocation of their exam. The results are given 3 weeks after the exam. It is not a pass or fail exam, all candidates receive an evaluation stating their level as A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1.
There are five exam options: the global exam or 4 independent modalities. The global exam includes RC, LC, WIE, OEI in this order, it lasts 3 hours.
For the independent modalities, the candidates may choose from 4 possible combinations:
- S1 Reading comprehension + Listening comprehension
- S2 Reading comprehension + Written expression and interaction
- S3 Listening comprehension + Oral expression and interaction
- S4 Oral expression and interaction test
Within three weeks, you can find out your results and download a certificate or report, depending on the mode chosen.
Upon completing the SIELE Global exam, you receive a globally recognized certificate, valid for two years, including per-test scores and a CEFR level equivalence and a numerical score representing the sum of each test.
Upon completing a SIELE INDEPENDENT TEST, you receive a report validi for two years, including your test score(s) and their corresponding CEFR level equivalence.
Detailed descriptions of each test can be found on www.siele.org as well as a demo exam.
We recommend to attend a preparation course to become familiar with the different parts of the exam and how to deal withthem. These courses are not mandatory but they are very useful in order to come better prepared the day of the exam.
We are getting ready andwe will publish course and exam dates very soon. We invite you to check www.siele.org for complete information on the exams and, if you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.