Organized by the Cervantes Institute, they are surely the most recognized official ELE certificates worldwide
Our school is an authorized center as SIELE Examining Center (SIELE Seal). We will shortly publish the next available dates and how to register.
SIELE is the International Service for the Evaluation of the Spanish Language that certifies the degree of mastery of Spanish through electronic media aimed at students and professionals from all over the World.
It is promoted by the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires, which guarantees quality standards and good practices in the preparation of the tests, and the use of different linguistic varieties of the Hispanic world.
SIELE certifies the degree of proficiency in the Spanish language through four tests: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and interaction and oral expression and interaction; and takes as a reference the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe.
The D.E.L.E. (Foreign Language Spanish Diploma) is the only certificate of Spanish as a foreign language recognized by the Ministry of Education. The diploma is becoming more and more relevant internationally, especially among those who wish to study in a Spanish university or work in Spain or any other Spanish-speaking country.
It is structured in six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) according to the European directive for second language learning:
A1. This diploma proves that the student is able to cope with elementary language in communication situations that have to do with immediate needs or with very everyday issues.
A2. This diploma proves that the candidate is able to understand frequently used phrases and everyday expressions related to areas of expertise that are especially relevant (basic information about himself and his family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.).
B1. This diploma accredits the ability of the user of the language to: Understand the main points of clear texts and in standard language if they deal with issues that are known to them, whether in work, study or leisure situations. Develop in most of the situations that may arise during a trip through areas where the language is used. Produce simple and coherent texts on topics that are familiar to you or in which you have a personal interest. Describe experiences, events, desires and aspirations, as well as briefly justify their opinions or explain their plans.
B2. This diploma accredits the ability of the user of the language to: interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and naturalness, so that communication is carried out effortlessly by the interlocutors. Produce clear and detailed texts on diverse topics, as well as defend a point of view on general topics, indicating the pros and cons of the different options. Understand the main ideas of complex texts that deal with both concrete and abstract topics, even if they are of a technical nature, provided they are within their field of expertise.
C1. This diploma accredits sufficient linguistic competence to: understand a wide variety of extensive texts with a certain level of demand, as well as recognize implicit meanings in them. Know how to express yourself in a fluid and spontaneous way without very obvious signs of effort to find the right expression. Be able to make flexible and effective use of the language for social, academic and professional purposes. And be able to produce clear, well structured and detailed texts on topics of certain complexity, showing a correct use of the mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion of the text.
C2 This diploma accredits the linguistic competence necessary to function in any situation with total efficiency, showing a spontaneous capacity to adapt to any context with a high degree of precision. The user shows a subtle mastery of the nuances that gives all his interventions natural fluidity.
You can examine yourself in many parts of the world, usually in February, April, May, July, October and November of each year. Registration for the exam normally opens in January and closes six weeks before the exam. Following this link you can check the next dates:
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