WHAT IS SIELE?

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.

  • Is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Nacional 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 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).

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THE SIELE SPANISH CERTIFICATE IS RECOGNISED BY LEADER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO THE EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE WORLD

CRUE – Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (Conference of Spanish University Rectors)- is a not-for-profit organisation made up of a total of 76 Spanish universities: 50 public and 26 private which can be seen here.

Here you can view CRUE's recognition of SIELE as a Spanish certificate.

ACLES is the Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior (Association of Language Centres in Higher Education), aimed at promoting learning and dissemination of different languages in Higher Education.

At this link you can view the recognition of SIELE as a Spanish certificate as admitted by ACLES.

The National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) in France, provides individuals and companies with current information regarding diplomas, professional certificates and qualification credentials reported in the lists created by joint national commissions regarding employability of diverse professional fields. Provides employment access, human resources management assistance and occupational mobility support.

Here you can view CNCP's recognition of SIELE as a Spanish certificate.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an initiative from the United States created to encourage students to pursue biliteracy, honor students' skills, and used as evidence of language skills for new professional and academic opportunities. The award is given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages. SIELE is being used to earn the Seal of Biliteracy in the states of California, Iowa, Virginia, Utah, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

In Hungary the Department of Education accredits SIELE as Spanish exam. All SIELE exams taken from June 3rd 2020 and forward, will be accredit by the Department of Education in Hungary with a 5 year validity. For more information click here: https://nyak.oh.gov.hu/doc/honositas/honositas_tabla1.asp?strID=CDspanyol

 

The Check Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports recognizes the validity of SIELE to certify A1-C1 Spanish levels. More information can be found in their public list of official recognized exams: http://www.atre.cz/aktuality/stahni/id/962

Founded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), plays a fundamental role in the expansion and consolidation of the postgraduate courses (Masters and Ph.D) within all the Brazilian states.
CAPES recognizes SIELE as an Spanish Language Domain Certificate to be used in order to apply for Study Abroad Scholarships. To qualify, candidates must undertake the SIELE Global exam and obtain a C1 level. For more information click here.

GOVERNING BODY
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Universidad de Salamanca
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires

SIELE has more than 75 Associated Universities present in 20 countries in Latin America which cooperate in the research of Spanish language teaching, back the quality of the content and contribute innovative didactic material.