SIELE Exam Preparation Course in Barcelona
Students can prepare for the new SIELE Exam, or Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española, at Expanish as well as sit for the exam. SIELE exam preparation in Barcelona will follow the same format and schedule as the DELE Preparation course, so we also recommend 3 weeks to fully prepare.
SIELE certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language with four tests: reading comprehension, 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).
This is a more dynamic exam created by the Cervantes Institute with the assistance associated universities around the world. Unlike the DELE, this exam can be taken at any time and is 100% online so students can sit for the exam at Expanish at the end of their preparation course. The cost of the exam is not included in course fees.
SIELE Exam Preparation in Barcelona Quickfacts
SIELE exam preparation course materials
The SIELE exam preparation in Barcelona will deal with grammar, test taking strategies, and even provide you with practice exams. This prep course will introduce a variety of activities to promote development of the four basic skills (writing, reading, conversation, and listening), all of which are necessary to successfully pass the SIELE exam. A wide variety of Spanish texts are used to expose students to all forms of Spanish language used around the world. Students will receive learning materials to specifically prepare for the exam and will be coached in each area of the evaluation, including a practice exam which will help them to integrate their acquired knowledge and skills and to practice in a real testing situation.
Diploma de Español Nivel A1 (Beginner level): This qualification certifies that the student is able to successfully manage commonly used expressions and has developed the basic Spanish that is needed to communicate immediate needs and to manage everyday topics and situations.
Diploma de Español Nivel A2 (Elementary level): This certificate attests that the student is capable of understanding commonly used phrases and expressions of a personal nature (basic personal and family information, running errands, local geography, hobbies, etc.).
Diploma de Español Nivel B1 (Intermediate level): This level attests to a sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires, needs and opinions in a basic way using a neutral Spanish, without local nuances.
Diploma de Español Nivel B2 (Intermediate level): The B2 certificate demonstrates that the student can understand and communicate complex topics, including technical or abstract themes, can produce clear and detailed texts that include analysis or the defence of a personal opinion, and can naturally interact with any native speaker with fluency and ease.
Diploma de Español Nivel C1 (Proficient level): At this level, students are expected to be able to use the structures of the language with ease and fluency, both in written and oral communication. Students should be able to adapt their language to a variety of social situations, and express opinions and take part in discussions and arguments in a culturally acceptable way.
Diploma de Español Nivel C2 (Advanced level): The advanced C2 certificate proves that the student has developed the necessary language competence to manage any situation with ease, quickly adapt their communication style to different contexts with precision and accuracy, and understand the cultural customs embedded within the language that they use.