ES  Lacunza IH San Sebastián

DELE / SIELE. Your Spanish exams.

The DELE (Diploma de Español como lengua Extranjera) and the SIELE ( Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española) are two official Spanish certifications delivered by Instituto Cervantes.

 

Both certifications measure your command of Spanish assessing the skills in:

- reading
- listening
- wiring
- speaking

 

The skills will be measured using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (from A1 beginner to C2 advanced).

 

Both certifications are internationally recognized. It can be a good asset on your CV especially if you are looking for a new position, internship or applying to university as it will help you to differentiate your resume from other candidates’.

 

Please find below a quick comparison with similarities and differentiates between DELE and SIELE.

              

 

DELE

SIELE

LEVELS

What and how is it assessed?

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2

Using CEFR framework

A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1

Using CEFR framewrok

 

ORGANIZATIONS

That deliver the certification

 

Spanish Education and Professional Training Ministry

Instituto Cervantes act as a guarantor.

 

Instituto Cervantes, University of Mexico, University of Salamanca and University of Buenos Aires.

 

CREATION AND

RECOGNITION

1989

Internationally recognized

by private companies, institutions and universities and educational systems in Brazil, France and Italy

 

2006
Internationally recognized

By institutions and authorities in the field of teaching Spanish to foreigners

EXPIRY AND VALIDITY

 

Unlimited

 

5 years

 

 

CANDIDATES

 

 

Schools, adults and teenagers

 

Adults and teenagers

 

 

 

 

 

DELE

SIELE

 

CALLS

7 per year
( calendar available on Cervantes website)

 

Flexible Dates

Can be agreed on between the candidate and the examination centre

 

 

TESTS

Assesses and measures the 4 linguistic skills
 

READING:  (R)

LISTENING : (L)

WRITING:  (W)

SPEAKING:  (S)

1,2 or 4 linguistic skills

SIELE 1:  (R) +(L)

SIELE 2:  (R) +(W)

SIELE 3:  (L) +(S)

SIELE 4:  (S)

SIELE 5:  (W) +(S)
SIELE GLOBAL:   (R) +(L)+ (W) +(S)

 

 

 

 

PRICES

Depends on the level
2021

 

A1: 108€                              A2: 130€

B1: 160€                              B2: 190€

C1: 205€                              C2: 220€

Depends on linguistic skills
 2021

 

SIELE GLOBAL:  165€

 

More information on:  www.siele.org

                 

 

 

RESULTS

Results:              
PASS OR NOT

 

Period:
between 2 and 3 months

 

 

Results: 
points scale

 

Period:  
between 2 and 3 weeks

 

 

 

TEST DURATION

 

 

Abreviaturas:

-R: reading

-L: listening

-W: writing

-S: speaking

 

DELE

R

L

W

S

A1

45 min

25 min

25 min

10 min

( +10 min preparation)

A2

60 min

40 min

45 min

12 min

( +12 min preparation)

B1

70 min

40 min

60 min

15 min

(+ 15 min prepararation)

B2

70 min

40 min

80 min

20 min

( +20 min preparation)

C1

90 min

50 min

80 min

20 min

(+ 20 min preparation)

C2

CL+ CA:                  105 min

CA+ CL+EIE:          150 min

30 min

(+ 20 min preparation)

 

 

 

SIELE

R

L

W

S

60 min

55 min

50 min

15 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • More information:

http://www.siele.org

 

 

 

 

  • More information:

http://examenes.cervantes.es/dele/

 

 

  • HOW CAN I SIGN UP?


    If you enter the website of Cervantes, you will be able to find the list of all the accredited centers where you can pass the exam, both in Spain and abroad. You can find Cervantes Institutes themselves, universities, high schools, language schools and chambers of commerce.
     

  • HOW CAN I KNOW MY LEVEL?
     


    If you don’t know your level of Spanish, we recommend you to take a private class with one of our native teachers. Onsite or online.

    You will have a comprehensive level test and measure the command of the 4 linguistic skills. The teacher will also be able to give you accurate and adapted suggestions. If you want to go ahead with your classes, the teacher will be able to provide you with a tailor made study program.

 

  • HOW CAN I GET READY FOR THE EXAM?
     

    On Cervantes website you will be able to download free material to practice.
    For the DELE exam, you will be able to find mock exams here to prepare yourself .
    For the SIELE exam, Cervantes offers online courses through their platform

               

 

  • LACUNZA IH - YOUR EXAMINATION CENTER

 

For more than 14 years, Lacunza IH Spanish Courses is a DELE examination center in San Sebastián and welcomes students from all over the world all year long.
Our teachers and administration staff are experienced and will make sure that you are well-prepared.

 

In order to stack all the odds in your favor we offer our students a DELE preparation course that combines:
> general Spanish classes in mini group in the morning with other same level international students
> private classes in the afternoon dedicated to DELE exam preparation. The teacher will give you a tailor made study program and focus on your weaknesses.
 

You can also only book the private DELE exam preparation classes – online or onsite.

We really recommend you to get a preparation course to prepare yourself to the DELE techniques and to help you to manage your time during the exam.
Self confidence and a good time management are the keys of the success.

 

If you want to pass the SIELE exam and/or have a preparation course – get in touch with us.