Centro Examinador Oficial SIELE

Preparation Course for the SIELE Exam

Spanish certificate in Madrid




Hablamos is an official examination centre for SIELE. In turn, at Hablamos we prepare for this exam in a course which can be individual or in mini-groups.

Take the level test

SIELE is, among all the Spanish exams, one of the most useful and demanded. Within 3 weeks, you can obtain an official certificate that establishes your level of Spanish. SIELE is an internationally recognised exam, and is increasingly in demand by universities, companies and public bodies. This certificate is obtained by taking an exam in one of the authorised official centres. Hablamos is an official SIELE examination centre. In turn, at Hablamos we prepare for this exam in a course that can be taken individually or in mini-groups.

Private Lessons

Choose whether you prefer face-to-face or online classes.
30 euros/hour

In Mini-Group

Mini-groups of 4 people, in person or online.

If several candidates are interested, at Hablamos we can organise a mini-group of up to 4 people to prepare for the exam at a price of 60 euros per hour for the 3 or 4 participants

From 5 to 10 hours

This is the Hablamos recommendation for exam preparation.

It is always up to the student to decide the number of hours he/she wants to give, as it also depends on his/her level of Spanish

Pass the exam

The classes are focused on successfully preparing for this exam, constantly practising the different parts of this test, and teaching the student the best tactics to pass it.

Here's what the exam is all about, how to register for it and how much it costs:

SIELE is the International Spanish Language Evaluation Service that certifies the level of Spanish language proficiency through electronic means. It is aimed at students and professionals from all five continents.

It is a multi-level test in which the tasks in each test are of varying degrees of difficulty, allowing the candidate to be placed at a level of proficiency from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

You can take either a single multi-level test (SIELE GLOBAL) or five separate test modes based on a combination of different tests.

SIELE Global

The only multilevel exam that allows you to obtain the SIELE certificate, a document that includes the score obtained in each of the four tests and their equivalence with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as an overall score from 0 to 1000, which is the result of the sum of the score of each of the four tests.

Independent modalities

There are five further examination modes based on a combination of the different tests.
Any of these five stand-alone modalities allows you to obtain an internationally recognised SIELE Report and the scores obtained are related to the CEFR levels.
It includes a score from 0 to 500 for S1, S2 and S3 with a total of two tests, and from 0 to 250 for S4 with one test, related to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • It is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires, which guarantees standards of quality and good practice in the preparation of the tests, and the use of different linguistic varieties of the Hispanic world. The validity of these SIELE certificates is 5 years.
  • With SIELE, candidates project their profile internationally and strengthen it with a view to admission to training programmes at universities and selection processes in companies.
  • It is agile and fast. The results are received within a maximum of three weeks and the candidate can print their certificate or report from the computer application.
  • Adaptable. Different examination modalities are available to meet the different needs that users and institutions or companies may have.
  • Flexible. The exam takes place at the SIELE test centre of your choice and on the day you choose. Educational institutions can create unified systems for training actions regardless of the country of residence of the students and/or professionals.
  • Homogeneous. It is pan-Hispanic and incorporates different linguistic variants of Spanish.

The price of the exam depends on the type of exam you take. These are the prices established in Spain for each of them:

Registration for the SIELE exam is done online:

  • Access https://siele.org/reservas
  • There you have to select the exam venue and the exam mode you are interested in.
  • Select the desired city and date.
  • Select our school HABLAMOS on the date you require.
  • Register (if you are not already a user).
  • You have to pay the fee for the exam of your choice.
  • Come to our school Hablamos 15 minutes before your exam time with an official identity document and your siele.org login details (email and password).

Description Diploma of proficiency in Spanish at a level of CEFR (A1-C2) Certificate of knowledge of Spanish on a scale of points with equivalences to levels A1-C1 of the CEFR
Ownership Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. The Instituto Cervantes has held the academic, economic and administrative direction since 2002 Instituto Cervantes (IC), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Managed from 1989 2016
Origin Spain Spain, Mexico and Argentina
Validity Indefinite Five years
International recognition International recognition in regulated education systems (e.g. Brazil, France and Italy), institutions, companies, universities, etc.
In Spain: Spanish nationality, MIR, FIR, etc.
International recognition in the higher education and university system, institutions, companies, etc.
In Spain: MIR, FIR, etc.
Head of administrative and commercial management Cervantes Institute Successful technology and marketing company: Telefónica Educación Digital
Addressees ELE and L2, schoolchildren, young people and adults ELE, L2 and L1, young learners and adults
Form of administration In examination centres, on paper, by means of international face-to-face examinations In examination centres, on computer, and through a system of appointments that the centre itself announces throughout the year in a public and open calendar.
Remote: the candidate takes the test on his or her computer at home and the test centre monitors the test in real time online.
Network of examination centres More than 1,000 test centres worldwide More than 1,600 test centres around the world
Integration of the varieties of Spanish Yes, especially from B1 onwards Yes, especially from B1 onwards
Examination tests – Reading comprehension (CL)
– Listening comprehension (CA)
– Written expression and interaction (EIE)
– Oral Expression and Interaction (EIO)
In C1 and C2 the tests are integrated skills tests.
– Reading comprehension (CL)
– Listening comprehension (CA)
– Written expression and interaction (EIE)
– Oral Expression and Interaction (EIO)
No. of exams and levels Six exams for adult audiences: A1 – C2
Two school exams: A1 – A2/B1
SIELE GLOBAL, an exam for adult audiences which integrates tasks from A1 to C1.
And five independent modalities: S1: RC+LC; S2: RC+WEI; S3: LC+SEI; S4: SEI, y S5: WEI+SEI
Information on the outcome Pass or fail on the candidate’s mastery of the level for which he/she is taking the examination Spanish language proficiency score in each skill expressed on 250-point scales with equivalence to the levels of the CEFR. Total score out of 1000
Type of certificate issued Electronic certification of qualifications with official validity Official diploma for successful candidates Certificate (SIELE GLOBAL) or Report (S1, S2, S3, S4 y S5) with official validity and a verification code
Communication of results Maximum three months Maximum three weeks
Compliance with international certification standards
Página web https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/que-es https://siele.org/

Online Spanish Conversation Classes @ Hablamos Spanish School, Madrid

Spanish Express Online Conversation Course




An online conversation course of 3 hours on two days a week (Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday).

Take the level test
  • A course of pure conversation in Spanish where there are no books, but pure constant practice of the Spanish language. These are the characteristics of these courses:
    • 2 different topics of conversation per week.
    • 2 levels of conversation: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (A2, B1), and ADVANCED LEVEL (B2, C1).
    • Examples of topics of conversation: family, favourite foods and restaurants, your favourite films and books, travel, hobbies, pets, climate change, miracle diets, fashion, professions with a future, religions, cosmetic surgery, social networks, politics, Spanish sense of humour, your favourite music, love, sports, what would you take to a desert island....
    • Together with your classmates and teacher, you will practise that essential vocabulary for that day's topic, plus new words that you will learn in that class.
    • At the end, the teacher will point out and correct the main mistakes you have made in the conversation. In this way, your spoken Spanish will progress every week!
  • Level test (before the start of the course)

* Timetable:
  • Monday and Wednesday: Morning or afternoon classes, depending on demand
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Morning or afternoon classes, depending on demand
** Duration of classes:

Each class will last 80 minutes.
Example: One class from 19:30 to 21:00, starting at 19:35 and finishing at 20:55.

2 classes/week

Morning or afternoon**

2 days per week

Choice of timetable*

Group classes

Average of 5-6 students
Maximum of 8 students


108 euros/month
+ 10 euros registration fee

Online Spanish, 3 hours per week all year round @ Hablamos

Online Spanish, 3 hours per week, all year round

Study online at Hablamos




Take the level test
  • Spanish classes, in a course of 3 hours per week
  • Level test (before the start of the course)

* Timetable:

Morning and afternoon hours. Consult us and we will tell you the available timetables.
Duration of classes:

Each class will last 80 minutes.
Example: A class from 19:30 to 21:00, will be held starting at 19:35 and ending at 20:55


25 euros discount for the first month if you register before 15th October 2022

3 hours/week

Morning or evening*

2 days per week

Choice of timetable*

Group classes

Average of 4-6 students
Maximum of 8 students


108 euros/month
+ 55 euros registration fee, which includes the course textbook
(student book + exercise book)



These online courses are academic courses that run from September to June and have a duration of 10 months (120 hours on average). Once you have passed the final exam, you can pass the level and move on to the next level of Spanish. These courses are ideal for people who want to learn Spanish at a less intensive pace and usually want to make their Spanish studies compatible with other activities.


Our method is totally communicative. In online class, we practise Spanish at all times, but we work on the four skills necessary to master a language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. We use a textbook as the basis of the course, but we use multiple complementary materials. We have digital whiteboards in all our classrooms.

Diplomas and Certificates

At the end of the course, if the student passes the final exams, he/she will receive a certificate or diploma of having achieved the level in which he/she was enrolled. Our school is an official SIELE examination centre, therefore, once the student has finished a course, he/she has the four possible options shown below.


Continue in another course at the next level

Prepare and take the SIELE exam of the level achieved. This exam can be taken at our centre. With this the student obtains an official certificate of that level.

Prepare and take the DELE exam of the level achieved. The student can take the DELE exam for his/her level and thus obtain an official qualification for that level of Spanish.

Higher studies: if you achieve a B1 or B2 level, you will be able to access university or vocational studies. We can advise you on how to start the process of accessing a Spanish university.