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
  • 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 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
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