Preparation of DELE official exam
The DELE Diplomas are internationally recognized, and enjoy great prestige not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities, but also in the business world and chambers of commerce. The Diplomas DELE are official qualifications granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.
Passing the exams will represent a great advantage when applying for a teaching post in a Spanish speaking university or starting a new job which requires knowledge of Spanish.
Our main objective is that future candidates are prepared to face the exams successfully. SpanishZoom will advise you on the exam level you have to attend according to your knowledge of Spanish.
The effort of our teachers will be dedicated to ensure that students pass when attending their exam: we will go through questions and exercises posed in exams from previous years and we will also use several teaching techniques orientated to the efficiency of answers. Our teachers have wide experience in preparing DELE exams so they will be your best allies to pass the exams.
Preparation of SIELE exam
SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española) exam – available from 2016 – is a new official certificate which proves the degree of Spanish competence. This exam is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad de Salamanca, all academic institutions with high reputation.
Application for SIELE as well as sitting the exam will be carried out by using electronic means. This will involve previous registration in the official examination centers.
SIELE certifies candidates based on passing four different exams: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and interaction, and oral expression and interaction. The listening comprehension and oral expression and interaction will be evaluated by qualified experts on the subject. The reading comprehension and written expression and interaction will be evaluated by electronic means.
As with DELE Diploma, our teachers will guide students at all times on the key knowledge to pass the exams.
Differences between DELE and SIELE exams
First of all, it should be noted that DELE certificate follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from A1 to C2 level, while SIELE certificate is based on a scale of 0 to 1000 which includes up until C1 level of CEFR standards.
DELE Diploma is valid for an unlimited period, while SIELE certificate is valid only for 2 years.
DELE exams are taken in person at more than 900 examination centers in the five continents and in several calls throughout the year. SIELE exams are taken entirely online in authorized centers with a scheduled appointment.
Generally speaking, if we compare these certificates with their English versions, DELE exam would be equivalent to the Cambridge certificate, whereas SIELE exam would be equivalent to the TOEFL exam.
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