What is SIELE?

SIELE is the Servico Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals (Levels A1 to C2).

SIELE is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. These institutions guarantee the standards for quality and good practices in the creation of the tests and the use of diverse linguistic varieties in the Hispanic world.

SIELE certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language with four tests: Reading and 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).

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Department contact & registration
For further information, contact our faculty Silvia Colás Cardona or Pablo Restrepo Gautier

Note: SIELE examinations are held at UVic, in-person only. We no longer offer the DELE exam.