Oral and Written Proficiency Testing
We administer Spoken and Written proficiency tests on behalf of ALTA Language Services. The Spoken test is taken over the phone with a trained evaluator and typically lasts between 30 – 45 minutes. The Written test is composed of 5 short essay questions that the candidate has up to 60 minutes to complete — for more information, including a list of languages available for testing, please see ALTA’s website at www.altalang.com. Whether the candidate needs to take the spoken test, written test, or both is up to the institution for which he is testing.
Cost per test is $100. For more information and scheduling of these tests, please send an email to email@example.com.
Do you plan to work or attend college in a Spanish speaking country? Then consider the SIELE.
“SIELE is the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals. SIELE is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad 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).” – SIELE website
SIELE is more widely recognized in Spanish-speaking countries than ACTFL based tests such as LTI or ALTA. This comprehensive exam is a more affordable option than combining the ALTA Oral and Written Proficiency Tests.
To learn more and schedule an exam, please visit www.SIELE.org