Two New SIELE Centers in Mexico


The SIELE continues to increase its reach. The Cervantes Institute is on the move again, signing new agreements with two institutions in order to bring them into the network of institutions that offer the SIELE exam to students who want to take this cutting edge placement exam. The latest agreement is between the Cervantes Institute […]

The Federation of Spanish Schools to Promote SIELE

On February 15, 2017, La Federación Española de Asociaciones de Escuelas de Español para Extranjeros (FEDELE) signed an agreement to promote SIELE (Servicion Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). The collaboration agreement was signed into practice by FEDELE Preident Mari Carmen Timor, and Sara Alegría, the commercial director of Telefónica Educación Digital, the company […]

SIELE arrives in China

Following on from a digital education agreement signed between Telefonica, Tsinghua University, and XuetangX, the SIELE exam and certification has been launched in China (SIELE西班牙语考试练习). The SIELE, established by the Cervantes institute and a coalition of universities is the first Spanish language accreditation that can be taking online. It offers participants a unique evaluation, which […]

SIELE exam dates 2017 announced

SIELE, the International Service for Spanish Language Assessment, which is set to become the new standard for Spanish language proficiency has released exam dates for 2017. The SIELE is supported by the Cervantes Institute, and a coalition of universities worldwide. Offering students, the opportunity to complete exams made up of four parts (reading, writing, speaking, […]

Who Owns the Spanish Language

clarin on siele

The Argentine newspaper “Clarín” published an article on April 15th, titled Controversia: ¿de quien es la lengua castellana? (Controversy: The Spanish Language Belongs to Whom?). The article by Mauro Libertella relates how the newly minted SIELE Spanish proficiency exam is ruffling feathers in Argentina, where some academics fear the new exam will give Spain a […]

SIELE Agreement at University of Salamanca

The universities of Salamanca, Buenos Aires and the Autónoma de México and the Cervantes institute met in Salamanca this week to sign an agreement of cooperation for the further development of the SIELE.  The four institutions have been collaborating with the SIELE for the past three years, though the University of Buenos Aires came in […]

SIELE Exam Guide

SIELE exam guide

The SIELE Exam Guide is now available on the official SIELE web page (download: Guía para la realización del examen SIELE) and it is meant for people, businesses and educational institutions that want to get a detailed look at how the exam is structured and scored.  (The SIELE is the “Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua […]

Spanish Classes Online

Spanish classes online

Visitors drop into our blog for all kinds of reasons: maybe they want to watch our Spanish lessons on video and audio, or to keep up with news related to learning Spanish, such as the rollout of the SIELE exam, but what some of our visitors don´t realize is that Web Spanish is an online […]


We’ve mentioned before on this blog how the exciting news in the Spanish instruction community is the implementation this year of the new SIELE exam.  The initials stand for “Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española” and the test will join the DELE “Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera “ as an international certification […]

SIELE Demo Exam Now Online

Practice taking the SIELE Excellent news!  The SIELE team has just published a complete SIELE demo exam to their webpage: It is fully interactive and it offers a true simulation of what candidates will face when they go to a SIELE testing center to sit the official version of the exam. When I tested the […]