Spanish-LanguageCert USAL esPro

Spanish LanguageCERT USAL esPro

LanguageCert enPro is a set of professional English Language qualifications mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), designed to abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards. The exams are intended for non-native English speakers, evaluating their English language proficiency in any work-related, education or training environment. LanguageCert enPro exams can be used to boost a candidates’ employment prospects, provide documented evidence of English language level or simply measure progress before and after training that has been provided by a third-party organisation.

A1-C2 Listening & Reading

A Listening & Reading exam in Spanish assessing professional competency, aligned to all levels of the CEFR*. Ideal for candidates looking to prove their Spanish language proficiency for work or academic purposes.

All exam delivery methods lead to the same results, the same certificate and the same international recognition. 

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.
**A quiet room without distractions, a computer, a webcam and an internet connection are required.

  • Developed by the Universidad de Salamanca, the world’s most prominent institution for testing Spanish as a foreign language
  • Paper-based, computer-based or Online
  • Assesses listening and reading skills, as well as command of grammar and vocabulary
  • Duration 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Duration 1 hour
  • For more information: download our Listening & Reading Computer-based Guide for Candidates
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Candidates can take the exam anytime (24/7/365), anywhere**
  • A real person is always online to guide, support and supervise the candidate

Listening & Reading Component

EXAM LEVEL A1-C2
FORMATPaper-based
Computer-based
Online
CERTIFICATEAwarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
SKILLSListening & Reading
PAPER-BASED Listening: 50 minutes, 50 questions
Reading:   60 minutes, 60 questions
COMPUTER-BASEDListening:        18 questions
ADAPTIVE/ONLINEReading:          30 – 32 questions
Total duration: 60 minutes
ONILINE EXAMTotal duration: 60 minutes

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 110 minutes

Listening: 50 minutes                       Reading: 60 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Computer-based 60 minutes

Listening: 25 minutes                       Reading: 35 minutes uninterupted

FORMAT                              Online-exam 60 minutes

Listening: 25 minutes                       Reading: 35 minutes uninterupted

Multiple choice

Candidates read a text or listen to a recording and answer questions. Each question has three or four options, only one is correct.

Cloze

Candidates must complete gaps in a text using words or phrases.

Gapped sentences

Candidates complete gaps in sentences by choosing the correct word from four multiple choice options.

CEFR A1

  • Can recognise familiar words, everyday expressions and very basic phrases when people speak slowly and clearly.
  • Can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences on familiar topics and obtain information from notices, posters and catalogues.

CEFR A2

  • Can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local area and employment.
  • Can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
  • Can read and understand very short, simple texts such as personal letters.
  • Can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.   

CEFR B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
  • Can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language.
  • Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

CEFR B2

  • Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow complex lines of argument, provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • Can understand most TV news, current affairs programmes and the majority of films in standard dialect.
  • Can read articles and reports concerned with temporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • Can understand contemporary literary prose.


CEFR C1

  • Can understand an extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly.
  • Can understand TV programmes and films without too much effort.
  • Can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style.
  • Can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions that are relevant to various fields.

 

CEFR C2

  • Can understand with ease any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided there is a familiarity with the accent.
  • Can read virtually all forms of the written language at ease, including abstract and structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.

90 – 100C2
75 – 89C1
60 – 74B2
40 – 59B1
20 - 39A2
10 - 19A1
0 - 9Fail

  • Certificate of Achievement & e-certificate are available in 2 business days.
  • Results are sent by email directly to candidates or to their Test Centre. Instant preliminary results for computer-based tests.
  • Digital badges are available on the same day as results and sent by email.
  • Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

A1-C2 Speaking

A Speaking exam in Spanish assessing professional competency, aligned to the CEFR*. Ideal for candidates looking to prove their spoken Spanish language proficiency for work or academic purposes.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.

  • Developed by the Universidad de Salamanca, the world’s most prominent institution for testing Spanish as a foreign language
  • Paper-based  
  • Duration 15 minutes
  • Exam is divided into 3 parts; Interview, Presentation and Information Exchange and Discussion
  • Candidates discuss themes such as their background, education, job, studies, career plans and personal interests
  • Candidates give a short presentation for 1 minute about a work-related topic, choosing from one of three topics provided by the examiner
  • Duration 1 hour
  • For more information: download our Listening & Reading Computer-based Guide for Candidates
  • Candidates role-play a situation with the examiner before discussing a similar topic


Spoken Component

EXAM LEVEL A1-C2
FORMATPaper-based
CERTIFICATEAwarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
SKILLSSpeaking

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 15 minutes

Speaking

Part 1 : Interview
Task

  • Candidates discuss themes such as their background, education, job, studies, career plans and personal interests


Part 2 : Presentation

Task:

  • Candidates give a short presentation for 1 minute about a work-related topic
  • They choose from 1 of 3 topics provided by the examiner
  • They have 1 minute to read the 3 topics, choose 1 and make some notes
  • The examiner will ask candidates a question after they have finished speaking


Part 3 : Information exchange and discussion

Task:

  • Candidates role-play a situation with the examiner before discussing a similar topic
  • They have 1 minute to read the instructions given to them by the examiner
  • The purpose of the test is to demonstrate Spanish ability and not topic knowledge

 

CEFR A1

  • Can recognise familiar words, everyday expressions and very basic phrases when people speak slowly and clearly.
  • Can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences on familiar topics and obtain information from notices, posters and catalogues.

CEFR A2

  • Can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local area and employment.
  • Can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
  • Can read and understand very short, simple texts such as personal letters.
  • Can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.   

CEFR B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
  • Can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language.
  • Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

CEFR B2

  • Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow complex lines of argument, provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • Can understand most TV news, current affairs programmes and the majority of films in standard dialect.
  • Can read articles and reports concerned with temporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • Can understand contemporary literary prose.

CEFR C1

  • Can understand an extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly.
  • Can understand TV programmes and films without too much effort.
  • Can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style.
  • Can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions that are relevant to various fields.

CEFR C2

  • Can understand with ease any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided there is a familiarity with the accent.
  • Can read virtually all forms of the written language at ease, including abstract and structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate are sent by email or through the Test Centre in 10 business days

Digital badges are available on the same day as results.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

Test Reports displaying the candidate’s overall score, as well as a breakdown of scores for each skill are released upon completing the exam.

90 – 100C2
75 – 89C1
60 – 74B2
40 – 59B1
20 - 39A2
10 - 19A1
0 - 9Fail

A1-C2 Writing

A Listening, Reading & Language Use placement exam in English assessing professional competency, aligned to the A1-B1 ‘entry’ levels of the CEFR*. Ideal for candidates looking to prove their English language proficiency for work, education or training purposes.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.

  • All candidates take the same test regardless of their language level
  • Candidates receive a certificate based on their performance which places then at level A1, A2 or B1 of the CEFR
  • Written exam consists of Listening, Reading & Language Use
  • Paper-based
  • Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

Written Component

EXAM LEVEL A1-C2
FORMATPaper-based
CERTIFICATEAwarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
SKILLSWriting

 

Exam Format

FORMAT                              Paper-based 45 minutes

Writing

Part 1 : 50 – 60 words
Task:

  • Candidates write a short message, fax, letter or email using the information provided
  • It is important to cover all the points provided in the instructions
  • The response should be between 50 and 60 words long


Part 2 : 180 – 200 words

Task:

  • Candidates write a letter or a report of 180 – 200 words in the appropriate style
  • Candidates need to cover all the points provided in the instructions.

 

CEFR A1

  • Can recognise familiar words, everyday expressions and very basic phrases when people speak slowly and clearly.
  • Can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences on familiar topics and obtain information from notices, posters and catalogues.

CEFR A2

  • Can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local area and employment.
  • Can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
  • Can read and understand very short, simple texts such as personal letters.
  • Can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.   

CEFR B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
  • Can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language.
  • Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

CEFR B2

  • Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow complex lines of argument, provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • Can understand most TV news, current affairs programmes and the majority of films in standard dialect.
  • Can read articles and reports concerned with temporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • Can understand contemporary literary prose.

CEFR C1

  • Can understand an extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly.
  • Can understand TV programmes and films without too much effort.
  • Can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style.
  • Can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions that are relevant to various fields.

CEFR C2

  • Can understand with ease any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided there is a familiarity with the accent.
  • Can read virtually all forms of the written language at ease, including abstract and structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate are sent by email or through the Test Centre in 10 business days

Digital badges are available on the same day as results.

Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.

Test Reports displaying the candidate’s overall score, as well as a breakdown of scores for each skill are released upon completing the exam.

90 – 100C2
75 – 89C1
60 – 74B2
40 – 59B1
20 - 39A2
10 - 19A1
0 - 9Fail

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