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SIELE VS DELE

 

DELE diplomas and SIELE and two complementary services proposed by el Instituto Cervantes.

Initially DELE and more recently SIELE have been created to respond to different user’s expectations and needs. Both Have international acknowledgement and are endorsed by very prestigious institutions.  

How to choose between SIELE or DELE?

 

 

DELE vs SIELE differences summary table

Concepts DELE SIELE
Description Spanish domain Diploma  MCER level (A1-C2) Spanish knowledge Certification level  A1-C1 del MCER
Ownership Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional de España and Instituto Cervantes Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Beginning 1989 2016
Origin Spain España, México y Argentina
Validity Unlimited Five years
International acknowledge Inteernational acknowledge in  regulated education systems (Brasil, Francia, Italia….) enterprises, universities.In Spain:  Spanish nationality, MIR, FIR, etc..   International acknowledge from  instituciones de enseñanza superior del SIELE
Audience ELE, L2 y L1, children, teenagers, adults ELE, L2 y L1, teenagers and adults
Administration Oficial DELE exam centers, onternational announcements Digital exam on one og oficial center computers.  Appointment system
Examen center network More than 1000 exam centers in more than 100 countries  More than 300 oficial SIELE exam centers. You can consult official SIELE web site ww.siele.org/
Spanish varieties Yes, mostly starting from B1 Yes, since initial levels.
International Standard Certification Yes Yes
Test and levels Six different test for adults )A1-C2)Two scolar tests: A1-A2/B1 Multilevel exam A1-C1
Exam structure Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking (Comprensión de lectura Comprensión auditiva Expresión e interacción escritas Expresión e interacción orales) Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking (Comprensión de lectura Comprensión auditiva Expresión e interacción escritas Expresión e interacción orales)
Results Apto o no apto sobre el dominio del nivel del que se examina el candidato Resultado de conocimiento de español expresado en una escala de mil puntos con equivalencia a los niveles del MCER
Certification  Official Diploma to apt candidates Certificate (SIELE GLOBAL) or oficial Report (Indepedants modalities ) 
Results waiting time Around 3 months 2-3 weeks
More information http://examenes.cervantes.es/dele/ http://www.siele.org

Ana Martínez Suárez , SIELE oficial  trainer

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