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LanguageCert USAL esPro Speaking

USAL esPro Speaking Spanish Test in Spanish, aligned to all levels of the CEFR*. Ideal for candidates looking to prove their Spanish language proficiency for academic and/or work purposes.

About the exam:

  • 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


Interview

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


Presentation

  • Candidates give a short presentation for 1 minute about a work-related topic, choosing from one of three topics provided by the examiner


Information exchange and discussion

  • Candidates role-play a situation with the examiner before discussing a similar topic

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

Test Centre exams

Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre.

Key features
EXAM LEVEL  A1-C2
FORMAT Paper-based
CERTIFICATE
Awarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
SKILLS
Speaking

 

Exam format
Paper-based
LanguageCert language exams - speaking
Speaking

15 mins

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
Results, certificates and digital badges

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.

Grade boundaries
90 – 100
C2
75 – 89
C1
60 – 74
B2
40 – 59
B1
20 - 39 A2
10 - 19 A1
0 - 9
Breakdown of Levels

CEFR A1

  • Can understand simple phone messages.
  • Can follow short simple written instructions especially if they contain pictures.
  • Can pass on simple messages of a routine kind.
  • Can write a simple routine request to a colleague.

CEFR A2

  • Can use the telephone for simple messages.
  • Can state and understand simple messages or instructions.
  • Can deal with clients by asking and responding to simple questions.
  • Can write simple messages and letters following a standard model.

CEFR B1

  • Can use the telephone for routine messages (e.g. arrangements for a meeting).
  • Can understand routine letters and information about familiar products or services.
  • Can deal with clients on routine matters (e.g. taking orders) and engage in limited conversation (e.g. talking about personal interests).
  • Can write factual messages and routine letters, if work is checked.

CEFR B2

  • Can use the telephone with good understanding.
  • Can understand most reports and non-routine letters, with dictionary help.
  • Can deal with clients and resolve most problems in their own field.
  • Can write more complex messages and non-routine factual letters, if work is checked.


CEFR C1

  • Can use the telephone for most purposes.
  • Can understand quickly most letters and documents, with some dictionary help.
  • Can deal with clients effectively, handling matters outside their own field.
  • Can write most letters and reports with few errors

 

CEFR C2

  • Can use the telephone persuasively and effectively.
  • Can understand all but the most specialised letters and documents.
  • Can put points persuasively when dealing with clients, and speak effectively and at length in meetings.
  • Can write most kinds of letters and reports and take dictation on non-routine matters.
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