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LanguageCert USAL esPro Writing

USAL esPro Writing 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 45 minutes
  • Assesses writing skills, as well as command of grammar and vocabulary
  • Exam is divided into 2 parts; Email and Report or Letter


Email

  • Write a short message of 50 – 60 words using the information provided
  • Cover all points provided in the instructions


Report or Letter

  • Write a longer text of 180 – 200 words in the appropriate style
  • Cover all points provided in the instructions

*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
Computer-based
Online
CERTIFICATE
Awarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
SKILLS
Writing
 
 
Exam format
Paper-based
LanguageCert language exams - writing
Writing

45 mins

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
Results, certificates and digital badges
• Test Report, e-certificate and digital badge are released in 10 business days and are sent by email to the candidate or through the Test Centre. 

The Test report displays the candidate’s overall score, as well as a breakdown of scores for each skill tested during the test and a summary of “Can do” statement aligned to the CEFR levels. These are functional/situational statement that describe what the candidate would be expected to perform at the specific CEFR level achieved during the exam.


• Hard-copy certificate is sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results release.
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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