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LanguageCert USAL esPro Tests

LanguageCert USAL esPro offers the following three tests to cover all four language skills:

  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening and Reading
  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Writing
  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Speaking

 Candidates may take the above tests in any combination to meet their specific needs. The tests include a series of tasks that evaluate candidates’ ability to use Spanish in a way to develop the broad field of skills needed for effective communication in different contexts. 

Test

Duration

Parts

Listening and Reading

Listening – 50 minutes

4 parts

Reading – 60 minutes

2 parts

Writing

45 minutes

2 parts

Speaking

About 15 minutes

3 parts


LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening and Reading Test

The LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening and Reading Test assesses the candidates’ listening and reading skills respectively, as well as knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in the Spanish language.

The LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening and Reading Test includes the following task types:

  • Multiple choice: candidates read a text or listen to a recording and then answer questions. Each question has three or four options, only one of which is correct.
  • Cloze: candidates are given a text with gaps, where words or phrases are missing.
  • Gapped sentences: candidates are given individual sentences each with one word missing. They choose the correct word to fill the gap from the four options given.

 

LanguageCert USAL esPro Writing Test

The LanguageCert USAL esPro Writing Test assesses the candidates’ writing skills, as well as knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in the Spanish language and is divided into two parts. 

  • Email: candidates have to write a short message between 50-60 words using the information given. It is important to cover all the points given in the instructions.
  • Report or Letter: candidates need to cover all the points given in the instructions, but this time the answer should be longer (180–200 words) and needs to be written in an appropriate style.

 

LanguageCert USAL esPro Speaking Test

The LanguageCert USAL esPro Speaking Test assesses the candidates’ spoken Spanish in a business context and is divided into three parts.

  • Interview: candidates need to be able to talk about their background, education, job, studies, career plans and personal interests.
  • Presentation: candidates have to give a short presentation about a work-related topic. They have to choose one of three topics which the examiner will give them and talk for 1 minute.
  • Information Exchange and Discussion: candidates have to role-play a situation with the examiner and then participate in a discussion on a similar topic.