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LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening & Reading

LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening & Reading

A Listening & Reading test of Spanish language, ideal for candidates who need to prove their knowledge at workplace or education environment, developed by the world’s most prominent institution for Spanish.

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 & Reading test is offered in both Paper and Computer-based versions for the candidates’ convenience. Both versions are equivalent to one another. Therefore, no matter which version you choose, the same results will be produced, leading to a certificate depending on your performance. However, the Computer-based test duration is significantly shorter than the Paper-based one. To find out more about the functionality of the Computer-based version, you may download the LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening & Reading Computer-based Guide for Candidates.

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Key benefits

CEFR i
A1-C2
CERTIFICATE
for scores 10 or above out of 100
CERTIFICATE
Listening & Reading
EXAM FORMAT
Paper-based / Computer-based

EXAMS

Exam Duration

COMPUTER BASED 60 minutes
Listening ca. 25 minutes
Reading ca. 35 minutes

Exam Duration

PAPER BASED 110 minutes
Listening 50 minutes
Reading 60 minutes

The test assesses the candidates’ listening and reading skills, as well as knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in the Spanish language.

 

The 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.

 

Test

Paper-based version

Computer-based version

Duration

Structure

Duration

Structure

Listening 

Reading

Listening: 50 min

4 parts / 50 questions

60 min

18 questions

Reading: 60 min

2 parts / 60 questions

30 – 32 questions

Total: 110 min

Total: 110 questions

Total: 48 - 50 questions

 

 

For more detailed information on the format and the task types of the Speaking test, please download the Handbook for Candidates:

Fast results and certificates:

  • Computer-based: Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate in 2 business days, by email to you or through your Test Centre (upon receipt of your answers)
  • Paper-based: Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate in 5 business days, by email to you or through your Test Centre (upon receipt of your answers)
  • Digital Badge same day with the results, by email to you
  • Hard-copy certificates shortly after results release, sent to you or your Test Centre

 

LanguageCert USAL esPro scores 

Candidates’ performance is measured on a scale of 1 to 100 and is mapped to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as follows:

 

LanguageCert USAL esPro Scores

CEFR Levels

90 – 100

C2

75 – 89

C1

60 – 74

B2

40 – 59 

B1

20 – 39 

A2

10 – 19

A1

0 – 9

-

 

Test takers upon the completion of the test will receive:

  • Test Report, where the candidate’s overall score, as well as separate scores for each language skill examined are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand way
  • Certificate, where the candidate’s results corresponding to a level from A1 to C2 are presented, for scores of 10 or above
  • Digital Badge, where the candidate’s results corresponding to a level from A1 to C2 are presented, for scores of 10 or above

 

Please note that if a candidate’s score is between 0 – 9, the provisional results after finishing the Computer-based test will show a score of 0.

 

What does each level mean?

  

A1

You can use everyday expressions and very basic phrases for practical needs, ask and answer questions about personal details, understand short texts on familiar topics, obtain information from signs and symbols and write simple sentences in documents, e.g. forms.

  

A2

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in tasks requiring exchange of information, obtain information from short documents, familiar sources, signs and symbols, and write to communicate with some awareness of intended audience.

  

B1

You can understand main points of clear standard communication, convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, engage in discussion to reach shared understanding, produce simple connected text and describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions.

  

B2

You can understand main ideas of complex communication, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without strain for either party, engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations, and communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose and audience.

  

C1

You can understand demanding texts and recognise implicit meaning, use language fluently and spontaneously, engage in discussion making clear and effective contributions, produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects and communicate ideas effectively.

  

C2

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read, summarise information, reconstruct arguments and accounts coherently, and express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.