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LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening & Reading

USAL esPro Listening & Reading Spanish Test in Spanish assessing professional competency, aligned to all levels of the CEFR*. Ideal for candidates looking to prove their Spanish language proficiency for work or academic 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, computer-based or Online
  • Assesses listening and reading skills, as well as command of grammar and vocabulary


Paper-based:

  • Duration 1 hour 50 minutes


Computer-based adaptive:


Online:

  • Duration 1 hour
  • Candidates can take the exam anytime (24/7/365), anywhere**
  • A real person is always online to guide, support and supervise the candidate

All exam delivery methods lead to the same results, the same certificate and the same international recognition. 

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.
**A quiet room without distractions, a computer, a webcam and an internet connection are required.


  • Exam
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Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre or online

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
Listening & Reading
PAPER-BASED  Listening: 50 minutes, 50 questions
Reading:   60 minutes, 60 questions
COMPUTER-BASED Listening:        18 questions
ADAPTIVE/ONLINE
Reading:          30 – 32 questions
Total duration: 60 minutes
ONILINE EXAM Total duration: 60 minutes

 

Exam format
Paper-based 110 minutes
LanguageCert language exams - listening
Listening

50 mins

LanguageCert language exams - reading
Reading

60 mins

Computer-based 60 minutes
LanguageCert language exams - listening
Listening

Approx. 25 mins

LanguageCert language exams - reading
Reading

Approx. 35 mins

Online 60 minutes
LanguageCert language exams - listening
Listening

Approx. 25 mins

LanguageCert language exams - reading
Reading

Approx. 35 mins

Multiple choice

Candidates read a text or listen to a recording and answer questions. Each question has three or four options, only one is correct.

Cloze

Candidates must complete gaps in a text using words or phrases.

Gapped sentences

Candidates complete gaps in sentences by choosing the correct word from four multiple choice options.

Results, certificates and digital badges

Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate are sent by email or through the Test Centre;

  • 2 business days for computer-based adaptive exams.
  • 2 business days for Online exams
  • 5 business days for paper-based exams

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.

Candidates sitting the computer-based exam with a score between 0 and 9 will receive a provisional result of 0.

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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