SIELE Exam & Prep. Course (Accredited)

Intercultura Costa Rica

Program Description

SIELE Exam & Prep. Course (Accredited)

Intercultura Costa Rica

1. OUR VERY BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR: Green Season Promo - $295 OFF our Spanish group classes when booked a minimum of 3 weeks of Spanish program. This discount applies for all programs taken between August 6th – December 21st, 2018.

2. COSTA RICAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY PROMO – We celebrate the Annexation of Guanacaste and give a $25 discount on each week of Spanish classes when booked during the month of July 2018!

NOTE: Only one discount applies at a time.

What is SIELE?

SIELE stands for Servicio International de Evaluación de la Lengua Española and is the most recognized Spanish proficiency certificate in the world, and is endorsed by the Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires.

It is used to certify Spanish levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and to improve the employability of students.

The exam certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language divided into four tests:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Comprehension
  • Written expression and interaction, and spoken expression and interaction

What Are My Options? How And When Can I Sign Up?

The SIELE exam is offered on Fridays (at 9 am, 1:30 pm and at 6 pm) at our Heredia city campus only. For your exam preparation, you can take Spanish classes year-round at either or both campuses, Heredia or Samara. There will be no exams or classes if a Friday falls within our school closing dates.

Option 1 - Ready to take the exam?

If you just want to take the SIELE exam you need to register through the SIELE website and choose Intercultura Heredia as your examination center. Payment has to be done through the SIELE platform upon inscription. You will receive a code in order to activate the exam for the date you have signed up for.

Option 2 - SIELE preparation and exam

How to best prepare for your SIELE exam?

Take group or private classes or a combination of both at our Spanish school in Heredia and/ or in Samara Beach. If you only want to focus on your problem areas or if your pre-exam preparation time is limited you just take private lessons.

Can I take the preparation course in Sámara Beach and the exam afterward in Heredia City?

Yes, you can absolutely do that. Just for your last week of classes we need you to be at our Heredia city campus, as the exam will be on Friday for your last week of classes. During your last wee,k it's also important that you receive an introduction to the technology which is required for the exam and which we only offer in Heredia.

Why should I combine both school loations?

Both of our school locations are unique, authentic and so different from each other in terms of lifestyle, climate and ambience. When dividing your Spanish program between both campuses you have the chance to discover a country of contrasts, experiencing the different cultures that this small but multifaceted country has to offer, including our wide range of optional activities at each campus location.

Some activities are the same among both campuses, such as Latin dance or cooking class, while others are unique within each region. In Heredia you can take advantage of going out to local Salsa dance bars or do short day trips to nearby volcanoes, waterfalls or hot springs, while in Sámara you can enjoy the privileges of being located right on the beach, where taking surf lessons is as convenient as an early morning yoga classes in our beachside rancho with fresh ocean breezes.

Meet our Heredia city campus! One of our former students contributed this great video: "A student´s perspective":

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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178 USD
Starting at $178 for the exam only.
Costa Rica - Heredia, Heredia Province
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Open Enrollment
Costa Rica - Heredia, Heredia Province
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