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Complete Guide to the CELU Exam [2023]

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Would you like an internationally recognised Spanish qualification without breaking the bank? Then the CELU exam is for you!

This one-day test is accredited by the Argentinian Ministry of Education, and happens twice a year around the globe.

Read on to learn how the exam works, how to register, and how to study for it.

How Does the CELU Exam Work?

The CELU exam has only one format, rather than several levels. It consists of two parts:

  • Oral exam (15-20 minutes)
  • Written exam (3 hours)

From these two parts, students are awarded either an Intermediate or Advanced level. These correspond respectively to CEFR B2 and C1. The level achieved is further qualified as good, very good, or excellent.

What Type of Spanish Does CELU test?

The CELU is awarded by an Argentinian institution. However, examinees don’t have to use a particular type of Spanish to complete the test. For example, you do not have to use the vos form if you are not familiar with it.

However, you do have to know the difference between formal and informal registers. You must also be grammatically correct and consistent.

In the oral exam, you must be able to communicate effectively with the examiner. But pronunciation, vocabulary, register, and syntax of all varieties of Spanish are accepted.

2023 CELU Exam Dates

The CELU exam takes place twice a year, usually in June and November. This year, the first date for the digital CELU exam is June 2nd, 2023. The speaking element takes place on the 8th and 9th. When the November date is published, we’ll update this page.

How to Register for the CELU Exam

To take the CELU exam, you need to register online. Registration opens up about 1-2 months before the exam date. For June 2023, registration is between April 13th and May 4th through the CELU website.

After the exam is complete, students should receive their results within 45 days, and their certificate in 120.

How Much Does the CELU Exam Cost?

One of the biggest draws of the CELU exam is its affordable price. While other Spanish exams can cost up to £200, the CELU in Europe currently costs €90.

How to Study for the CELU Exam

The CELU exam tests reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Use Kwiziq’s exercises to brush up on all of these areas ahead of time so you can get the best mark possible! And don’t forget to use our kwizzes to identify which topics need more attention.

For these resources and more, sign up for a free Kwiziq account today!



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