A NEW test has been launched to try to recognize the diversity of the Spanish language.

The test was launched by the Instituto Cervantes
The test was launched by the Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes, a worldwide non-profit organisation that promotes Spanish language and culture education, released a new Spanish competency test intended to match the English IELTS and TOEFL.

The SIELE is computer based, and grades listening, reading, writing and oral fluency on a 1,000-point scale.

By incorporating different variants of the language, the test seeks to promote the equality of the different Spanish-speaking populations.