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About LanguageCert USAL esPro

Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca has partnered with LanguageCert for the delivery of Professional Spanish Language examinations worldwide.

The two organisations have joined forces to continue offering the Spanish BULATS tests (Business Language Testing Service) under the new name LanguageCert USAL esPro. The tests continue to be developed by Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca, however they are administered through a new online platform provided by LanguageCert’s mother organisation, PeopleCert.

LanguageCert USAL esPro tests have been designed and abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards and are mapped to the CEFR. They aim to evaluate the language skills level of candidates who need to use Spanish for professional purposes. 


LanguageCert USAL esPro Tests

LanguageCert USAL esPro offers the following three tests to cover all four language skills:

  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Listening & Reading (Paper and Computer-Based)
  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Writing (Paper-Based)
  • LanguageCert USAL esPro Speaking (Paper-Based)

Candidates may take the above tests in any combination to meet their specific needs. The tests include a series of tasks that evaluate the candidates’ skills to use Spanish effectively in order to communicate in different contexts.

Paper-Based: All candidates take the same test, regardless of their language proficiency and they receive a certificate from A1 to C2 level depending on their performance.

Computed-Based: The questions adapt uniquely to the level of each candidate, and depending on their performance, candidates receive a certificate from A1 to C2 level.

Download the LanguageCert USAL esPro brochure (English version)

Download the LanguageCert USAL esPro brochure (Spanish version)


Who are the LanguageCert USAL esPro Tests intended for?

  • Non-native speakers of Spanish worldwide wanting to provide documented evidence of their knowledge of Spanish, for employment
  • People who need proof of their Spanish language skills for their everyday or working life
  • Students attending business courses in Spanish language, where a proof of knowledge of Spanish is required
  • Learners who require an externally recognised certification of their command of the Spanish language to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies.


What makes the LanguageCert USAL esPro Tests different?

  • There is no ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ mark, as candidates receive a grade on a scale of 0 to 100. Candidates who achieve a grade of 10 or above, receive a certificate from A1 to C2 level depending on their performance.
    Information about the CEFR levels you may find here.
  • All candidates receive electronically a Test Report with their separate scores for every language skill examined
  • The tests are candidate-friendly, requiring little specific preparation
  • The Listening & Reading test is available both in Paper and Computer-Based versions
  • The Computer-Based version is a Computer-Based Adaptive test ⃰
  • The tests do not require any previous business experience.

Please, click here to find more about the range of benefits that LanguageCert USAL esPro tests offer you.

⃰ The test’s questions are automatically selected by the computer, based on the right or wrong responses provided by the candidate. In other words, the questions become progressively easier or more difficult, adapting uniquely to each candidate’s skills.