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The Spanish (Proficient/C1) test evaluates a candidate's high-level proficiency in the Spanish language at the C1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and speaking skills.

Covered skills:

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Idioms
  • Literature
  • Current Events
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Speaking
  • Culture
  • History

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Spanish (Proficient/C1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Spanish (Proficient/C1) test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to understand and interpret spoken Spanish
  • Ability to comprehend written Spanish texts
  • Strong vocabulary in Spanish
  • Knowledge of grammar rules and ability to apply them correctly
  • Ability to write in Spanish with proper syntax and structure
  • Proficient speaking skills in Spanish
  • Knowledge and understanding of Spanish idioms
  • Familiarity with Spanish culture
  • Knowledge of Spanish literature
  • Understanding of Spanish history
  • Awareness of current events in Spanish-speaking countries
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Spanish (Proficient/C1) test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Spanish (Proficient/C1) test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Spanish (Proficient/C1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Spanish (Proficient/C1) test?

The Spanish (Proficient/C1) test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish language
  • Apply advanced listening comprehension skills
  • Analyze complex written texts in Spanish
  • Utilize a wide range of vocabulary in Spanish
  • Apply advanced grammatical structures in Spanish
  • Produce well-structured and coherent written texts in Spanish
  • Engage in fluent and effective spoken communication in Spanish
  • Recognize and use idiomatic expressions in Spanish
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Spanish culture
  • Analyze and interpret Spanish literature

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Spanish (Proficient/C1) test?

  • Listening Comprehension

    This skill measures the ability to understand spoken Spanish, including distinguishing different accents, understanding fast-paced conversations, and comprehending complex dialogues. Evaluating listening comprehension is essential in assessing an individual's overall language proficiency and their ability to interact effectively in real-life situations.

  • Reading Comprehension

    This skill assesses the ability to understand written Spanish material, such as articles, reports, and literary texts. It requires the comprehension of complex vocabulary, sentence structures, and the ability to infer meaning from context. Evaluating reading comprehension is crucial as it reflects an individual's language proficiency and their capacity to gather information accurately.

  • Vocabulary

    This skill measures the knowledge and understanding of Spanish words and their meanings. It includes the ability to identify and use appropriate words in various contexts, which is crucial for effective communication, both orally and in writing. Assessing vocabulary proficiency provides insights into an individual's linguistic competence and their ability to express themselves fluently.

  • Grammar

    This skill evaluates the understanding and application of Spanish grammatical rules, including verb conjugation, sentence structure, and syntactic coherence. Measuring grammar proficiency is essential as it directly impacts the accuracy and clarity of communication. It enables the identification of potential weaknesses, ensuring effective language usage in different contexts.

  • Writing

    This skill assesses the ability to produce written Spanish texts with clarity, coherence, and appropriate use of grammar and vocabulary. It measures the individual's capability to express ideas effectively, organize thoughts logically, and convey information accurately. Evaluating writing skills provides valuable insights into an individual's ability to communicate proficiently in a written format.

  • Speaking

    This skill measures the ability to orally communicate in Spanish, including pronunciation, fluency, and the use of appropriate vocabulary and grammar. Assessing speaking proficiency is vital as it reflects the individual's capacity to engage in conversations, express opinions, and convey ideas effectively. It allows recruiters to evaluate the oral communication skills required for various roles and responsibilities.

  • Idioms

    This skill evaluates the understanding and usage of idiomatic expressions in Spanish. It measures an individual's familiarity with cultural references and their ability to interpret and use idiomatic phrases appropriately. Assessing idioms helps identify candidates who can effectively integrate cultural nuances into their language usage.

  • Culture

    This skill assesses the knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture, including customs, traditions, societal norms, and historical context. Evaluating cultural competence is crucial as it reflects an individual's appreciation and respect for diverse perspectives, enabling effective communication and integration within Spanish-speaking communities.

  • Literature

    This skill measures knowledge and understanding of Spanish literary works, including renowned authors, literary movements, and significant literary texts. Assessing literature proficiency provides insights into an individual's ability to comprehend and analyze complex literary content, demonstrating their engagement with the Spanish language and culture.

  • History

    This skill assesses knowledge and understanding of Spanish history, including significant events, historical figures, and social, political, and cultural developments. Evaluating historical knowledge is essential as it highlights an individual's awareness and understanding of the historical context that has shaped the Spanish-speaking world, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the language and culture.

  • Current Events

    This skill measures awareness and understanding of current events, news, and issues relevant to Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Assessing current events knowledge reveals an individual's engagement and interest in contemporary Spanish-speaking societies and their ability to connect linguistic skills with real-world contexts.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Spanish (Proficient/C1) test to be based on.

    Listening comprehension
    Reading comprehension
    Vocabulary building
    Grammar rules
    Writing skills
    Speaking fluently
    Spanish idioms
    Spanish culture
    Spanish literature
    Spanish history
    Current events in Spanish-speaking countries
    Conjugation of verbs
    Common expressions
    Sentence structure
    Regional dialects
    Formal and informal Spanish
    Spanish phonetics
    Spanish phonology
    Spanish syntax
    Spanish morphology
    Spanish phonetics
    Figures of speech in Spanish
    Public speaking in Spanish
    Intercultural communication in Spanish
    Spanish proverbs
    Spanish folklore
    Spanish cuisine
    Spanish art
    Hispanic writers
    Spanish poetry
    Spanish novels
    Spanish dramas
    Golden Age of Spanish literature
    Spanish conquests
    Spanish colonization
    Spanish revolutions
    Spanish independence movements
    Spanish Civil War
    Modern Spanish politics
    Latin American history
    Latin American literature
    Hispanic diaspora
    Spanish-speaking celebrities
    Spanish-speaking sports personalities
    Spanish-speaking musicians
    Spanish-speaking actors
    Spanish-speaking filmmakers
    Famous Spanish architecture
    Spanish-speaking Nobel laureates
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What roles can I use the Spanish (Proficient/C1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign Language Specialist
  • Tour Guide
  • Bilingual Customer Service Representative
  • Language Program Coordinator
  • Proofreader
  • Language Consultant
  • International Relations Specialist

How is the Spanish (Proficient/C1) test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Demonstrate understanding of Spanish history
  • Stay updated on current events in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Demonstrate the ability to express opinions in Spanish
  • Apply critical thinking skills to Spanish language materials
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish-language technology tools
  • Stay updated on advancements in Spanish language education
  • Apply advanced Spanish language teaching methodologies
  • Utilize immersion techniques for Spanish language learning
  • Apply advanced strategies for teaching Spanish grammar
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective assessment practices in Spanish education
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Spanish (Proficient/C1) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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