Legal Spanish Language Certificate
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Legal Spanish Language Certificate

What is

Cerel.Online is a Legal Spanish Language Certificate. It proves that you can speak, read, understand and write well enough to deal with Spanish speaking lawyers. is purely a Spanish language exam. It tests the language and vocabulary and not any legal advice that the candidate might give as part of the exam.

How much does it cost?

£ 250.00

When can I take it?

8 April, 8 July and 8 Oct 2024
Upon registration, you will receive a link on the above date and you will have until the following Sunday at 7pm, London time, to click on the link and start the exam. From that moment, you will have two hours to complete the exam.

Where can I take it?

It's Online.

You can take the exam wherever your location is

What is the pass mark?

The exam is worth 100 points and, in order to obtain the certificate, you will need a total of 50 points.

What do I need?

You must have:

an Advanced or Upper Intermediate level of Spanish.

About us

Founded as a private language organisation set up by Daniel Cristiano and Liz Merchant.

Daniel Crisitano is trilingual Spanish, Italian and English. Qualified Argentine lawyer. Since leaving Argentina in 2002, where he practised law for 5 years, he has lived in Italy and the United Kingdom working as a Spanish teacher for various prestigious companies and colleges. Among them  King’s College London, London Business School and University of Oxford. In addition he has delivered intense one-to-one language tuition to British Foreign Office Diplomats.

Liz Merchant is the founder of Succeed in Languages (SiL), a language company that has been operating in the UK since 1997.  Liz has 37 years of experience in the industry both in the UK and LATAM. 

SiL have been working with some of their clients since 1997. Succeed in Languages are members of the British Argentine Chamber of Commerce, the Society of British and Argentine Lawyers and the British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce.

The test proves that candidates who pass it have a level of language that allows them to deal with Spanish speaking lawyers in a legal environment

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This part of the exam will consist of 30 questions based on 3 different texts:

  1. A piece of Legislation from either Spain or a Spanish speaking country
  2. A section of a contract
  3. A text where business and/or legal language is used 

This part of the exam will consist of 30 questions based on a number of three different audios:

  1. A short legal advice
  2. A piece of news on a legal matter
  3. A coversation or a comment on a current legal issue

This part of the exam will consist of 2 pieces of writing of between 120 and 180 words.

  1. Writing a letter 
  2. Writing a text based on a graphic

The speaking test will be conducted through Zoom and it may be recorded. The candidate will be given a few 20-minute slots in advance to choose the one that is most convenient for them. 

The whole test will be conducted in Spanish. This part is divided into two sections as it follows:

Part 1: Giving opinion and answering questions on a given subject. This part has a paragraph on the given subject to read as an input. (Total time of activity max 13 minutes, included 5 minutes for preparation)

Part 2: Presentation of a chart or graphics and answering questions accordingly. This part has an unexpected element; the chart or graphics. (Total time of the activity max 7 minutes)


The language tested will be of a high intermediate and advanced level of Spanish.


  • Current legal issues
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Power Distribution Contracts
  • Share purchase agreement
  • SPA
  • Arbitration
  • Administrative Law
  • Mergers and acquisitions


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  • 8 April 2024
  • 8 July 2024
  • 7 October 2024


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