On January 11, 2017, Xuetangx.com and Heilongjiang International University entered into an agreement whereby HIU has gained its official authorization to become the second official testing center in China after Cervantes Institute in Beijing became the first exam center; meanwhile, HIU became the first Spanish language education school in China to have entered into cooperation with SIELE, the international Spanish assessment examinations.
And March 2017 will witness the first session of SIELE language exams to be held in the venue of HIU campus.
Present at the signing ceremony were Vice President of Xuetangx.com, Mr Zhang Bo, Vice Executive President of HIU, Mr Sui Jun, and Director of International Cooperation and Exchanges Office of HIU, Mr Sun Fengxi.
During his speech at the ceremony, Vice President Zhang Bo stated that Xuetangx.com has been vigorously expanding and establishing test centers in China ever since November 21, 2016 when Xuetang became the Chinese partner of SIELE and when its online registration platform went into operation. Xuetang has been actively conducting in-depth exchanges with various Spanish language faculties in various higher learning institutions and language education centers. Test takers in Northeast China are now enjoying more conveniences now that a SIELE test center is now available on HIU campus. Through joint efforts in the years ahead, a smooth operation of such test center will surely bring such benefits as test venue and test dates to local test takers.
Vice President Sui Jun stated that he was delighted that HIU has become the second test center in China. As one and only higher learning institution in Heilongjiang province specializing in language education, HIU has been conducting close exchanges with SIELE. HIU has rich experience in conducting such international exams as Main Suite Exams from Cambridge English Language Assessment, TestDaf and Test of Russian Language Exams from the Russian Federation. And HIU offers excellent services to its test takers.
SIELE is the first global recognization assessment of Spanish language proficiency in the form of online standardized examinations. SIELE was jointly created by one institute and three universities in the year 2015. Telefonica Education Digital is the global operator of SIELE and SIELE has been formally launched and is now in operation in over 30 countries so far.