DELE Preparation Courses - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expanish offers tailor made courses in order to prepare students for the DELE exam. These courses will enable students to take their exams with confidence.
What is the DELE Exam?
The DELE (Diploma de Español Lengua Extranjera) is a linguistic proficiency exam that accredits the student's competency in the Spanish language. This internationally recognized accreditation is granted by the Cervantes Institute (Spain). The exam is only offered three times a year and can only be administered by an institution accredited through the Cervantes Institute.
The preparation course for the DELE exam
The preparation course for the DELE exam consists of individual classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specifically designed to ensure the student develops the necessary competencies to pass their selected level of the exam (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). Beginner students wanting to take the DELE course will need approximately 8 weeks of lessons before starting at DELE A1 level.
The classes introduce a variety of activities to promote development of the four basic skills (writing, reading, conversation, and listening), all of which are necessary to successfully pass the DELE exam.
A wide variety of Spanish texts are used in all writing and listening exercises to expose students to all forms of Spanish language throughout the Hispanic world, including Spain and a number of Latin American countries.
Students receive learning materials to specifically prepare them for the exam and will be coached in each area of the evaluation. At the end of the course, the student will be given a practice exam which will help them to integrate their acquired knowledge and skills and to practice as if they were in the "real" testing situation.
Description of the competencies according to levels
Diploma de Español Nivel A1 (Beginner level):
This qualification certifies that the student is able to successfully manage commonly used expressions and has developed the basic Spanish that is needed to communicate immediate needs and to manage everyday topics and situations.
Diploma de Español Nivel A2 (Elementary level):
This certificate attests that the student is capable of understanding commonly used phrases and expressions of a personal nature (basic personal and family information, running errands, local geography, hobbies, etc.).
Diploma de Español Nivel B1 (Intermediate level):
This level attests to a sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires, needs and opinions in a basic way using a neutral Spanish, without local nuances.
Diploma de Español Nivel B2 (Intermediate level):
The B2 certificate demonstrates that the student can understand and communicate complex topics, including technical or abstract themes, can produce clear and detailed texts that include analysis or the defence of a personal opinion, and can naturally interact with any native speaker with fluency and ease.
Diploma de Español Nivel C1 (Proficient level):
At this level, students are expected to be able to use the structures of the language with ease and fluency, both in written and oral communication. Students should be able to adapt their language to a variety of social situations, and express opinions and take part in discussions and arguments in a culturally acceptable way.
Diploma de Español Nivel C2 (Advanced level):
The advanced C2 certificate proves that the student has developed the necessary language competence to manage any situation with ease, quickly adapt their communication style to different contexts with precision and accuracy, and understand the cultural customs embedded within the language that they use.