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DELE 20 Exam Preparation Program

The DELE or Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language are official titles which certify test takers' level of understanding and command of the Spanish language, and which are granted by the Instituto Cervantes in the name of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.  DELE exams follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe and are held for six language levels: A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2. This Spanish Exam Preparation Program will prepare you to successfully pass the DELE Exam, the only officially recognized Spanish certificate intended for non-Spanish speakers. Most don Quijote schools are official DELE examination centers. 

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CLASSES/WEEK 20
SMALL GROUPS MAX. 8
CLASS DURATION 55 MINUTES
ALL LEVELS
START DATES (DEPENDS ON DELE EXAM DATES)
PROGRAM DURATION 2-4 WEEKS
WRITTEN AND ORAL LEVEL TEST
MINIMUM AGE 17
TEXTBOOK INCLUDED
DELE Preparation Program 1

Successfully pass the DELE Exam and certify your Spanish Proficiency

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR

This DELE exam preparation program is designed for students looking for an official and internationally recognized certification of their Spanish proficiency level. This is particularly important for those students who wish to study in a Spanish university or work in a Spanish speaking-country. Students will attend an Intensive preparation program focused on passing the exam. In the program, you will review past DELE exam questions, learn exam techniques and receive insider tips from experienced DELE teachers. This program takes place 2 or 4 weeks before the official exam dates and consists of 20 weekly classes. Don Quijote is an official DELE exam center. Students can choose to add private DELE classes to their DELE 20 Program should they need extra exam preparation support. With don Quijote, over 80% of our students pass their DELE exam successfully the first time they take the exam.
 

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We offer the DELE 20 Preparation Course for each language level examined (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2). The program duration is 2 or 4 weeks and consists of 20 weekly classes aimed at preparing you for the upcoming exam. The program dates are right before the exam dates. You can attend a DELE preparation course at any don Quijote school in Spain or Latin America.

Dates and annual fees for the DELE exams are established annually by the Instituto Cervantes. Exam fees are the same at any exam center. Instituto Cervantes requires each student to fulfill personally their own application and pay for their exam fee ahead of time.  The final deadline to sign up to the exam is generally a month before the exam date.

The DELE exam dates for 2018 are:

  • February 9th 2018 for the level A2
  • April 6th 2018  for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • May 19th 2018 for all levels (A1 to C2)
  • July 13th 2018 for levels A2, B1, B2, C1
  • September 14th 2018 for the level A2
  • October 5th 2018 for levels A2, B1, B2
  • November 10th 2018 for all levels (A1 to C2)

The DELE 20 Preparation Program start dates for 2018 are:
  • 2 weeks program: January 29th – March 26th – May 7th – July 2nd – September 24th – October 29th.  
  • 4 weeks program: January 15th – March 12th – April 23rd – June 18th – August 20th – September 10th – October 15th
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The DELE Exam follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe and are held for six language levels: A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2. At don Quijote we are very experienced at preparing students for this exam. The 5 language skills that are evaluated through each exam level are reading comprehension, written expression, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, and oral expression.

 
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LEVELS THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE WITH THIS COURSE

basic user

Uses basic key vocabulary and simple grammar structures to interact with native speakers about familiar topics.

  • A1, A2
    25
    beginner, elementary

independent user

Communicates accurately and is able to develop a fluid conversation with native speakers on most topics.

  • B1, B2
    50
    intermediate, upper intermediate

PROFICIENT USER

Expresses himself or herself naturally and spontaneously in complex personal, professional or academic situations.

  • C1, C2
    80
    advanced, PROFICIENT
  • A1 exam format

    The A1 diploma certifies that the student is able to communicate using Spanish in a basic way in everyday situations.
    This exam is made up of different parts organized into 2 groups:

    Group 1: Reading comprehension (45 minutes, 4 tasks) and written expression and interaction (25 minutes, 2 tasks).
    Group 2: Listening comprehension (20 minutes, 4 tasks) and oral expression and interaction (15 minutes).

  • A2 exam format

    The A2 diploma certifies that the student can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions.
    This exam is made up of different parts organized into 2 groups:
    Group 1: Reading comprehension (60 minutes, 5 tasks) and written expression and interaction (50 minutes, 2 tasks).
    Group 2: Listening comprehension (35 minutes, 5 tasks) and oral expression and interaction (15 minutes).

  • B1 exam format

    The B1 diploma certifies that the student can understand the idea of clear texts, deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken, produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics and describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes.
    This exam is made up of 4 parts:

    Reading comprehension (70 min)
    Listening comprehension (40 min.) 
    Written expression and interaction (60 min.)
    Oral expression and interaction (30 min: 15+15)

  • B2 exam format

    The B2 diploma certifies that the student can interact with native speakers, produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics and understand the ideas of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics.
    This exam is made up of 4 parts:
    Reading comprehension (70 min.)
    Listening comprehension (40 min.)
    Written expression and interaction (80 min.)
    Oral expression and interaction (40 min: 20+20)

  • C1 exam format

    The C1 diploma certifies that the student can understand a wide variety of lengthy texts and grasp their implicit meaning, express themselves fluently and spontaneously, use Spanish flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes, and produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity.
    This exam is made up of 4 parts:
    Reading comprehension and use of language (90 minutes, 5 tasks).
    Listening comprehension and use of language (50 minutes, 5 tasks).
    Integrated skills. Listening comprehension and written expression and interaction (80 minutes, 2 tasks).
    Integrated skills. Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes) (and 20 minutes to prepare).

  • C2 exam format

    The C2 diploma certifies that the student is proficient in Spanish and has the linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision.
    This exam is made up into 3 parts:
    Use of language, reading and listening comprehension (105 minutes, 6 tasks).
    Integrated skills: Listening and reading comprehension, and written expression and interaction (150 minutes, 3 tasks).
    Integrated skills: Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes) (and 30 minutes to prepare).

LAURA

Professor - Valencia

LAURA

In don Quijote you will find a great team of professors who are young and dynamic and who will guide you through a memorable learning experience. Come and learn Spanish while enjoying the local culture. We look forward to welcoming you.
 
JESUS BAZ

Head of Studies - Salamanca

JESÚS

I am passionate about teaching at don Quijote because its small class size allows me to build such great relationships with the students that they end up becoming part of my family, or friends, or simply Facebook friends... But the best and most important aspect of the school is that we all learn from each other.

Inma Serrano

Professor - Malaga

INMA

Being a Spanish teacher gives me the opportunity to live unique moments, like seeing the surprise expression on my students faces, live their enthusiasm once they understand something or feeling their satisfaction when they reach their language goals. In class I find live itself and it is fascinating how I grow when they grow, both on a personal and professional level.  
 
ALEJANDRO

Professor - Alicante

ALEJANDRO

Teaching Spanish allows me to learn many different cultures and ways of life. It’s also very gratifying to see students evolve and reach their full language potential. Meanwhile we all have fun in class.

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