DELE/SIELE preparation courses

DELE/SIELE preparation courses

About this course

Courses are offered in five levels, from A1 to C1. The division of the levels corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference which addresses the degree of difficulty in the acquisition of content and the increasing complexity of written and oral products that are required of students at the end of each course.


The DELE/SIELE preparation courses are dedicated for students who will apply to one of the tests. These courses will help these students to properly face the tests, because in addition to knowing the structure of the exam and the criteria for correction, they will learn how to approach each section and various strategies. Depending on the individual needs of the enrolled students, various types of texts will be worked on, especially difficult grammatical issues or useful resources, oral resources that ensure better action.


Initial level A1


Level A1 is subdivided into 2 courses. The A1.1 course does not require prior knowledge of Spanish, while course A1.2 is intended for students who already have prior knowledge of the language, but have not yet consolidated the linguistic and communicative objectives of the level (false beginners). In both courses, based on an active methodology in which the student communicates in Spanish from day one, one learns to formulate and use simple daily expressions aimed at meeting basic needs, such as: understanding and providing personal, family and professional information. Locate chronological activities or events and express their frequency. Describe people, places and things.  Understand and express personal and other personal tastes and preferences, or understand and express the location and how to reach places or buildings and express agreement and disagreement.


Initial level A2


At the end of the A2 level, the student is able to engage in social relationships simply, but effectively, using simple and common expressions, and following basic formulas. He engages in basic social functions, in brief social situations, and knows how to make and respond to greetings, invitations and suggestions, to ask for and accept apologies, to give advice and instructions, etc. The student is able to describe in simple terms aspects of his past (talk about experiences, his past life, recount anecdotes) and his environment, as well as issues related to his immediate and daily needs.


Intermediate level B1


Level B1 is subdivided into three courses, B1.1, B1.2 and B1.3. Students who reach a B1 level are able to communicate adequately in a neutral registry in everyday topics such as family, work, hobbies and interests, travel and current events, expressing themselves with reasonable correction orally or in writing and making use of a broad but simple repertoire of vocabulary, structures and formulas. Likewise, they are able to face authentic texts produced by native speakers, in a standard language level. They express the time in the past, present and future and know some uses of the subjunctive mode.


Advanced level B2


At the end of level B2 (which is divided into three modules B2.1, B2.2 and B2.3) students have a similar competence to that usually required at the beginning of higher education (pre-university or similar course).  The student can use the Spanish language in known situations and contexts and perform routine tasks with a certain level of autonomy, although they may need the help of a native speaker in certain cases, that is, he/she masters the Spanish language sufficiently to to function in normal life situations that do not require specialized terms of life.


Domain level C1


Students at C1 level have a repertoire of resources large and rich enough to communicate fluently and naturally. Therefore, they produce complex, well-structured texts. They are also able to adapt to context, intentions and interlocutors.