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School of Humanities DELE: Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera

The University is a centre for the examination in the Spanish Government’s official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE - Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

The exams are the official accreditation for the degree of fluency of the Spanish exams. They’re issued and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport of Spain and are organised by Instituto Cervantes and the University of Salamanca.

Examinations are held twice a year, in May and November.

Fees

The examinations are offered at six levels:

A1 (Acceso - Elementary)

£100

A2 (Waystage)

£125

B1 (Inicial - Intermediate)

£140

B2 (Intermedio - Advanced)

£160

C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency Level)

£170

C2 (Superior – Highest Level)

£180


Exam dates

Exam sessions at Strathclyde:

Exam sessions for 2020

Enrolment dates

Levels offered

Saturday, 16 May

25 November – 18 March

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2


Saturday, 14 November

14 November - 7 October

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2

*Registration forms may be obtained from Lidia Acosta Mederos (lidia.acosta@strath.ac.uk)

 

New online preparation courses for the DELE exams

The next session starts on 27 January 2020 and will have a duration of 15 weeks.

These new online courses are aimed at prospective candidates for the DELE exams.

They will cover the different proficiency levels described by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.

Who are the courses for?

Although the courses are aimed at familiarising learners with the format of the DELE exams, they also help to prepare you where a particular level of proficiency in Spanish is needed such as working or living abroad, support for other university courses and primary school language policies.

What is the fee?

The fee per course is £250.

We are now offering a 20% discount for Strathclyde Staff and Students.

When do they run?

The courses will run twice a year in August and late January/early February and will last 15 weeks.  The next course starts on 27 January 2020.

How is the course taught?

The course will be delivered online although to improve your oral skills there will be some group sessions via Skype meetings (virtual lessons).

You’ll be able choose your own timetable and the only thing you need is the use of a computer with access to the Internet.

The computer platform used for these online courses is moodle, which is very user-friendly. It allows a frequent and personalised interaction between tutor and learners, and amongst the learners themselves.

All the materials will be provided and available in moodle at the start of the course. These include a variety of exercises and activities: reading comprehension, productive writing, listening comprehension, role-plays, a student forum, external links, etc.

Will I get a certificate?

When the course is completed, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance. If you decide to sit the exam at Strathclyde, within the following six months, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the exam fee.

Enrol for the course

Enrol for the DELE preparation course via our online shop