Friday, December 14, 2012

Dele exam for Spanish language learners

If you have been learning Spanish for a long time maybe you have listened about Cervantes Institute, if not this information is going to be very useful for you.  As you know, languages as English or French have some exams that were created with the purpose of evaluating the command that foreign people have of them.  In English case, we have TOEFL, IELTS, etc, whether you want to show your French skills you need to be prepared for DELF and DALF exams.  Spanish is not an exception. It has DELE, but who created it and why?
Now, we have to talk about Cervantes Institute. This is a public institution creada in 1991 in Spain.  Its main objective is to promote and to spread Spanish – speakers culture.  Besides that, it is in charge of issuing with the Education and Science Ministry authorization Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) and organize the exams essential for its obtaining.  According to your knowledge you can be classified in the following categories:

A1 Level: You are able to understand and use very common daily expressions in any place of Spanish-speaking world, aimed to satisfy immediate necessities.    

A2 Level: You show your skills let you to understand phrases and very common daily expressions related with experience areas that are specially relevant, e.g. basic information about himself or herself and his/her family, shopping, interesting places, occupations, etc.

B1 Level (Beginner): Your skills allow you to understand and react adequately in front of situations more habitual from quotidian life and for communicating wishes and necessities in a basic way.

B2 Level (Intermediate): Your expertise permits you to get on common situations of daily life, in normal circumstances of communication which a specialized use of the language is not required

C1 Level: You can express yourself clearly and without having to limit all that you want to say.  You have a good command of a big vocabulary, even coloquial and idiomatic expressions  

C2 Level (Upper): You are able to communicate yourself in situations which high use of language is necessary and you know the cultural aspects that are revealed by that.

At we have a very big experience preparing students for this exam.  We can help you with this requirement in the moment you want to take it.  Don’t worry you can come with us.   

1 comment:

  1. I think the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture and country, and also attend specific courses. I'm actually looking for DELE courses in Barcelona. I've never been in Spain before, so I'm very excited!