On-line Spanish preparation course for the Diploma DELE level A1

The Diploma DELE level A1 Spanish as a second language, based on DELE examination level A1, accredits that you are a basic user of Spanish language and will be able to use elementary language in communication situations involving immediate needs or very common everyday matters.

According to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” at this level, you are able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of immediate needs. You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


The DELE A1 examination is structured in the following way:

  • Reading comprehension (45 minutes)
  • Written expression and interaction (25 minutes)
  • Listening comprehension (20 minutes)
  • Oral expression and interaction (15 minutes)


In order to pass the whole examination you must reach at least 70% of the total possible in each area of the DELE examination.

The final qualification is “apto” (“passed”) or “no apto” (“failed”).


Who is this DELE A1 course aimed at?

This programme is aimed at those people who have reached a level in Spanish that places them around A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and have the intention of sitting the corresponding DELE examination.

With differences to a Spanish course where curricular contents and subjects are studied in order to the prepare you to reach A1 level our preparation course for DELE A1 allows you to prepare yourself specifically to successfully sit the DELE A1 examination.

First, you will take a level test and with the help of your tutor who will decide if you may prepare yourself for this DELE examination and how.

The tasks and exercises which you will complete will allow yourself and your tutor to obtain a continuous analysis and exhaustive diagnostic of your knowledge and skills regarding the A1 level and corresponding DELE A1 examination.

Each task will help you to improve, reinforce and polish your knowledge and skills with regard to the DELE examination. The personalized tutoring will help you: it will help to detect existing problems, weak points and will resolve any doubts.

The IEMA tutoring system will prepare you in order to be able to effectively tackle the tasks of the DELE examination. To this end, the material of this DELE course has been created and developed taking into account the current and updated format of the DELE examination, it contains specific details regarding the typology and the character of the tasks as well as formal aspects. The course as a whole, including the corrections, instructions and recommendations of your tutor, mean a comprehensive DELE training which will contribute significantly to passing the DELE examination successfully. Again, please take into account the suggestions and recommendations of your tutor who is an expert in DELE examinations.


Contents and Structure of this DELE A1 preparation Course

  • Study activities: 7 h
  • Continuing assessment, review and evaluation activities: 7 h
  • Simulation of exam and examination drill: 3 h
  • Extra study: 5 h
  • Direct Skype and Hangout lessons: 3 h


Through this course you will be able to practice the exercises of the given tasks in each area of the DELE exam, according to the current format of the A1 DELE examination:

  • Reading comprehension: multiple choice tasks, relating and completing text fragments
  • Written expression and interaction: forms, e-mail, essay, composition, …
  • Listening comprehension: multiple choice tasks
  • Oral expression and interaction: presentation and description


In the areas of of written expression and oral expression and interaction you will be confronted with sample tasks, will get advice about how to face successfully the tasks and will get methods and proposals for composition and written expression.

Also, you will receive additional material such as mind maps, grammar tables, the use of Spanish idioms, exercises on vocabulary and grammar etc. – all adapted with regard to the official Curriculum of Instituto Cervantes and the format of the examination. This will not only improve your Spanish but will be beneficial during your DELE examination.


The course is presented in two forms:

  • Automatic course without tutor
  • Programme with tutor, running over 4 weeks

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