On-line Spanish preparation course for the Diploma DELE level B1

The DELE Spanish diploma B1 certifies that you have an intermediate command of Spanish as a second language and that you are an “independent user”.

On this level you can clearly understand the main points of input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will be able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

According to the Common European Framework of Languages at this level you will have reached the following knowledge and skills:

 

The DELE B1 examination at this moment is structured in the following way:

  • Reading comprehension (70 minutes)
  • Written expression and interaction (60 minutes)
  • Listening comprehension (40 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.

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

 

Who is this DELE B1 course aimed at?

This programme is aimed at those people who have reached a level in Spanish that places them around B1 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 B1 level our preparation course for DELE B1 allows you to prepare yourself specifically to sit successfully the DELE B1 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 B1 level and corresponding DELE B1 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 B1 preparation Course

  • Study activities: 12 h
  • Continuing assessment, review and evaluation activities: 12 h
  • Simulation of exam and examination drill: 3 h
  • Extra study: 7 h
  • Direct Skype and Hangout lessons: 2 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 B1 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.

 

This DELE course is presented in two forms:

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

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