On-line Spanish preparation course for the Diploma DELE level C1

The DELE Spanish diploma C1 certifies that you have an upper-intermediate command of Spanish as a second language and that you are an “independent user”.

According to the Common European Framework of Languages at this level you will have reached the following knowledge and skills and will be able to understand a wide variety of extensive, quite demanding texts, as well as recognise implicit meanings in them and can express yourself fluently and spontaneously, without any obvious effort to find the right words. You can alo use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on topics having a certain level of complexity, with correct use of mechanisms for organising and articulating a cohesive text.


The DELE C1 examination is structured in the following way:

  • Reading comprehension and use of language (90 minutes)
  • Listening comprehension and use of language (50 minutes)
  • Integrated skills. Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes, and 20 minutes for preparation)
  • Integrated skills. Listening comprehension and written expression and interaction (80 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 C1 course aimed at?

This programme is aimed at those people who have reached a level in Spanish that places them around C1 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 C1 level our preparation course for DELE C1 allows you to prepare yourself specifically to sit successfully the DELE C1 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 C1 level and corresponding DELE C1 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 C1 preparation Course

  • Study activities: 10 h
  • Continuing assessment, review and evaluation activities: 10 h
  • Simulation of exam and examination drill: 5 h
  • Extra study: 7 h
  • Direct Skype and Hangout lessons: 5 h


Through this course you will be able to practice the exercises of the given tasks in each area of the exam, according to the current format of the C1 DELE examination:

  • Reading comprehension and use of language: multiple choice tasks and relating fragments, clozes
  • Listening comprehension and language use: completing texts with words or fragments, multiple choice tasks
  • Integrated skills. Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction: description and examples
  • Integrated skills. Listening comprehension and written expression and interaction: description and examples


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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