SCQF Level 6
Community Based ESOL and Modern Languages

Course Overview
The Preparation Course for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) Level C1 is a 15-week online course beginning in early August and February each year designed to improve your general knowledge of Spanish language while preparing for the DELE examination at level C1 taking place in May and November.

The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official qualifications granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education Culture and Sport of Spain certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish.

The DELE examinations follow the guidelines and levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which ensures international recognition of the level of language learning reached. Edinburgh College currently offers DELE preparation courses for the following levels of the CEFR: 
  • Diploma in Spanish Level A2 
  • Diploma in Spanish Level B2 
  • Diploma in Spanish Level C1
What You Will Learn
In the DELE Preparation Course, you will learn the necessary skills to complete the different tasks you will find in the DELE examination you want to achieve covering the four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking.
  • Reading: You will learn how to recognise and understand a variety of different texts and practice various exam-focused skills
  • Listening: You will learn how to listen and understand in a variety of different situations such as announcements formal lectures and radio programmes as well as formal and informal discussions and conversations 
  • Writing: You will learn the practical skills needed to write specific letters and compositions using appropriate language and how to structure a cohesive and coherent piece of writing 
  • Speaking: You will learn how to give personal and general information to introduce a topic or express and discuss your opinions. You will practise regularly with a native speaker on-line who will advise you about using grammar and vocabulary improve pronunciation and develop strategies to successfully achieve the speaking tasks of the examination
Entry Requirements
  • The course tutor will contact applicants to offer advice on levels and complete enrolment
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Edinburgh College is an examination centre of the DELE diplomas in Scotland with two examination sessions a year in May and November covering all levels of the CEFR
  • Students enrolled in the course and sitting any of the DELE examinations at Edinburgh College in May or November will receive a 20% discount of the examination fee (not included in the course fee)
  • For examination prices contact the course tutor or visit:
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Preparing other DELE examination levels or SQA qualifications in Modern Languages 
  • Further study in languages and related areas employment and/or training.
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Working abroad or in a career that requires a second language
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Open Learning
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 26/08/2019
  • Monday 03/02/2020
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/01/2020
  • Friday 05/06/2020
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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