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Preparation for Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) Level C1

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Open learning

Duration 18 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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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. This is an external exam that you will have to sign up for outside of Edinburgh College. 

 

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. 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. 

 

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

  • 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 practice regularly with a native speaker online who will advise you about using grammar and vocabulary improve pronunciation and develop strategies to successfully achieve the speaking tasks of the examination 

How the course is assessed

  • This is a preparation course designed to prepare you for the Diploma in Spanish Level C1 exam 
  • You will have to sign up for this exam externally as it is not part of the Edinburgh College curriculum 

Number of days per week

  • Open Learning

Entry requirements

  • The course tutor will contact applicants to offer advice on levels and complete enrolment

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

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 

Career options

  • Working abroad or in a career that requires a second language

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 01/08/22 18 Weeks

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