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DELE - Spanish

DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera), is official certificate granted by Spanish Ministry for educational for knowledge in Spanish.

What is DELF?

DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera), is an official certificate granted by the Spanish Ministry for educational knowledge in Spanish.

These certificates are valid for a lifetime. If any student wishes to take the DELE exam, he/she must not be a citizen of a country where Spanish is the mother tongue.

Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles certifying a degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.

The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams, and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams.

DELE Junior
12 Years Old +
DELE Senior
16 Years Older +

A1 - Spanish

Duration: 100 Hours

User can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. User can interact in a simple way like asking questions and answering basic things provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

A1 Content Glossary

Duration: 25 - 30 Hours

  1. Salutations
  2. Alphabets
  3. Phonetics, Orthographs, punctuations
  4. Numbers (Ordinal, Cardinal)
  5. Irregular Verbs (estar,tener/haber and Interogativeform)
  6. Expressions with estar verb
  7. Expressions with tener/ haber
  8. Regular Verbes Conjugation (ER, IR, AR ending)
  1. Possessive Adjective
  2. Demonstrative Adjectives
  3. Adjectives of Nationalities, Quality, Quantity
  4. Pronouns (COD, COI)
  5. Future Proche (Near Future Tense)
  6. Passe Recent (Near Past Tense)
  7. Interrogative Pronouns
  8.  How To Frame Questions (Questionaire)
  9. Negative Form Adjectives

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. How to do shopping
  2. How to book a room
  3. How to make an appointment
  4. Inquiry about registration
  5. Rent a car / apartment
  6. What to do if you are lost in France
  7. Take help
  8. Offer Services
  9. Describe the house, in the third person
  1. To talk about timings
  2. Talk about events, Festivals
  3. Take services from the library
  4. Public transports
  5. Accept or reject proposals
  6. Go for holidays, Vacations
  7. How do tell about the weather
  8. Professions with places
  9. To describe the climate of a city, country

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Aula internacional

Writing Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

  1. How to Fill the Registration form
  2. How to write a letter
  3. To invite someone for any occasion(Birthday, Marriage, Festival…)
  4. Accept or Refuse the invitation
  5. Invite a friend to watch a movie, to spend vacations with you
  6. To tell your family or friend about your new city, new City
  7. Invite a French friend to spend vacations in your country
  8. Write good wishes to someone for his exams, new job…
  9. Write to ask for services (Hotel reservation, book a tour…)
  10. Email a friend to ask his/her news
  11. Respond to an informal email
  12. Write an informal postcard
  13. Write a condolence message
  14. Respond a letter
  15. To react according to subject
  16. Write about your Spanish classes (Experience, Teacher….)

Writing Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

  1. Family and Social Relations
  2. Loisirs Activities, Hobbies
  3. Spanish Festivals, Rituals, Occasions, Myths, Important dates
  4. Cities of Spain their geographical, historical, economic, political importance
  5. Spanish Speaking countries
  6. Study of Popular Monuments of Spain
  7. Basic information about Spanish speaking countries

A2 - Spanish

Duration: 100 Hours

User understands sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance They can communicate and exchange information on familiar and routine matters in simple terms regarding matters in areas of basic need.

Grammar Section

Duration: 25 - 26 Hours
Marks: 25

  1. Subjective Moods
  2. Conditional Moods
  3. Plu Perfect Tense (Plus que Parfait)
  4. Hypothetical Sentences
  5. Active Passive
  6. Direct Indirect
  7. Use of Past Tense
  8. Use of Gerund
  9. Form a story using Perfect and Imperfect tense
  10. Use of Relative Pronouns
  11. French Conjunctions

Speaking Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

A. Monologue

  1. Speak about your family
  2. Speak about the person you love
  3. To tell about the festivals of your country
  4. Speak about the country you want to live in explaining the reason
  5. About your favorite book
  6. Festivals & Traditions of your country
  7. Tell me about the movie you’ve watched recently
  8. Talk about your studies and your future goals
  9. To talk about past events, accidents, Incidents, Visits
  10. Unforgettable moments
  11. To talk about your regret, desire
  12. To deal with complex situations
  13. To describe a place, or person in detail
  14. To give an impression of the place
  15. To defend opinion
  16. To talk about social issues, events, festivals, and rituals.
  17. To describe a place, or person in detail
  18. To give definitions (What is friendship, Intelligence)
  19. To describe a place, or person in detail

B. Role Play

  1. To buy movie tickets, Museum, Opera Evening
  2. Book a restaurant for an event
  3. Ask for specific food or drinks
  4. File a complaint (To repost against lost bags, wallets, suitcases, and passports)
  5. To ask for permission for some activity
  6. To give explanations, Excuses
  7. Making announcements
  8. Plan a tour, Vacations, Trips
  9. Urgent call ( Medical emergency, report an incident)
  10. Rent or buy a car, apartment
  11. To convince for an activity, work, food, event, meeting
  12. Describe your Profile
  13. Importance of learning French

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Aula internacional 2

Writing Section

Marks: 25

Letter Topics:

  1. Write about unforgettable moments
  2. Write your experience about Past events, Visits, Festivals Celebrated, Marriage
  3. Write about your impression of the place visited
  4. Express your opinion
  5. Write Personal Journal
  6. Accept, refuse, post pone invitations
  7. To ask for advice from friend
  8. How to write Personal Journal, Blog
  9. Describe events of past accidents, incidents, conflict
  10. Invite a friend to attend some event, or occasion
  11. To Inquire about services from hotels, museum

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Read brochures, Advertisements, Website content, Services
  2. Read short news articles on social issues including
    1. Travel diaries
    2. Media
    3. Mode Of Communication
    4. Biography of a person
    5. Environment

B1 - Spanish

Users understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. To speak for 3 to 5 minutes on a social topic, news article
  2. Describe the personal and professional journey (Parcours)
  3. To give opinions on social issues, events
  4. Defend and prepare an argument on a given subject
  5. Emotions (Jealousy, Fatigue, Anger, Love, Stress…)
  6. Conclude an argument bravely
  7. Enjoy effortlessly dealing with complex situations likely to arise in daily life
  8. Interview conversations, Debates
  9. Use of formal salutations and vocabulary
  10. Understand the corporate and political world
  11. Deal with mature conversations
  12. To express a point of view
  13. Capable to describe any word, place, event, person, or situation without making any grammatical errors.
  14. Spontaneous role plays

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Aula Internacional

Writing Section

Marks: 25

Temas de escritura

  1. Ha recibido un pedido de un conductor de entrega que no sea La Poste y descubre que las mercancías están dañadas cuando el paquete parecía estar intacto. Usted envía una carta de queja a la empresa que ordenó para encontrar reparación.
  2. En los últimos años, en Francia, la mezcla de escuelas ha sido objeto de debates: ¿deberíamos mantener las escuelas mixtas, donde las niñas y los niños estudian juntos, o no sería mejor volver a escuelas separadas para niñas y niños?
  3. Está a favor o en contra de la diversidad en la escuela?
    Tu amigo no escribe bien francés. Para ayudarlo, escribes un pequeño relato de lo que pasó para su agente de seguros. 160-180 palabras.

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Interview conversations, Debates
  2. Understand the corporate and political world
  3. General awareness about French psychology and Civilisation
  4. Social issues and problems in France
  5. Social awareness and challenges

B2 - Spanish

Users can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

Need To:

  1. To understand what is the tone, mood, sense, expression, emotions, intention, context, ideology, point of view, and purpose of the speaker.
  2. Good awareness of topics related to social problems, Social reforms, in France and French Speaking (Francophone) countries.
  3. Sound knowledge of French life, Cultural values, Rituals, Social Evils, and Social conflicts.
  4. How to win over technical terminology
  5. Develop competency to debate (20 minutes)  on news articles, bulletins, radio interviews, blogs, current affairs, and other long documents with defending your own point of view bravely.
  6. Ability to use language without committing any Grammatical errors using synonyms and antonyms.
  7. Find out the real problems or challenges in the document and prepare arguments for a strategy to debate with the jury.
  8. Ability to speak on hypothetical, Socio-Economical, Political, Technological, Spiritual, Vocational, Educational, Environmental, Socio-Legal, Psychological, Motivational, and Cultural topics.
  9. Can maintain Spontaneous, Fluent, Effortless, Comprehensive, Clear, Brave, Polite, Initiative, and Argumentative Conversations.

Topics:

  1. Exponer el pensamiento abstracto, comentar
  2. Aprobar, desaprobar, justificar el punto de vista, hacer una concesión, marcar la oposición, resaltar, insistir, demostrar, exponer, analizar
  3. Hacer suposiciones, expresar probabilidad
  4. Dar los pros y los contras
  5. Fortalecer, aclarar, matizar
  6. Participar, continuar una conversación, terminarla, invitar a alguien a unirse a una conversación
  7. Decir que entendemos
  8. Dejar claro
  9. Reformular
  10. Presentar las opiniones de los demás
  11. Resumir

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Aula Internacional

Topics:

  1. Puede incluir conferencias y discursos bastante largos e incluso seguir un argumento complejo si el tema es relativamente familiar.
  2. Puede incluir la mayoría de los programas de televisión en las noticias y la información.
  3. Puede incluir la mayoría de las películas en lenguaje estándar.

Writing Section

Marks: 25

  1. Puede escribir textos claros y detallados sobre una amplia gama de temas relacionados con mis intereses.
  2. Puede escribir un ensayo o informe transmitiendo información o estableciendo razones para o en contra de una opinión dada.
  3. Puede escribir cartas que resalten el significado que personalmente atribuyo a eventos y experiencias

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Puede leer artículos e informes sobre cuestiones contemporáneas en los que los autores adoptan una actitud o punto de vista particular.
  2. Puede incluir un texto literario contemporáneo en prosa.

C1 & C2 DELE

Students can now understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Expresses fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices. Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

Summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely in complex situations.

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. Active participation in  organized debates
  2. Public communication with professionals on political issues  council,local or national assemblies, political-party or union meetings)
  3. Radio broadcasts, recorded messages
  4. Participation in court hearings and formal hearings
  5.  Public speeches to familiar or friendly listeners  expressing sympathy, condolences, happiness, prayers

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Long, complex, argumentative speeches (proselytizing and political discourse) including thesis, legal actions, and declarations

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, language dictionaries, manuals, text books, monographs, summaries, travel-guides, aide-memoirs, précis, and tracts.

Writing Section

Marks: 25

  1. Write the summary of newspaper articles, speeches essays about controversial topics include:
    • Urbanismo
    • Ecología
    • Investigación Espacial
    • Investigación Médica
    • Progreso científico
    • Educación Científica
    • Los peligros de la ciencia