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Exam preparation courses

DELE, SIELE, business exam preparation courses

Our exam preparation courses are carefully designed to give you both the confidence and skills to excel in your Spanish exam. They will help you gain an internationally recognised Spanish language qualification.

Taking an official exam is stressful when you don’t know what to expect, or are unaware of your weak points. Our exam preparation courses help you with this, giving you the confidence and knowhow to succeed. Linguaschools exam preparation courses are designed around the mostly internationally known and recognised Spanish proficiency language exams. These are the DELE, the best known Spanish language proficiency exam; the SIELE, a widely recognized, modular proficiency exam; or one of the exams of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce. Our experienced teachers will prepare you to the fullest.

COURSE DURATION 2-4 weeks
INCLUDED Class material and attendance certificate. Exam fees are not included
START DATE Varies per destination.

DELE Exam Preparation

Level: min. A2 level

The DELE exam preparation course is made for students who will take the official and internationally recognised DELE certification. This exam is particularly important for those students who wish to study in a Spanish university or work in a Spanish-speaking country. 

 

The DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) certificates are granted by the Cervantes Institute in the name of Spain's Ministry of Education. DELE exams follow levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. 

 

Our DELE preparation courses vary slightly per destination. The DELE 10 course consists of 2 private lessons per day, Monday to Friday. With the DELE 20 you will have 4 classes in a group of other students who are also dedicated to exam preparation. The DELE 20+5 and DELE 20+10 are like our combination courses. You have 4 small group lessons of general Spanish plus 1 or 2 private lessons each weekday, focused on personalized DELE exam preparation.

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DELE 10 (individual)
DELE 20 + 5

SIELE Exam Preparation

Level: min. A1 level

The SIELE exam preparation course prepares students for the SIELE (International Spanish Language Evaluation Service) exam. The SIELE is a Spanish test and certification created by the Instituto Cervantes, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Salamanca. The SIELE is a proficiency exam that certifies Spanish ability to various language competency levels. It works with a points system equivalent to levels on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1. 

 

The SIELE 10 exam preparation course consists of 2 private lessons per day, Monday to Friday, focused on a personalised SIELE exam preparation. The schools where we offer these exam preparation courses are also official SIELE exam centres. Contact us if you wish to take the exam immediately after the course.

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Madrid Chamber of Commerce Exam Preparation

Level: min. B2 level

This course will prepare you for one of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce (MCC) exams. The exam itself is accredited by Universidad Alcaláde Henares and The Madrid Chamber of Commerce. The Madrid Chamber of Commerce exams focus on the use of Spanish in a workplace environment. There are exams for different levels and work fields, for example Spanish for Business, Spanish for Tourism and Spanish for Medicine. 

 

The Business 10 course consists of 2 private lessons per day, Monday to Friday, focused on a personalised preparation for any of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce exams. The schools where we offer these exam preparation courses are official Madrid Chamber of Commerce exam centres. Contact us if you wish to take the exam immediately after the course.

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FAQ

When does the course start?

All courses begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Starting in the middle of the week is not possible.  Most courses start any Monday of the year. If Monday is a holiday and the school is closed, the course will start on a Tuesday. There are fixed start dates for absolute beginners and for some special courses, such as exam preparation courses or extensive evening courses. Customised individual classes can start on different weekdays. 

At what time does the first class start?

The exact start time will be written on your personal page, no later than 5 days before the start of your course. Depending on the destination, this can be somewhere between 7:30 and 9:00h, but can also be in the afternoon.

What happens if there are no students with the same level as I have?

As Spanish language specialists, all Linguaschools schools have a fair amount of students of different levels, all year round. This means we are always able to form groups of students of the same level. In the exceptional case that you are the only student in your level range, you will receive a reduced number of private lessons instead.

What is the course timetable?

In general, group classes take place in the mornings between 9:00 and 14:00 and in the afternoons between 14:00 and 19:00. Timetables vary per destination and might be subject to change during peak times.

What is the DELE exam?

DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) certificates are granted by the Cervantes Institute, in the name of Spain's Ministry of Education. DELE exams follow levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. We offer courses that prepare you for this certificate and some of our schools are official exam centres for the DELE exam, so you can take the exam there too. Contact us for more information.

What is the SIELE exam?

SIELE is a proficiency exam that certifies Spanish ability to various language competency levels. It works with a points system equivalent to levels on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1.

We offer courses that prepare you for this certificate and some of our schools are official exam centres for the SIELE exam, so you can take the exam there too. Contact us for more information.

I think the level of my group is too high or too low. What can I do?

First contact the secretary of the school if you think you are in a group learning at the wrong level for you. They will discuss this with your teacher or the head teacher and inform you of the possibilities to transfer you to another group.

Who are my class mates?

The age, nationality and background of Linguaschools students is very diverse. Whether you are a university student or haven't studied for the last 20 years, the schools’ atmospheres makes you feel at home immediately.
From July to September in Spain, there is a higher proportion of relatively younger people (students), then during the rest of the year. Our students are from all over the world. This varies a little per destination, so if you want to know more exact, check out the statistics provided on the page of each destination.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, on the last day of your course you will receive a certificate indicating the time spent at the school, the number of lessons attended and the level achieved. Attendance of at least 80% is necessary to obtain such a certificate.