DELE Examination Preparation Course - Intermediate level
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General Objectives of the CoursePreparation Course for DELE Exam - intermediate level provides training for students who are interested in independently submit to examination for B2 DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language B2) at the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes.
Preparation Course for DELE Exam - intermediate level follows a communicative approach following the pedagogical model published by Instituto Cervantes to prepare for the DELE exam. It consists of seven teaching units (DU) exploring the functional, grammatical, lexical and cultural content which has been set by Cervantes Institute as a Curriculum Plan for this level. Each PC develops a general topic around which various activities are held for developing the different communicative skills (listening, reading comprehension, writing and oral expression and interaction). The aim is for students to achieve the objectives set by the Cervantes Institute to successfully pass that examination.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsAccording to the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute for B2 level students should possess the following skills:
• possess linguistic and non-linguistic resources required to participate in communicative exchanges with a degree of fluency, accuracy and enough proficiency so that their partners understand without straining;
• have an awareness of language that enables them to avoid the mistakes which lead to misunderstandings and be able to use enough resources to clarify ambiguous situations and explain what the speaker meant;
• have sufficient vocabulary for arguing and expressing nuances without significant errors and with a clear pronunciation;
• be able to evaluate the communication situation and the effect of comments in order to adapt the linguistic register and the level of formality in different circumstances;
• have language skills to describe the details of an issue, make requests and resolve conflict situations by using argumentation and persuasive words.
• have linguistic and non-linguistic capabilities that enable to deal with social interactions without difficulty;
• be able to participate in a conversation or discussion, revealing cooperatives capabilities: correctly reacting to statements and deductions of other speakers and contribute to the development of what is being said;
Knowing to establish a relationship between one’s own contribution and that of the other speakers;
• connect sentences fluently and have a clear and coherent discourse;
• Effectively use a variety of connectors to mark clearly the correlations between ideas;
• being able to develop an argument, highlighting the most significant aspects of the issue and provide the relevant details that support the argumentation;
• during the course of meetings or seminars being able to follow the heated discussions and identify different points of view;
• express ideas and opinions with precision, develop an argument with some complexity and respond to arguments with conviction;
• conduct effective and fluent interviews, spontaneously turning away from prepared questions and following a coherent expository line and giving relevant answers.
• be able to understand any text, either addressing concrete or abstract topics including technical discussions;
• be able to handle any type of texts, even linguistically complex .The pronunciation must be formal on the cultural norms register and speech development must articulate explicit discourse markers
• view the processing capability limited by excessive background noise, inadequate discourse structure and idiomatic use of language;
• dealing with articles, reports, news, interviews, documentaries and debates on current issues where specific positions and views are taken;
• understand films and plays where the default language is used;
• handling of specialized thematic known documentation, and outside it, with the help of a dictionary;
• locate relevant information in longer texts, quickly identify the content and importance of the information and decide whether further analysis is required;
• write summaries with clearly structured sentences and analyze sequences and points of view. Be able to take notes in lectures on specialized subjects, without lingering on the words and lose some information.
Mode of StudyFace-to-face
Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsRegulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingPreparation Course for DELE Exam - Intermediate level follows a continuous evaluation, in which each student is monitored by the teacher, there is no test or final evaluation, since this course is designed to prepare the student to in an independent manner, pass DELE exam at Instituto Cervantes.
As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.
- Study Programme
1st SemesterStart date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd SemesterStart date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014