An Efficient Teaching Method

Our Curriculum is adapted to the guidelines of the Instituto Cervantes.
Our fundamentally communicative method follows procedures for significative teaching and the inductive approach, and is based on two fundamental principles:

The student is the focal point of all our teaching

At DILE our teaching is designed so that our students really learn. The teacher is essentially a stimulus for each student to learn and puts great effort into helping the student to make Spanish an integral part of his or her knowledge and life. This is why our students’ needs, outlook on life, ability, available time and reasons for learning Spanish are the parameters on which we base our teaching.

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We consider your acquisition of speaking and listening skills to be of prime importance, but we know that Spanish should not be taught in the same way to a person who wants to be able to speak to friends or travel, as to someone who intends to use the language in business or at university. For this reason we also develop other language skills (reading comprehension, writing, metalinguistic skills) and design the activities according to your needs and wishes.

Spanish is, above all, a tool for communicating and for socialising

All the activities and teaching materials used at DILE are intended to improve our students’ communication skills. We help you to perfect your language skills, but also your ability to adapt the way you speak to every situation, your knowledge of culture and your discourse skills and strategies. You will then be able to use Spanish to deal efficiently with tasks and problems you can already solve in your own language.

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Evaluation procedure

On the first day of the course a placement test is done so that DILE knows the needs of each student and can form groups of students with the same level of Spanish. The teachers also find out the specific aims of each student, in order to make the programmes as personalised as possible in each area.
The teachers carry out a weekly evaluation of the work done by the students and the progress made in comprehension and production skills, both oral and written, in vocabulary acquisition and in the use of grammar structures.
Students who would like their final level to be included in the attendance certificate must take the corresponding objective exams in addition to the continual assessment carried out by their teachers.

All Levels

We give courses at the following levels, based on the Common European Framework:

C2 – Proficiency (Mastery)
You can read any document fluently. You can express yourself in any situation by adapting your style accordingly. You understand the nuances and registers of spoken language and can take part in any conversation.
C1 - Upper-Advanced (Effective Operational Proficiency)
You can read and write all types of documents without difficulty. You can take part confidently in conversations with a variety of contents, using idioms for greater precision.
You can understand written and aural texts well and you can express yourself confidently in everyday and professional situations. You can give opinions and discuss things with ease.
B2 - Upper-Intermediate (Vantage)
You can understand and produce abstract texts in a given context. You can give opinions on and discuss concrete and abstract topics and manage in unexpected situations.
B1 - Intermediate (Threshold)
You can understand texts about everyday situations and topics of personal interest. You can express yourself with a certain degree of fluency in everyday and professional situations.
A2 - Pre-Intermediate (Waystage)
You can read and write simple texts. You understand questions and can give simple replies in everyday situations.
A1 - Elementary (Breakthrough)
You know a limited number of words and phrases, useful for expressing basic needs and asking simple questions.
You have never studied Spanish before.


Students who complete a course at DILE having attended at least 95% of the lessons are awarded an attendance certificate.

Students who take and pass an exam at the end of their course are awarded a certificate of attendance and competency.

In addition, you can get an official diploma if you pass the corresponding exams  (DELESpanish Business Certificate).

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Official Exams

If you are a motivated, responsible student, we guarantee that you will pass any exam for which you do the preparation at DILE. Over many years we have obtained excellent results in the preparation of the following exams: