Gran Canaria School of Languages


Official DIE diploma


 

 

 

The Gran Canaria School of Languages is the only authorised center for the DIE (Diploma Internacional de Español) examinations in Las Palmas.

 

The DIE is recognised by the Courses of Spanish Language and Culture of the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca.

 

The objective of the DIE consists of evaluating the capacity of each candidate to communicate effectively with other Spanish speakers.

 

The DIE is the most complete Spanish diploma that presently exists due to the multiple levels it offers:

- 10 levels in the oral examinations (View samples)

- 6 levels in the written examinations (View samples)

- 3 subjects as specific purposes: Business, Health and Tourism. (View samples)

 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

The oral and the written tests are independent. The candidate can pass both or just one of them. In the last case the candidate will only obtain the Diploma of the passed part.

 

ADVANTAGES

  • People who already have a certain level of Spanish can sit the D.I.E. examination without needing to take a course first.

  • Exams are held at our school every Friday throughout the year.

  • The contents of the D.I.E. exam are flexible and varied; the student can choose the subjects of conversation that interest him most.

  • The students do not have to obtain all the levels before achieving level 10. If his knowledge of Spanish allows it he can sit the exams for the level he believes to be most appropriate to him in that moment.

 

Description of the written DIE examination - Parts and scores

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A1

A1 Beginner:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

20 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

20 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

30 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (250-word essay)

30 points

A2

A2 Basic:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

20 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

20 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

30 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (250-word essay)

30 points

B1

B1 Intermediate:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

15 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

25 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

30 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (250-word essay)

30 points

B2

B2 Advanced:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

20 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

25 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

25 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (250-word essay)

30 points

C1

C1 Superior:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

25 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

25 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

25 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (250-word essay)

25 points

C2

C2 Master:

This test is worth a total of 100 points. In order to pass this test a minimum of 65% must be obtained. If a result of 85% or over is obtained the Diploma will contain a distinction.

 

Part 1: listening

30 minutes

25 points

Part 2: reading

30 minutes (20 questions)

25 points

Part 3: speaking

30 minutes (20-30 questions)

25 points

Part 4: writing

40 minutes (300-word essay + writing a formal letter)

25 points

 

 

PRICES

 

2016

Prices 2016:

 

DIE examinations

Any Friday at the school

Level

Oral examination

Written examination

A1

91 Eur.

70 Eur.

A2

109 Eur.

79 Eur.

B1

130 Eur.

82 Eur.

B2

144 Eur.

94 Eur.

C1

172 Eur.

96 Eur.

C2

177 Eur.

100 Eur.

Español para fines especí­ficos:

- Español comercial

- Español para fines médicos

- Español para el turismo

208 Eur.

179 Eur.

2017

Prices 2017:

 

DIE examinations

Any Friday at the school

Level

Oral examination

Written examination

A1

91 Eur.

70 Eur.

A2

109 Eur.

79 Eur.

B1

130 Eur.

82 Eur.

B2

144 Eur.

94 Eur.

C1

172 Eur.

96 Eur.

C2

177 Eur.

100 Eur.

Español para fines especí­ficos:

- Español comercial

- Español para fines médicos

- Español para el turismo

208 Eur.

179 Eur.

Yo no sabía hablar español antes de venir a esta escuela y mi madre también estuvo aquí.

Ragnar Ingi Ragnersson, Islandia.

 




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