eDELE's partner residential school, located in beautiful, historic La Antigua Guatemala.
To enjoy family homestay and immersion classes, 1-on-1, while seamlessly using your existing eDELE personalized study plan, material & methodology, come to PROBIGUA (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award winner). To see our PROBIGUA sub-page, click on this link
PROBIGUA is an accredited SIELE exam center
Are you prepping for an exam of Spanish as foreign language? For example, the examen DELE or its new online twin, the SIELE? Or the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the ACTFL, or perhaps a U.S. College Board exam such as the AP or SAT?
You know that these are not examinations of your abstract knowledge of grammar theory. Rather, they test your ability to actually communicate in Spanish - to understand and be understood. Which is very different from normal school or college exams.
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Unfortunately, though, there aren't many focused resources out there to help you prep for something as different as the DELE / SIELE or the OPI - just more grammar handbooks. There's virtually nothing to familiarize you with the unique format of each exam, or the curricula covered by the different DELE / SIELE levels , or the goals of the OPI. Where can you learn what the marking criteria are for these exams, or how to analyse the multiple choice questions of the DELE / SIELE, or how to effectively communicate in their different writing formats? Where can you get a comprehensive DELE / SIELE exam preparation book? Not to speak of the all-important oral interaction practice...
We at eDELE.org know these challenges first-hand. Our specialized DELEhelp division knows the OPI and the DELE / SIELE from the student perspective (our head having himself passed DELE C2). We know that, what students really want, is practical and affordable, one-on-one exam preparation via Skype, in the comfort of your own home. We understand that you need your own unique personalized study plan based on your particular strengths and weaknesses + dedicated study material in English + experienced tutors, flexibly available.
For more detail about DELEhelp and their specialized tutoring, see their own PAGE on this site - just click on this link: delehelp page
NB: DELEhelp also has its own BLOG, which is full of exam acing tips and useful links; to check it out, click this link: www.delehelp.org
(This isn't a contract; it doesn't commit you to any obligation - it simply helps us to set up your free chat).
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Each of our students can choose to have a unique course & content designed for him/her from scratch, for free (what we call FlexiSpanish). Or, if it happens to broadly suit you, you can choose one of our existing course frameworks as a starting point. We will then adapt it to your personal requirements, also as a free part of your tuition.
Since we are specialized course and content designers and not just another language school, we will provide you with a pre-agreed curriculum and study plan. This will be taught one-on-one, via Skype, by means of student-specific methods, by a suitable tutor. We provide our own study materials for free. These are in English, and relate the Spanish forms to the English ones you are familiar with. All initial course design interviews are free and are conducted in English, by a PhD-level academic. Classes are via Skype, in native Spanish, but with English back-up regarding questions you may have, or for complex explanations.
You can book (and cancel) your lessons with our convenient Scheduler. We believe in mutual trust and in keeping things simple, so we bill the old-fashioned way: monthly after having delivered your materials and classes (by the way, the cost of study material, homework setting / review and course design are included in the cost of the hourly tutorials: that US$10 per hour covers all. There are no hidden extras. You can pay us securely and conveniently via Xoom.com (owned by PayPal), Azimo or Sendvalu, depending on where you are in the world. You never need to share any of your banking or credit card data with us.
One-on-one, totally individualised and flexible online course & content, designed just for YOU.
This service is available for all students, from beginners to advanced. However, it is typically most suited to students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish and who want to maintain it, or build upon it, through regular conversation classes via Skype.
Otherwise, if you have a very specific study objective that isn't compatible with one of our course frameworks (such as a job-related learning need with unique terminology), our FlexiSpanish approach will permit us to agree and design for you a personalized package.
EXCELLENTIA DIDACTICA: ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA
INDIVIDUALIZED ONLINE SPANISH TUTORING AND STUDY MATERIALS
You're in your golden years; you know the importance of keeping your body fit, as well as your mind... You also now have more free time, and sometimes may feel a little lonely, or maybe just dreaming about new horizons to discover, itching for new challeges...
Well, it's been scientifically proven that there's no better way to keep the brain sharp than regularly practising a new language! We make it fun and interesting, with you and your new Latina tutor-friend having happy chats online, playing intellectually stimulating games and discovering a rich new world of literature, music, art and culture.
A bonus is your new ability to communicate in their tongue with many of your regular service providers, such as care-givers - and then to experience their appreciation...
Individualized tutorial packages designed especially for diplomats (and/or their spouses)taking up postings to Spanish-speaking countries. We focus on the relevant vocabulary and subject content (such as typical notas verbale & press releases, and the technical domains of different attachés) to the correct language register for different communication settings - not forgetting the social dimension and the everyday linguistic challenges of setting up home in a foreign language environment. Our tutorial assistance can supplement in-house language academy courses, or be free-standing. Designed by a former ambassador who also headed a diplomatic academy, our content is practical and relevant, our hours completely flexible and our rates unbeatable.
People in business know that our world has globalized (meaning more foreign trade, but requiring foreign language skills). At the same time, due to growing innovation, the number of product lines and services have further diversified (thus requiring more specialization in the language needed to sell each). Business Spanish definitely isn't "one size fits all". In business, we know, time is money - and the quickest, most focused results require personalized, one-on-one tutoring, with flexible schedules to fit busy business lives. eDELE is proud to offer all this at US$10 per hour, thanks to our low Guatemala overheads. Our exploratory Skype session is free, without any obligation. Try us.
eDELE's unique ACCESS helps you to quickly start communicating, by approaching Spanish from your familiar English linguistic base. In grammar, we focus on the composite tenses (i.e, similar to English) thus avoiding unnecessary "conjugation overload". Since Spanish and English both belong to the Indo-European language family, some 38% of vocabulary actually are related - we teach you the basic "conversion patterns" to transform familiar English words into Spanish. Above all, we practice conversation to help fluency and the very important pronunciation (if you make grammar mistakes, listeners can still mentally compensate and follow, but if you mispronounce, they're usually totally lost).
Help for teachers who themselves are preparing for certification exams such as the Illinois ILTS target language proficiency test in Spanish - let us help you ace your exam, with our personalized tutoring via Skype. Also for teachers who have frustrated advanced students in their regular classes - let us assist you by tutoring him/her separately online during class time, to the benefit of all. In cooperation with the teacher and parents, eDELE will design for each student (based on individual level) a suitable curriculum and course of proficiency-oriented language instruction. With regular assessment built in, the course will be continuously adapted to ensure the desired outcome. Taking into account regional variations, courses can be tailored to state standards, or to the College Board's Advanced Placement program for Spanish Language, or (for private schools) the Oral Proficiency Interview - OPI - of the ACTFL; alternatively, we can help you succeed in the internationally recognized DELE exams of the Spanish Ministry of Education.(see our page)