NOW: You are serious about passing your DELE / SIELE exam, or the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc). You want to prepare well - but you simply don't have the time to fly off to some residential language school abroad (besides, it's costly and probably will see you buried in a group class...).
More importantly - you're independent, a self-motivator who works well on your own. What you really want is expert help with a personalized study plan based on YOUR strengths and weaknesses, established at the outset by means of a proper diagnostic (free). You want one-on-one coaching in the comfort of your own home, with flexible hours to meet your busy schedule.
Your tutor must be able to understand when you need to ask something in English, plus the study material must be in English. And these Skype or Zoom tutorials mustn't cost more than US$14 per hour, with no hidden costs. Payment must be secure and easy, with no bank transfer charges.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, WE OFFER AT DELEhelp.
PLUS: we offer you a free sample 96-page e-book, our in-house WB#9.2, that's a complete orientation about the DELE / SIELE exam (the formats, curricular content and assessment criteria) with top tips on how to ace it.
PLUS: we offer a free, one hour exploratory Skype session, in English, with our Director of Studies, to explain these exams and our coaching methodology, and answer all your questions.
All you need to do, is send us the quick & easy CONTACT INFO FORM, so that we can know where to e-mail you the download link (by asking for the e-book and benefiting from the free Skype session, you are under absolutely NO OBLIGATION to sign up for classes).
So, there's nothing to lose - send us the form (click on the blue link above) and indicate when you would like the exploratory Skype session to take place (NB - expressed in Guatemala time, please: GMT -6). We look forward to assisting you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you ask for the free e-book, please add the following e-mail address to your "safe sender" list, and check your spam filter, if you seem not to have received a reply from us. This is the e-mail address from which the link will be sent to you: email@example.com
For IMMERSION with HOME-STAY, and for sitting your exam on-site (SIELE or OPIc), come to our acclaimed sister school in LA ANTIGUA, called PROBIGUA, where your face-to-face tuition will SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATE with our online coaching (eDELE is the online arm, and PROBIGUA the brick & mortar one, using the same academic content; our Dr. Willem Steenkamp is the Director of Studies of both).
NB: because of the covid-19 crisis, the exams of April and May have been CANCELLED
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Are you prepping for a Spanish language exam?
For example, for the examen DELE of the Instituto Cervantes, or its new online twin, the SIELE? Or perhaps the USA's Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the ACTFL?
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.
Unfortunately, there aren't many resources out there, focused and in English, to help you prep for something as different as the DELE / SIELE or the OPI. Where can you learn what the assessment 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 proper DELE / SIELE exam preparation book, in English, FREE? Plus an exam expert with whom to practice for the ORAL exams...?
We at DELEhelp know these challenges first-hand. We know the OPI and the DELE / SIELE from the student perspective (our Director of Studies himself passed the DELE C2, and we are accredited exam coordinators for the SIELE & proctors for the OPIc).
We understand that you need your own, personalized study plan, based on a proper initial diagnostic of YOUR particular strengths and weaknesses, backed by dedicated study material in English + experienced tutors, flexibly available, seven days a week, to fit in with your busy schedule.
This is what Daniel, who recently passed DELE C1 (on his first try, without having done any previous levels) said about our tuition:"I could not have done it without the rigorous training you and your team put me through. Thank you for everything you all did to contribute to my success with the exam."
Alex, who passed B2, said: Working with Willem and Monica was extremely valuable in my preparations for the DELE B2 exam. I was travelling at the time and they were able to be flexible and work with different time zones and my availability. They tailor the content of the lessons to what the particular student is looking for and to the syllabus of the DELE exam. Having gone through multiple mock exams with Monica, I felt more prepared and confident in tackling the format of the exam on the day. They are truly wonderful people and they made the lessons enjoyable as well as effective in improving my Spanish.
Kevin, who passed A1, said: My first experience with the DELE exam preparation process did not go so well … for a few months I studied when I could find the time and practiced online a bit with native speakers ... When test time came around I did my best and actually enjoyed the exam experience, but, the test was much different than I had anticipated and it I was clearly far from the mark … I failed pretty miserably on all four test sections. I felt sorry for myself but quickly realized that I just needed a better learning approach.
Fortunately for me, the day of my tragic exam experience I met two other, better prepared, test-takers and they told me about their very positive test prep experience using a plan developed for them by the folks at DELEhelp. I enlisted the DELEhelp team within a week … we created a study plan to get me to the A1 level in all categories. In my case I was strongest in reading and writing, so listening and speaking would be emphasized. Together we chose an exam date and got to work ... This combination of homework and independent study, along with live review in Spanish with a native speaker worked wonders for me. I felt quite confident heading into the exam.
When I received my results I had a bit of a surprise waiting. I had comfortably passed the reading, writing and listening sections of the exam but I was a bit shocked to find that I had received a perfect score on the oral section (25/25). My smile muscles severely cramped after an hour or so of constant use ... I now understand that I can continue as far as I want down this path if I am only willing to follow an effective plan and put in the effort required…It’s hard work but it is not magic and it is well worth every minute.
This is what Katie wrote us after receiving her "APTO" result (after having failed first time round, when she had relied solely on self-study for the DELE A2):
I passed. APTO! I will show you my score changes below. Thank you so much! My oral and listening scores doubled. I am so grateful. I could not have accomplished this without all the written study material you created and all the Skype sessions we had together. I am forever grateful :)
May 2019 DELE A2 scores - studied on my own:
Reading 20.00; Writing 12.43 Total 32.43 (low Apto) Listening 11.67; Oral 8.33 Total 20.00 (NO Apto)
Nov 2019 DELE A2 scores - with your help:
Reading 20.83; Writing 17.92 Total 38.75 (Apto) Listening 20.00 (Wow!); Oral 16.67 (100% better) Total 36.67 (Apto)
Thank you again!