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Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 6 - Results

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:25 pm
by s_allard
Today I got the results of the DELE C2 test that I took in November. At the bottom of the form in big letters was the word APTO that I wanted to see. So, it's all over. The detailed results are:

Prueba 1 Uso de la lengua, comprensión de lectura y auditiva: 25.4 / 33.33
Prueba 2 Destrezas integradas: comprensión auditiva, comprensión de lectura y expresión e interacción escritas: 21.11 / 33.33
Prueba 3 Destrezas integradas: comprensión de lectura y expresión e interacción orales: 20 / 33.33

These results are not the greatest. I thought my speaking skills (prueba 3) were the strongest and writing (prueba 2) were the weakest but I`ll take them. Now on to German B2.

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 6 - Results

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:38 am
by Tom
Congratulations on passing. If you don't mind me asking, what methods did you use to achieve such an advanced level of Spanish?

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 7 - Results

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:05 pm
by s_allard
Tom wrote:Congratulations on passing. If you don't mind me asking, what methods did you use to achieve such an advanced level of Spanish?

Thanks for the congrats. It would be too long and boring to detail the whole process that led up to the exam. I've had a love affair with Spanish for many, many years. I also think I was stuck in a sort of intermediate level rut forever until a couple of years ago when I made a number of decisions:

1. I had became interested in polyglottery and joined the old HTLAL forum. So I figured out that if I was going to learn other languages I had to get Spanish out of the way. I set my sights on the DELE C2 because it was the highest level of official recognition outside of the traditional academic system.

2. Since I'm a language teacher myself and a firm proponent of certain ideas about how to learn languages I decided to do as I always said. The first step was to hit the books and all the fabulous reference material on the web.

3. A big factor in developing oral comprehension was systematically and intensively listening to recordings of various programs from the web. In some cases I would put some clips into Audacity and listen to them over and over again.

4. I used paper flashcards and some Anki with whole sentences for specific subjects like the imperfect of the subjunctive.

5. I think the biggest boost in proficiency came from working with a Mexican tutor for a year and a half over Skype. One of the things I had to do was write a real letter to a Cuban friend more or less every week. Before sending off the letter, the tutor and I would make the necessary corrections and discuss points of grammar and vocabulary. It was great to see the improvement week after week.

This experience is what led me to believe that constructive feedback is one of the most effective factors in developing productive skills.

I should also point out that the tutor was very helpful with understanding the recordings when I just couldn't figure out what was being said.

Hope all of this was useful.

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 6 - Results

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:41 pm
by smallwhite

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 7 - Results

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:41 am
by Tom
s_allard wrote:
Hope all of this was useful.



Yes, very much, thank you! I also feel like I have to get Spanish out of the way before moving on to another or other language(s). I don't know if that means going all of the way to DELE C2 or not, but it's not important yet as I'm still a beginner. So I'll see how things play out. Thanks again for the info.

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 6 - Results

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:12 pm
by Spoonary
¡Enhorabuena! What an achievement! :)

I have had similar feelings about Spanish. Even though I got my Spanish degree and was very happy with my results, I still can't let myself focus on any other language without getting my Spanish... not 'out of the way' as such, but to a level where I can say yes, I've done that now, and move on. I doubt that will ever happen though :lol:

Re: Taking the Spanish DELE C2 exam - Part 6 - Results

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:51 pm
by NoManches
I'm a few months late.....but congratulations!! I found this thread while searching for anything related to the C1 exam which I plan on taking.

I think a lot of your observations and advice will apply to the C1 exam. Thanks again for taking the time to make these posts!