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Old May 20th 2010, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Tele Addict
If you want a useful and recognised qualification afterwards you need to use the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
That's not really the case. The recognised certificate is the DELE and there are lots of language schools who will help you prepare for this.
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That's not really the case. The recognised certificate is the DELE and there are lots of language schools who will help you prepare for this.
If you want to work for the State, policía, profesor, bombero, enfermero, funcionario, etc you are going to need EOI, and it's going to cost a lot less than going elsewhere because it is subsidised by the State.
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Old May 20th 2010, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Tele Addict
If you want to work for the State, policía, profesor, bombero, enfermero, funcionario, etc you are going to need EOI, and it's going to cost a lot less than going elsewhere because it is subsidised by the State.
This is news to me. The DELE is the official certificate which matches the Common European Framework of language levels.

Are you saying it's not officially recognised?

What certificate is offered by the EOI?





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Old May 20th 2010, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Tele Addict
If you want to work for the State, policía, profesor, bombero, enfermero, funcionario, etc you are going to need EOI, and it's going to cost a lot less than going elsewhere because it is subsidised by the State.
I thought jobs with the police were closed to foreign residents? Don't you have to be a Spanish national? Something to do with having to swear an allegiance to the King instead of having a regular job contract, or something like that.

The Escuela Oficial is great, but I have to agree with the others that the DELE is the most official and recognised qualification for foreign learners of Spanish.

Not sure about the current state of play, but as recently as last year even the English language teaching at the EOI wasn't 'homologado' to the Common European Framework. I know they were in the process of changing this to try and get themselves recognised but I don't know how far into that process they are.
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Not sure about the current state of play, but as recently as last year even the English language teaching at the EOI wasn't 'homologado' to the Common European Framework. I know they were in the process of changing this to try and get themselves recognised but I don't know how far into that process they are.
I wondered about that, their levels appear to stop at B2 where the new Euro ones go to C2. I couldn't work out whether it was meant to be the same or not.
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Originally Posted by rachelk
Are you saying it's not officially recognised?

What certificate is offered by the EOI?
Maybe I'm wrong. If I'm talking rubbish you'll have to forgive me. I went before there was a common standard so maybe I'm about 3 years behind the time. I've got a couple of Spanish friends who are teachers and to teach English, as an addition to what they were already teaching, this is the qualification that was required. As to what the qualification is "nivel superior" is equivalent to "B2 del Marco Común Europeo de Referencia".
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Old May 20th 2010, 7:25 pm
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To be honest, it makes little difference to me - I don't really want it for the official qualification anyway. It's more like the certificates that the Wizard of Oz dished out to Dorothy's friends, I want a certificate to make me believe I can speak spanish......
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I want a certificate to make me believe I can speak spanish......
You don't need a certificate for that. Anyway I've got the certificate but I often feel I'm lagging behind my five-year-old's Spanish communication skills. I might know the grammar,etc, mechanically but she knows her stuff inherently.
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Several years ago, I spent about 6 months at Don Quixote language academy in Barcelona. I was quite satisfied with it. I think I learned a lot. They have schools in many cities in Spain, not just Barcelona. In addition to the classes, they also organized tourist and cultural activities around the area, which were a lot of fun.

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