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AUK Hosts Deputy Chief of the Spanish Embassy

14th Jan 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) hosted Mr. Guillermo Rebollo Diez, the Deputy Chief of the Spanish Embassy in Kuwait for a lecture to the AUK community covering the DELE examination.
In his talk, Mr. Rebollo Diez introduced the attendees to the Spanish cultural heritage, including its widely spoken language. He introduced the students to the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), which is issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and its six levels from A1-C2 to signify proficiency level. This certification system falls within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)—an international standard for describing language ability.

Mr. Rebollo Diez encouraged the students to pursue this certificate due to its international and lifetime recognition of language proficiency. During his Q&A session, he encouraged the students to be brave and put their language into practice to overcome the challenges of learning a new language. 

Professor Claudia Mejia, Spanish instructor at the Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages at AUK and a certified Spanish examiner was encouraged by the attendance. She commented, “There is a growing interest in Spain and Latin America at AUK; events like this motivate students to immerse in the language and culture of Ibero-America. The next step is to organize field trips and study abroad opportunities so students can experience the real benefits of learning a language.”

Mr. Guillermo Rebollo Diez during his lecture

General photo of the lecture

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