About this course
The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE)
Officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) certify your level of competence and knowledge of the Spanish language. They open the doors to universities for you, but they will also close them to you, if your level is not good enough. The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams. What are they?
What is DELE used for?
DELE (Diplomas de español como lengua extranjera) is a certificate of linguistic competence. It is aimed at all people whose mother tongue is not Spanish and who wish to move to a Spanish-speaking country, whether to study at a university, do an internship or even work. It therefore opens the doors to Spain but also to all of the South American continent (except Brazil).
These diplomas are indeed the only ones to be officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de España (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports), as well as by many Spanish-speaking countries and institutions.
Which test to take?
In accordance with European standards, the DELE provides for 6 skill levels, from A1 to C2. The classification is as follows:
– A = elementary level (Breakthrough – Waystage): can understand and use common expressions, can introduce himself, ask simple questions and answer;
– B = independent level (Threshold – Vantage): can understand concrete and abstract subjects, express himself with ease on subjects relating to his experiences or opinions, possibly on technical subjects;
– C = experienced level (Effective Operational Proficiency – Mastery): can understand demanding texts, speak fluently on complex subjects, with fine nuances.
Nature of the tests
Each test has a written part and an oral part in front of an examiner. Its duration and degree of difficulty depend of course on the level. Thus for the A1 test, the writing lasts 90 minutes while for the B2 it lasts 210 minutes.
Each test includes several exercises of different types aimed at checking your reading, speaking and expression skills. The B test also includes vocabulary and grammar questions.
DELE exam dates and registration deadlines:
How can I register?
– First of all, you will have to fill out attached form and send it back to us with a photocopy of the identity document (front and back) or passport.
– Once we have received your documents, we will send you an invoice.
– You must proceed to the payment of the invoice by check or by bank transfer; once we have received said payment, we will proceed with your registration.
– You will then receive a registration confirmation (the registration receipt) and the payment receipt.
* Normally our center allowed applicants more time to complete the payment, but during the last session of February 2021 there were many cancellations that had not made the payment, and our center was damaged. Therefore, the management decided to modify the procedure and adjust to the deadlines indicated by the Instituto Cervantes.
To register, it is advisable to remember to make the payment a few days before the registration deadline, so that our center verifies the payment and can carry out the procedure. If you wish to cancel your registration at a later date, you can consult the website of the Instituto Cervantes, under the heading “Quiero anular mi inscripción DELE, ¿se me devuelve el dinero?”.
You can get more information here or come to our school where we will be happy to help you.
If you need more information, please contact us by phone (+33) 667 537 741 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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