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The Spanish DELE Diplomas are official qualification certifying the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain.

The Instituto Cervantes offers six DELE exams for adults, in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), seven exams calls per year and two specifics for schoolchildren.

Through the agreement signed with the Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE is a collaborating institution for the realization of the Spanish as a Foreign Language Diplomas (DELE) and has 65 Examination Centers in several Spanish cities.

Exam sessions and dates 2019

The registration period for the DELE 2019 is opened: On November 14th, 2018, for candidates who want to make the DELE exam in Spain or any other country in 2019.

Exam session
Written Exam
Registration Deadline
Levels
Registration
Exam session
February
Written Exam
February 8th
Registration Deadline
January 9th
Levels
A2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
April
Written Exam
April 5th
Registration deadline
February 6th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
May
Written Exam
May 24th and 25th
Registration deadline
March 27th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
July
Written Exam
July 12th
Registration Deadline
May 16th
Levels
A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
September
Exam session
September 13th
Registration deadline
July 24th
Levels
A2
Registration
Exam session
October
Written Exam
October 4th
Registration Deadline
August 21st
Levels
A2, B1, B2
Registration
Exam session
November
Written Exam
November 22nd and 23rd
Registration Deadline
October 9th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration

Exam sessions and dates 2020

The registration period for the DELE 2020 is opened on November 13th, 2019, for candidates who want to make the DELE exam in Spain or any other country.

Exam session
Written Exam
Registration deadline
Levels
Registration
Exam session
February
Written Exam
February 14th
Registration deadline
January 8th
Levels
A2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
April
Written Exam
April 17th
Registration Deadline
February 19th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
May
Written Exam
May 15th and 16th
Registration deadline
March 27th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
July
Written Exam
July 10th
Registration deadline
May 27th
Exámenes ofrecidos
A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
September
Written Examn
September 11th
Registration deadline
July 15th
Levels
A2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
October
Written Exam
October 2nd
Registration Deadline
August 5th
Levels
A2, B1, B2
Registration
CLOSED
Exam session
November
Written Exam
November 13th and 14th
Registration deadline
October 7th
Levels
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration
CLOSED

Levels

The diplomas are official qualifications certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, and it is divided in the following levels:

CEFR Levels
DELE for young learners
General DELE exams
CEFR Levels
A1
DELE foy young learners
DELE A1
General DELE exams
DELE A1
CEFR Levels
A2
DELE for young learners
DELE A2/B1
General DELE exams
DELE A2
CEFR Levels
B1
DELE for young learners
DELE A2/B1
General DELE exams
DELE B1
CEFR Levels
B2
DELE for young learners
General DELE exams
DELE B2
CEFR Levels
B2
DELE for young learners
General DELE exam
DELE B2
CEFR Levels
C1
DELE for young learners
General DELE exams
DELE C1
CEFR Levels
C2
DELE for young learners
General DELE exams
DELE C2

What does each qualification recognize?

The Spanish DELE Diplomas are the only qualifications of the Ministry of Education of Spain of international scope and are recognized worldwide by private companies, chambers of commerce, and by public and private education system.

 

  • The Spanish Diploma Level A1 accredits the sufficient linguistic competence to engage in situations that require a basic level of communication.
  • The Spanish Diploma Level A2 accredits that the student will have the sufficient linguistic ability to understand a basic range of the commonly simple and immediate relevance of expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world (basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • The Spanish Diploma Level B1 accredits the necessary linguistic competition to comprise the salient points of clear texts and describe experiences, events, whishes and desires, justify opinions, etc.
  • The Spanish Diplomas Level B2 accredits the sufficient linguistic competence to develop in ordinary situations of the daily life, in normal communication circumstances that do not require a specialized use of the language.
  • The Spanish Diplomas Level C1 accredits sufficient linguistic competence to express oneself clearly and without any limits. The student has a wide lexical repertoire, including colloquial expressions.
  • The Spanish Diplomas Level C2 accredits the necessary linguistic competence to engage in situations that require an advanced use of the Spanish language and a knowledge of the Spanish culture.

See the Levels of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

How to register?

Registration for the exam must be processed through the means that Instituto Cervantes has enabled for it within the established deadlines.

The registration can be done in two ways:

  • Online in examenes.cervantes.es, for candidates in Spain (for all levels except school-levels)
  • In each examination center, in case of the DELE carried out outside Spain.

The payment of the registration fees can be made online or at the corresponding examination center.

To register in these tests, it is necessary to provide, in addition to other mandatory personal data, a personal e-mail address. Said e-mail, whose correct functioning is responsibility of the candidate, will serve to communicate with Instituto Cervantes for exams sessions, grades, and other processes related to the DELE exam.

Parents, guardians or legal representatives must register minors or persons without legal capacity to act, bearing in mind that they must provide a different e-mail address for each of the candidates who register.

It is the obligation of the candidate, whatever the means of registration, to check the correctness of all the data that appears in the receipt received as proof of their registration, both in relation to their personal data and in what concerns the level, date and place of the session for the DELE diploma chosen.

With the payment of registration, the candidate:

  • accepts the general purchase conditions of the Instituto Cervantes and the general and specific terms and conditions of the DELE diplomas;
  • declares to fulfill the administrative and economic requirements required to obtain the DELE Spanish diploma; and
    • undertakes to attend the examination provided with those documents that certify compliance with these conditions, which are:
      • the receipt of your registration;
      • your passport or official identity document with photograph, for its correct identification;
      • and the examination session of the center in which you have registered.

Take a level test

Thanks to our tool, you can check if you have enough level to be able to evaluate yourself in this test. It is important that we highlight that it is a random test and that its usefulness is exclusively to know the general level of this test.

DELE preparation courses

The DELE preparation courses are specific courses offered by Spanish schools to provide candidates with reinforcement in the different skills and, in addition, practical information and advice for carrying out official tests. Doing a DELE preparation course helps the student to face the tests with greater security.

The DELE preparation courses are offered by the FEDELE schools throughout the year and, with greater intensity, in the periods prior to the May, August and November sessions.

The student should consult schedules and prices directly in the schools, which will also offer advice on the most appropriate level and the registration procedure.

FAQs

To solve the most frequent asked questions, you can go through the following button to the Instituto Cervantes’ website.

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