What is the DELE (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language)?
DELE is the Spanish acronym for Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), and is an official accreditation accepted worldwide of the fluency and command of the Spanish Language. It is issued by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Spanish Government. There are 6 different levels of the DELE exam, which correspond to those defined by the European Framework of Reference for Languages, namely A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
What is tested on the DELE?
The DELE exam consists of five different parts as follows:
- Part 1: Reading Comprehension
- Part 2: Written expression
- Part 3: Listening Comprehension
- Part 4: Grammar and Vocabulary
- Part 5: Oral Exam
The length of each part varies according to the level being tested, the C2 exam being the longest.
Dates for DELE exams and DELE courses in 2017
Registration for the DELE exams for 2017 opens on November 15th:
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Exam results and certificates are sent to the candidate’s home address by the Cervantes Institute approximately five months after taking the exam. Languages4Life will also notify students of their results.
The Languages4Life DELE Preparation Course
Languages4Life can prepare you for any of the six levels of the DELE as organized by the Cervantes Institute. You will learn the techniques and strategies necessary to be successful with the DELE. You should have the basic level of Spanish necessary. These courses are specifically designed to insure that your study time is well invested to achieve your goal: Passing the DELE!
Classes are held the four weeks prior to any given exam date and there are 10 real hours of class per week, making a total of 40 hours of class. Additionally, Languages4Life offers you a full DELE practice exam the Saturday after the last day of class. Minimum 2 students per class, maximum 8. A level test is mandatory before beginning any DELE course.
Tariffs for the Languages4Life DELE Preparation Course:
- 450,00€ for levels A1 and A2 of the DELE.
- 475,00€ for levels B1 and B2 of the DELE.
- 500,00€ for levels C1 and C2 of the DELE.
Class Material sold separately. No enrollment fees apply.
The fee to take the DELE exam is not included. It varies according to the level you are taking and is approximately 180,00€. Languages4Life can handle the DELE registration details for enrolled students, with a copy of your passport and the exam fee at least one week before the registration deadline.