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SPANISH DELE EXAMS



Are you interested in taking a Spanish Official exam? DELE is the answer. 

What is DELE?


The DELE Spanish Diplomas are official qualifications certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The DELE examinations have been designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe. 


Who is DELE for? The test is for any person who wishes to prove their level of Spanish regardless of their nationality.

There are DELE for Adults (16+) and for Young Learners (11-17 years old)


What levels are there?

Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are divided into six levels Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • Spanish Diploma Level A1 (Breakthrough) Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations. 

  • Spanish Diploma Level A2 (Waystage) Certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves, and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.).

  • Spanish Diploma Level B1 (Threshold) Certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

  • Spanish Diploma Level B2 (Vantage)  Certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise. 

  • Spanish Diploma Level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency) Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.

  • Spanish Diploma Level C2 (Mastery)  Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.

You can test your Spanish here or here: http://www.spanish-test.net/spanish-test.htm


Where can I take DELE exams?

Click here to check where to take DELE exams, there are more than 1000 centres in over 100 countries. 


Exam Format

A1

Reading comprehension (45 min.)

Listening comprehension (20 min.)

Written expression and interaction (25 min.)

Oral expression and interaction (30 min: 15+15).


A2

Reading comprenhension (60 min.)

Listening comprenhension (35 min.)

Written expression and interaction (50 min.)

Oral expression and interaction (30 min: 15+15)


B1

Reading comprehension (70 min)

Listening comprehension (40 min.) 

Written expression and interaction (60 min.)

Oral expression and interaction (30 min: 15+15)


B2

Reading comprehension (70 min.)

Listening comprehension (40 min.)

Written expression and interaction (80 min.)

Oral expression and interaction (40 min: 20+20)


C1

Reading comprehension and use of language (90 min.)

Listening comprehension and use of language (50 min.)

Integrated skills: listening comprehension and written expression and interaction (80 min.) 

Integrated skills: reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (40 min: 20+20)


C2

Use of language, Reading and listening comprehension (105 min: 60+45)

Integrated skills: listening and reading comprehension and written expression and interaction (150 min.)

Integrated skills: reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (50 min: 30+20)

If you want to go ahead and book your exam, feel free to contact The Language House for more information or help with your preparation. 


From 2018 you can prepare the DELE exams with us. From Saturday 3rd February we will be holding a DELE B1 preparation course at The Language House. This 8-week course will take place on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The total price for this course will be £210. Benefit from our “early bird” discount and book your place for just £195 by clicking here


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