What is the DELE exam?

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The DELE exam, the official Spanish exam

One of the main objectives for any Spanish student is to achieve a level of knowledge of the language allowing him to communicate without problems. The best way to know if the level is achieved is to pass one of the examinations from DELE.

The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official certificates given by the Spanish Ministry of Education that certify your level of knowledge of Spanish. These diplomas have a great international prestige, not only because they provide a guarantee of a good understanding of Spanish, but because they help your access to work in Spain and in other countries.

To achieve one of these diplomas all students have to pass the DELE exam, carried out jointly by the Instituto Cervantes, the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture.

There are six exam levels, as per the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference, which is divided following achieved levels of Spanish; A1 (Breakthrough), A2 (Waystage), B1 (Threshold), B2 (Vantage), C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency) and C2 (Mastery) besides the special scholars levels: A1 and A2/B1.

The DELE examination can be passed in the entire world, as there are more than 700 accredited testing centers (universities, Spanish schools, embassies and consulates). There are seven examination sessions to pass the DELE examination every year. In 2019 the sessions will take:

February 2019 A2 Friday, 8 February 2019 9 January 2019
April 2019 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 Friday, 5 April 2019 6 February 2019
May 2019 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Scholar: A1, A2/B1
Friday, 24 May 2019
Saturday, 25 May 2019
27 March 2019
July 2019 A2, B1, B2, C1 Friday, 12 July 2019 16 May 2019
September 2019 A2 Friday, 13 September 2019 24 July 2019
October 2019 A2, B1, B2 Friday, 4 October 2019 21 August 2019
November 2019 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Scholar: A1, A2/B1
Friday, 22 November 2019
Saturday, 23 November 2019
9 October 2019

If you are thinking about passing one of the tests this year you should inquire as soon as possible.

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