DELE — Diplomas de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera are official diplomas that indicate Spanish knowledge at a certain level for non-native Spanish speakers. This test was issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. The exam contains six levels — from A1 to C2, which corresponds to level division described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Each participant should define his or her level of the Spanish language before taking DELE exam. The diplomas are valid permanently. Every year, more than 60,000 examinations are taken by candidates in more than 800 examination centres from more than 100 countries.
Preparation resources and materials for DELE
|DELE||DELE exam official site with study materials and sample tests|
|Aprueba el DELE A1||Study book Aprueba el DELE for A1 level edited by SM|
|Aprueba el DELE A2||Study book Aprueba el DELE for A2 level edited by SM|
|Edelsa||Study books for DELE edited by Edelsa|
|Cervantes-test||Online test provided by the Instituto Cervantes|
Facts about DELE
|The frequency of examination||2 times in a year|
|Year of foundation||1988|
|Exam results assessment time||1 month|
|Exam certificate validity||termless|
|Cost||127 USD — 241 USD|
|Place of examination||95 countries|
|The method of assessment||Pass (Apto)/Fail (No Apto)|