12 May 2014

Official Spanish language exams

Spanish is a dominant world language, it is second only to Mandarin in terms of the number of native speakers worldwide. In addition to this, there are 60 million people who speak Spanish as a second language and 20 million students of Spanish as a foreign language, so it is fair to say that you will be in good company in choosing this language.

This time we are looking at the DELE exams - Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language. The DELEs are divided into three levels, depending on the language level.


  • Diploma de Español A1: This level proves that students are able to understand and use daily expressions; for example asking and giving personal information about yourself and daily life and interacting on a basic level. 
  • Diploma de Español A2: The student is capable of using and understanding daily phrases and expressions related to experience relevant to them (family, daily life, shopping, occupations, places of interest etc). 

  • Diploma de Español (nivel inicial - B1): Mid-intermediate level. This accredits sufficient knowledge of the language to allow control in situations which require an elementary use of the language.
  • Diploma de Español (nivel intermedio - B2): High-intermediate level. This accredits the  necessary knowledge of the language to allow communication in everyday situations which do not require specialised terms. 

  • Diploma de Español C1: This proves sufficient linguistic ability to cope in common situations of daily life which require a specialised use of the language
  • Diploma de Español C2: Superior level. This accredits an advanced knowledge of the language, allowing communication in all situations requiring advanced knowledge of the language and a knowledge of cultural background. 

We offer specific courses to prepare you for the DELE exams, with a chance to sit the exam at the end of the course. 

To name just a few of these programmes...

  • Spanish in Madrid: 16+, DELE preparation course: 20 lessons per week, enables students to sit the exam at any of the three levels. Available in: April, July & October. 
  • Spanish in Valencia: 17+, DELE preparation course: 2 or 4 weeks long, 20 lessons per week.
  • Spanish in Salamanca: 16+, DELE preparation: 20 lessons per week, enables students to sit the exam at any of the three levels. Available in: April, July & October. 

If you are interested in these or any other of our courses, don't hesitate to contact us!

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