DELE exams

Why take the DELE?

The Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is an internationally recognised qualification endorsing the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish language, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, to those who pass the exam.

The Diploma can help you to improve your employment prospects and in seeking further education since it is widely recognised by businesses, public and educational institutions worldwide.

The DELE examination provides for all the different variants of the Spanish language. They are all considered as valid to obtain the diploma.

Levels

The DELE examinations have been designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe, which ensures a practical way of establishing a standard, international and objective measurement of the level that should be reached at each teaching stage, and in evaluating results.

Examination dates and registration deadlines 2021

 
Exam Dates Exam levels  Deadline for registrations
Friday 9 April 2021 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1,  Wednesday 10 February 2021
Saturday 22 May  2021 A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 Wednesday 17 March 2021
Saturday 13 November 2021 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 Wednesday 6 October

Registration

Click here to pay and register to take the DELE exam in Leicester in any of the above dates.

(Alternatively, copy this link on your browser; https://shop.le.ac.uk/product-catalogue/courses-and-course-essentials/languages-at-leicester/dele-exam-fee-diploma-in-spanish-as-a-foreign-language-at-leicester)

If you have any queries please contact the Languages at Leicester Coordinator: Martín Agnone: ma547@le.ac.uk. For more information please visit the Instituto Cervantes' website.

DELE Exams Free Preparation Session

In order to help people prepare for the exam we offer a free training session which aims to prepare candidates registered to take the DELE exam, at any level*, to undertake the four tests. The objective is to familiarize participants with the DELE exams formats, its requirements and the level of performance that would be expected to pass. This training also intends to reduce anxiety, boost participants’ confidence and improve their chances of success. Therefore, this training doesn’t aim to improve your language proficiency, but to reduce barriers to allow you to fully demonstrate your language skills and knowledge.

*Registered candidates, at all levels from A1 till C2, are welcome to join in.

The training is arranged into four different topics. Each topic will focus on one of the four language skills that are assessed through the DELE assessments (reading, writing, listening & speaking).

The free exam preparation session for the April 2021 call will be communicated to registered candidates by email.

For more information on this training or to register please contact us: ma547@le.ac.uk / 0116 252 2665