The DELE course

There are preparation courses 5 times a year; they start 4 weeks before the exam.

Students can take the complete course (which is recommended) or just a part of it.

Dele Examination dates*- written exam Registration dates Dele course dates Exam and course available for levels


April 2018

06/04/18 From November 2017 until February 14, 2018

 12/03/18- 06/04/18

 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

 May 2018

 19/05/18  From November 2017 until March 28, 2018  23/04/18- 18/05/18

A2, B1, B2, C1 

 July 2018  13/07/18  From November 2017 until May 23, 2018  18/06/18-13/07/18  A2, B1, B2, C1
October 2018 15/10/18 From November 2017 until August 22, 2018 10/09/18-05/10/18 A2, B1, B2
November 2018 10/11/18 From November 2017 until October 3, 2018 15/10/18-09/11/18 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

* The oral exam can be on a different day (normally a day before or the day after)

(Although we recommend taking the complete 4 week course, it's possible to start any Monday while the course is running)

Why take the DELE exam?

It is the only official and internationally recognised Diploma in Spanish

  • You will be officially accredited as competent in Spanish
  • It will further your career and will enhance your CV
  • It will help if you want to work and study in Spain and Latin America

How are the DELE exams?

They have the following parts.

 Levels A1/A2 Level B1
  • Reading comprehension (45 min)
  • Aural comprehension (20 min)
  • Writing (25 min)
  • Conversation (10-15 min)
  • Reading comprehension (40 min)
  • Aural comprehension (30 min)
  • Speaking (10-15 min)
  • Writing (25 min)
  • Grammar and vocabulary test (40 min)
Level B2 Levels C1/C2
  • Reading comprehension (60 min)
  • Aural comprehension (30 min)
  • Speaking (15 min)
  • Writing (60 min)
  • Grammar and vocabulary test (60 min
  • Reading comprehension (60 min)
  • Aural comprehension (45 min)
  • Speaking (15 min)
  • Writing (25 min)
  • Grammar and vocabulary test (40 min)

 How to register for the exam

The student has to register for the exam by filling the online registration form in this link: examenes.cervantes.es

How do I know in which level I should enrol?

When you enrol for the DELE course we will send you a placement test that you have to do and return to us at least two weeks before the start of your course (always at least one week before the deadline of the exam registration period), it will serve to assess your level of Spanish. After correcting it, our Head of Studies will give you advice about which level you should choose.

The results

The results take about 10 weeks to be published, you can check them in: examenes.cervantes.es.

2018 examination fees:

DELE A1: 108,00 €
DELE A2: 124,00 €
DELE B1: 160,00 €
DELE B2: 188,00 €
DELE C1: 197,00 €
DELE C2: 207,00 €