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 2017

07/04/17 From November 8th 2016 until February 15, 2017

 13/03/17- 07/04/17

 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

 May 2017

 13/05/17  From November 8th 2016 until March 29, 2017  18/04/17- 12/05/17

A2, B1, B2, C1 

 July 2017  14/07/17  From November 8th 2016 until May 24, 2017  19/06/17-14/07/17  A2, B1, B2, C1
October 2017 13/10/17 From November 8th 2016 until August 30, 2017 18/09/17- 13/10/17 A2, B1, B2
November 2017 25/11/17 From November 8th 2016 until October 11, 2017 30/10/17-24/11/17 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.

2017 examination fees:

DELE A1: 108,00 €
DELE A2: 124,00 €
DELE B1: 160,00 €
DELE B2: 186,00 €
DELE C1: 195,00 €
DELE C2: 205,00 €