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DELE - Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language

How to get my DELE diploma

Inform yourself here by DELE – STEP by STEP
This webpage has been launched by Instituto Español Murallas de Ávila (IEMA – www.iema.com) to provide you with the essential information about the DELE exams and diplomas – the examination, the different levels, the conditions for inscription etc.). The contents of this site is not the official information of Instituto Cervantes (Ministry of Education), it tends to satisfy the practical needs of all people interested in finding out more about the DELE examinations.

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By 8 steps we will give you all information necessary, essential and useful, clearly structured and easy to understand.

Our `DELE – STEP by STEP´ will dispel your doubts, answer all your questions and also at the same time offer you a test of your level of Spanish.
Furthermore you will find here information on how to acquire the necessary techniques to help you pass the examinations.

We hope this information is helpful.
For your DELE exam we wish you
GOOD LUCK!!!


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I. STEP ONE. General Information

What are the DELE diplomas ?

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The Instituto Cervantes awards the DELE diplomas on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.

A DELE diploma is an official certificate with an international reputation which certifies a certain level of competence in using the Spanish language.


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What are the advantages of a DELE diploma for me?

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The diplomas DELE are qualifications you can obtain in addition to the qualifications you have acquired at school or university. Due to their international reputation these diplomas can be very useful for your further career – especially if you are cooperating with Spanish companies or planning to work in a Spanish speaking country.

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Which different DELE levels exist?

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The following information, based on the REAL DECRETO 264/2008, of 22 February 2008, and provided by Instituto Cervantes on its website regarding the DELE diplomas:



DELE Diploma in Spanish

Diploma in Spanish Level A1

Diploma in Spanish Level A1 "Escolar"*

Diploma in Spanish Level A2

Diploma in Spanish Level A2/B1 "Escolar"*

Diploma in Spanish Level B1

Diploma in Spanish Level B2

Diploma in Spanish Level C1

Diploma in Spanish Level C2





*A1 Escolar:
- Structure and validation as A1 diploma
- Lexis for pupils (age 11 – 17)
- Multiple-Choice simplified


*A2/B1 Escolar:
- Structure and validation as A2, B1 diploma
- Lexis for pupils (age 11 – 17)



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II. STEP TWO. How can I find out which level I have?


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We can give you a general evaluation of your level while analysing first of all your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

However, it is not possible to offer a complete analysis of your knowledges and skills from a distance, only a personal meeting would give a better indication of your linguistic abilities. In a direct level test we would also include an assessment of your oral skills as well as of your writing skills and comprehension. Only this way we could give you a reliable estimation of your present Spanish level and recommend to you which DELE examination you should take according to your knowledge and skills.

In order to get a general idea of your global level of Spanish, do the following exam within 45 minutes. Level test.
IEMA-examen: CLICK HERE


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III. STEP THREE. How and where can I prepare for my DELE exam ?


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It is recommended that you participate in a DELE preparation course. Instituto Cervantes points out on page 29 of its report of recommendations of 1 July 2011 that IEMA (Instituto Español Murallas de Ávila) offers such Spanish courses, specifically designed for preparing its students for the DELE examinations. These intensive immersion courses take place inÁvila, Spain:
Website / pagina de web IEMA: CLICK HERE

Not only can you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to pass the examination but become familiar with the specific structure of the DELE exams and the necessary techniques to pass it.


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Can I get access to model exams or other material of past DELE examinations ?

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All DELE examination material is property of the Instituto Cervantes and may not be published by any third party.

IEMA is a Spanish language school specialised in the preparation for the DELE exams. As a `Centro acreditado` it is member of the ´Red de Centros Asociados´ of the Instituto Cervantes. On the basis of an agreement between IEMA and the Instituto Cervantes, IEMA can best prepare its students for any level of the DELE exams.

DELE Examination Centers:
https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/donde

IEMA, as an associated centre of the Instituto Cervantes and as an official preparation centre for the DELE exams, has the potential to familiarise its students with the contents, structure and examination procedures.


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Where can I attend a DELE preparation course ?


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It is not enough to acquire only the knowledge and skills necessary with regards to contents, but also the techniquesnecessary to pass the exams and to learn how to deal with them during the exam. As a matter of fact a lot of candidates fail their exams despite their very good knowledge of Spanish. Due to the stressful situation or being confronted with unexpected formal requirements of the DELE exam (to fill in forms, understand instructions etc.) it often happens that candidates fail the easiest tasks.

If you wish to participate in a DELE preparation course, get more information here.
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IV. STEP FOUR. Preparing the registration for the DELE exams

How to register?

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You can register online in case you want to take the test in Spain or in examination center, in the case of the DELE that takes place outside Spain. For "escolar" exams you can enroll in the exam center.


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More information:

https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/inscribirse

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On this page are also attached to download.


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V. STEP FIVE. The registration for the DELE exam

Where can I register for the "general" DELE exam?


https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/inscribirse

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Where can I register for the exams: DELE A1 "escolar", A2/B1 "escolar"?

You can register for your DELE examination in every accredited DELE examination centre where you can also find all the necessary documents. Please consider that there are specific registration dates; the enrolment period generally starts two months ahead of the DELE examination date.
More information:


http://www.dele.fedele.org/iema

https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/inscribirse


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How much is the registration fee for DELE examinations ?

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The DELE examination fee depends on the level of the examination, the country where you are going to sit the examination and the examination centre. In Spain for example, the DELE examination fees for 2017 are the following (fees without guarantee):

DELE Nivel A1: 108 €

DELE Nivel A2: 124 €

DELE Nivel B1: 160 €

DELE Nivel B2: 188 €

DELE Nivel C1: 197 €

DELE Nivel C2: 207 €

DELE Nivel A1 Escolar: 108 €

DELE Nivel A2/B1 Escolar: 160 €


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Where and how do I have to pay for my DELE examination?

Your DELE enrolment and examination centre will give you information on this.


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https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/inscribirse

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The exam is paid during the registration process.


More information:

https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/inscribirse


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VI. STEP SIX. Sitting the DELE examination

Where can I register and take the DELE exam ?


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You can take the examinations for the DELE diplomas in almost any part of the world. CLICK HERE .

In Spain you can take the DELE examination at different places. You can register through an official, Institution Cervantes-accredited enrolment centre like Instituto Español Murallas de Ávila, information on conditions of enrolment and participation in DELE examination you will find at : CLICK HERE


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Which DELE examination dates are offered?


DELE EXAM NOVEMBER 2017
Examination date: November 24th*
Offerd examinations: A1 escolares, A2/B1 escolares
Registration date: Until October 11

Examination date: November 25th*
Offerd examinations: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration date: Until October 11



DELE EXAM FEBRUARY 2018
Examination date: February 9th*
Offerd examination: A2
Registration dates: Until January 10th


DELE EXAM APRIL 2018
Examination date: April 6*
Offerd examinations: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration date: Until February 14th


DELE EXAMS MAY 2018
Examination dates: May 18 and 19*
Offerd examinations:
May 18 - A1 escolar and A2/B1 escolar
May 19 - A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration date: Until March 28th


DELE EXAM JULY 2018
Examination date: July 13th*
Offerd examinations: A2, B1, B2, C1
Registration date: Until May 23


DELE EXAM SEPTEMBER 2018
Examination date: September 14th*
Offerd examination: A2
Registration date: Until August 1


DELE EXAM OCTOBER 2018
Examination date: October 5th*
Offerd examinations: A2, B1, B2
Registration date: Until October 22


DELE EXAMS NOVEMBER 2018
Examination dates: November 9th and 10th*
Offerd examinations:
November 9th - A1 escolar and A2/B1 escolar
November 10th - A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Registration date: Until October 3


*Please check availability with the respective examination centre


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Which documents do I have to bring in the day of my DELE examination?

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It is best to check in the center where the recording takes place.


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VII. STEP SEVEN. The DELE examination

How are the DELE exams structured?

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The DELE exams consist of different sections to each of which corresponds an examination section with different exercises.

In exam, the candidate must surpass 60% of the exercises correctly.

The following information on new DELE format is provided by Instituto Cervantes:



DELE exam A1 Level


The DELE A1 examination is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (45 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (20 minutes)
• Written expression and interaction (25 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (15 minutes)



DELE exam A1 Level "escolar"


The DELE A1 examination "escolar" is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (45 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (20 minutes)
• Written expression and interaction (25 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (10 minutes)



DELE exam A2 Level


The DELE A2 examination is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (60 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (35 minutes)
• Written expression and interaction (50 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (15 minutes)



DELE exam A2/B1 level "escolar"


The DELE A2/B1 exam "escolar" is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (50 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (30 minutes)
• Written expression (50 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (12 minutes)



DELE exam B1 Level


The DELE B1 examination is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (70 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
• Written expression and interaction (60 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (15 minutes)



DELE exam B2 Level


The DELE B2 examination is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension (70 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
• Written expression and interaction (80 minutes)
• Oral expression and interaction (20 minutes)



DELE exam C1 Level


The DELE C1 examination is structured the following way:

• Reading comprehension and use of language (90 minutes)
• Listening comprehension and use of language (50 minutes)
• Integrated skills. Listening comprehension and written expression and interaction (80 minutes)
• Integrated skills. Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes, and 20 minutes for preparation)



DELE exam C2 Level


The DELE C2 examination is structured the following way:

• Use of language, reading and listening comprehension (105 minutes)
• Integrated skills: Listening and reading comprehension, and written expression and interaction (150 minutes)
• Integrated skills: Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes, and 30 minutes for preparation)


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VIII. STEP EIGHT. After my DELE exam

When will I be notified?

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Approximately 90 working days after the DELE examination documents have been sent to the DELE evaluation centre you will get the results at your e-mail address.


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Who can I contact if I do not agree with the assessment?

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All candidates will have the right to make claims.


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We hope this information is helpful.

For your DELE exam we wish you

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GOOD LUCK!!!