Exams CCSE and DELE A2 as a requirement for the acquisition for the Spanish citizenship
These two tests, which are especially designed and administered by the Cervantes Institute, are since October 2015 required for applying for the Spanish citizenship. (To find out more about other requirements to obtain the Spanish citizenship please contact the Spanish Ministry of Justice). Excluded from these tests are minors and people legally incapacitated.
Those two tests are the following:
1. DELE EXAM, LEVEL A2
One of the requirements to acquire the Spanish citizenship is to pass the DELE Exam to prove an A2 level of language or superior. With this test it is confirmed that the applicant knows, at least, the basics of the Spanish language. Persons with a citizenship of a country in which Spanish is one of the official languages are exempt from taking the exam.
Enrollment to the DELE EXAM
Enrollment to the DELE exam, level A2 can only be performed online: examenes.cervantes.es
In 2018 the fee for the exam is 124€ and have to be paid immediately by a credit card through the webpage: examenes.cervantes.es
The registration deadline begins on November 13, 2017 and ends one and a half month before the date of the exam. If you have problems to enroll online, please come by our language school and you will be helped to register (15 €). You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com for further instructions.
|Day of exam||LEVELS||Inscription|
|08/02/19||A2||registration until 09/01/19|
|05/04/19||A2||registration until 06/02/19|
|25/05/19||A2||registration until 27/03/19|
|12/07/19||A2||registration until 16/05/19|
|13/09/19||A2||registration until 24/07/19|
|04/10/19||A2||registration until 21/08/19|
|23/11/19||A2||registration until 09/10/19|
Where will the tests take place
At Costa de Valencia, escuela de español you can be prepared for the tests and take them. The school has been accepted by the Cervantes Institute as a Centre for Spanish lessons and is therefore authorized to perform the DELE exams. Our experience in organization of the exams and official certificates guarantee a high quality in the preparation of the different exams.
Description of the Tests
The name DELE is an official title, which certificates the capability and level of the knowledge of the Spanish language. The certificate is issued by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
The Exam consists of four parts, which take place on two different terms (it is possible that it takes place on two different dates). According to the following information:
Tests and duration
ON THE TIME AND DATE CHOSEN BY THE DELE EXAM CENTRE
Test 4: Oral expression and interaction
15 minutes(preparation: 15 minutes)
Task 1. Presentation of a theme
DAY OF THE WRITTEN EXAM AT 9:00 AM (LOCAL TIME)
Test 1: Reading comprehension
Task 1 (7 elements)
Task 4 (6 elements)
Task 5 (6 elements)
Test 2: listening comprehension
Task 1 (7 elements)
Task 4 (6 elements)
BREAK (25 MINUTES)Test 3: written expression and interaction
Test 3: written expression and interaction
Task 1. Written Interaction
Within two or three months the Cervantes Institute informs the examinee on the DELE website examenes.cervantes.es about their results. Every participant gets an individual certification of their qualification. This document certifies the expertise and level of the language. The candidates will receive an e-mail from the Cervantes Institute, informing them of the release of the results.
Written and reading skills
Expresión e interacción escritas
Oral expression and interaction
How can one prepare oneself for the exam?
Costa de Valencia, escuela de español, offers a course specifically designed to pass the DELE exam, level A2.
The courses are taught by experienced lecturers who are also DELE examiners, therefore knowing the structure and schedule of the exam well.
The used material, which is included in the price, is specially designed to prepare each part of the test. This makes it easier for the candidate to prepare specific skills that will help the student pass the exam.
2. CCSE EXAM
The second test it the CCSE Exam (Conocimientos constitucionales y socioculturales de España). Here it should be demonstrated, that the candidate has knowledge of the place he wants to live in. This knowledge contains cultural, social and legal fundamental concepts. For full information, please visit examenes.cervantes.es
Enrollment to the CCSE Exam
Enrollment to CCSE exam can only be performed online: examenes.cervantes.es. Adults who are 18 and able to work can enroll to take this exam.
The fee is 85 € for the year 2018. The payment of the fee allows the examinee to participate on a second exam date, in case the first try was failed.
The period of enrollment ends around 20 days before the exam takes place. If you have problems to enroll online, please come by our office for help (helping with the enrollment costs 15 €) Or contact us online, to ask for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The exam takes place on the last Thursday of the month. August and December are not included.
|Day of exam||Inscipion|
|31/01/19||registration until 10/01/19|
|28/02/19||registration until 07/02/19|
|28/03/19||registration until 07/03/19|
|25/04/19||registration until 04/04/19|
|30/05/18||registration until 09/05/19|
|27/06/19||registration until 06/06/19|
|25/07/19||registration until 04/07/19|
|26/09/19||registration until 05/09/19|
|31/10/19||registration until 10/10/19|
|28/11/19||registration until 07/11/19|
Where will the exam take place
At Costa de Valencia, escuela de español you can be prepared for the tests and take them. The school has been accepted by the Instituto Cervantes as a Centre for Spanish lessons and is therefore authorized to perform the DELE Exams. Our experience with the organization of the exams and the official certificates guarantee high quality with the preparation of the different exams.
Description of the Test
The test contains of 25 questions, divided in two formats: Multiple-choice with three choices of answer, and true-or-false- questions. The exam will be taken in the Spanish peninsular variety. The test takes 45 minutes.
60% of elements contain knowledge of the government, legislation and papers regarding the citizenship. The rest of the test (40 %) attends to the Spanish culture, history and society.
The curriculum plan of the Cervantes Institute, with the blocks “Cultural References” and “Knowledge and socio-cultural behavior” form the foundation of the questions.
Every right answer is worth one point, wrong answers are worth zero points without penalties.Therefore, a maximum number of 25 points can be reached.
Maximal 20 days after taking the test, the results will be published. If the test passed, the examinee can download the certificate.
The Cervantes Institute so offers the possibility to apply for revision of the test, if the examinee is not satisfied with his results.
How does one prepare oneself for the exam?
Costa de Valencia, escuela de español, offers a special course to prepare for the exam. Said course has the single aim to pass the CCSE. Therefore it will be worked with special material, which is made for the CCSE. Special textbooks, models and technical, as well as human ressources guarantee a perfect preparation for the exam.