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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
  2. CCSE exam

 

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 2017 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 15, 2016 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 nacionalidad@costadevalencia.com for further instructions.
 

Dates

Exam Dates

LEVELS

Registration

10/02/17

A2Registration until 11/01/17

07/04/17

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

Registration until 15/02/17

12/05/17

A1 escolar, A2 / B1 escolar

Registration until 29/03/17

13/05/17

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Registration until 29/03/17

14/07/17

A2, B1, B2, C1

Registration until 24/05/17

15/09/17

A2

Registration until 02/08/17

13/10/17

A2, B1, B2

Registration until 30/08/17

24/11/17

A1 escolar, A2/B1 escolarRegistration until 11/10/17

25/11/17

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Registration until 11/10/17

 

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

Structure

Percentage

ON THE TIME AND DATE CHOSEN BY THE DELE EXAM CENTRE

Test 4: Oral expression and interaction

15 minutes(preparation: 15 minutes)
4 tasks

Task 1. Presentation of a theme
Task 2. Description of a picture
Task 3. Dialogue in a feigned situation
Task 4. Discussion to a final compromise

25%

DAY OF THE WRITTEN EXAM AT 9:00 AM (LOCAL TIME)

Test 1: Reading comprehension

60 minutes
5 tasks
30 elements

Task 1 (7 elements)
Task 2 (5 elements)
Task 3 (6 elements)

Task 4 (6 elements)

Task 5 (6 elements)

25%

Test 2: listening comprehension

35 minutes
5 tasks
30 elements

Task 1 (7 elements)
Task 2 (6 elements)
Task 3 (6 elements)

Task 4 (6 elements)
Task 5 (5 elements)

25%

BREAK (25 MINUTES)Test 3: written expression and interaction

Test 3: written expression and interaction

50 minutEs
3 tasks

Task 1. Written Interaction
Task 2. Written Interaction
Task 3. Written expression

25%

 

 

Results

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. 

 

Groups

Written and reading skills

Oral skills

 
Tests

Reading comprehension

Expresión e interacción escritas

Listening comprehension

Oral expression and interaction

Maximum score

25 points

25 points

25 points

25 points

Minimum score 

30 points

30 points

 

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 2017. 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: nacionalidad@costadevalencia.com

Dates

The exam takes place on the last Thursday of the month. August and December are not included.  

 

Date of the Exam

Enrollment

26/01/17

Enrollment until 05/01/17

23/02/17

Enrollment until 02/02/17

30/03/17

Enrollment until 09/03/17

27/04/17

Enrollment until 06/04/17

25/05/17

Enrollment until 04/05/17

29/06/17

Enrollment until 08/06/17

27/07/17

Enrollment until 06/07/17

28/09/17

Enrollment until 07/09/17

26/10/17

Enrollment until 05/10/17

30/11/17

Enrollment until 09/11/17

 

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.  

 

Results

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.

 

 

 

 

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