The Diplomas de Español (DELE) are official qualifications, accrediting the degree of competence and command of the Spanish language, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
The Instituto Cervantes is the body in charge of organising the exams, while the University of Salamanca in Spain is responsible for the preparation, correction and final evaluation of all the exams. The DELE exams are designed according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Manual for relating examinations to the CEFR, both works of the Council of Europe.
Recognition of DELE diplomas
DELE diplomas are internationally recognised and enjoy great prestige, not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities, but also in the business world and among chambers of commerce. They are an official guarantee in the evaluation and certification of language proficiency in Spanish.
In many countries, DELE has been adopted by educational authorities and formal education centres as a complement to their own assessment programmes. They are ideal for facilitating job promotion and access to education both in Spain and in the other countries where the tests are administered.
In Spain, DELE diplomas are recognised by national, regional and local institutions and bodies, such as:
In France, DELE diplomas are recognised by the French Ministry of Education.
If you would like to obtain information on the recognition of Spanish diplomas in another country, you can contact one of your nearest Instituto Cervantes centre.
Costa de Valencia, Spanish language school, has obtained in 2004 the accreditation of the Instituto Cervantes, which guarantees the fulfilment of its quality standards regarding the teaching of the Spanish language. We are also a DELE Examination Centre, so that our students can obtain an official diploma of Spanish language proficiency at our school.
We offer two preparation courses for the DELE exams:
DELE Exam Preparation: This course is aimed at all those students who want to prepare for the exam during the three to five weeks prior to the official exam dates in February, April, May, July, September, October and November. In this course you will work on the different tasks and learn strategies to successfully pass each part of the exams.
DELE 20+10 Preparation: This programme is designed for all those students who want to prepare for the official DELE exams with guarantees. The programme consists of an Intensive Spanish Course 20, aimed at improving the level of general linguistic competence, an essential requirement to pass the Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language, and 10 hours of private classes per week where the different parts and tasks of the exams will be worked on, focusing on the acquisition of strategies to pass the exams.
These are the dates and prices of the DELE exams:
|Exam date||Registration Calls|
Register until the 12/01
|01/04/22||Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1|
Register until the 02/02
|21/05/22||Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2|
Register until the 16/03
|01/07/22||Levels A2, B1, B2, C1|
Register until the 04/05
Register until the 13/07
|07/10/22||Register until the 24/08|
|19/11/22||Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2|
Register until the 05/10