Student holding Spanish Language Certification

Get the recognition you deserve for all your hard work!

Prove your abilities and knowledge of the Spanish language with an official, widely-recognised certificate by taking the DELE Exam.

DELE stands for “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera”. It is the official exam to evaluate your knowledge of the Spanish language. Anyone who doesn’t speak Spanish as their mother tongue can take the exam.

Our Academy in Puerto de la Cruz operates as one of more than 900 examination centres.

What Is the DELE Exam About?

The exam is divided into the following four skill sets, including oral and written tests:

1. Reading comprehension

2. Written expression and interaction

3. Listening comprehension

4. Oral expression and interaction

The DELE exams are held for the six different levels, as described by the CEFR:

  • A1 – Breakthrough
  • A2 – Waystage
  • B1 – Threshold
  • B2 – Vantage
  • C1 – Effective Operational Proficiency
  • C2 – Mastery

Schoolchildren aged between 11 and 16 can also take an examination (A1, A2/B1) especially designed for this age group.

DELE Exam Structure

What Are the Benefits of Taking the DELE Exam?

For many organisations and universities it is compulsory to have the DELE diploma.

  • DELE Diplomas of Spanish are certifications granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.

  • It will facilitate your access to the professional and academic world.

  • Enhance your CV with an internationally recognised language certificate and improve your chances of getting a job in an international company.

  • It has indefinite validity – take the exam once and have the certificate for your lifetime!

What if I am not sure about which level to take?

You can test your Spanish level by taking an orientation test designed by the Instituto Cervantes.

How can I register?

Registration and payment is straight forward through

How Much Does the DELE Cost?

Registration fees for the DELE examination vary depending on the level you are taking.


When Can I Take the DELE?

Choose the examination date that best suits you.

Exam Dates 2020LevelsEnd of Enrollment
February 14thAdults: A2November 13th, 2019
till January 8th, 2020
April 17thAdults: A2, B1, B2, C1November 13th, 2019
till February 19th, 2020
May 16thAdults: A2, B1, B2, C1November 13th, 2019
till March 18th, 2020
July 10thAdults: A2, B1, B2, C1November 13th, 2019
till May 13th, 2020
September 11thAdults: A2November 13th, 2019
till July 15th, 2020
October 2ndAdults: A2, B1, B2November 13th, 2019
till August 5th, 2020
November 14thAdults: A2, B1, B2, C1November 13th, 2019
till October 7th, 2020

How Can I Prepare for the DELE Examination?

DELE Exam Preparation

If you’re not quite ready for the exam yet, we recommend taking our DELE preparation course.

We will help you develop all the necessary strategies and linguistic skills to achieve a successful outcome on the exam.


The DELE Exam at a Glance