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DELE Exam

The D.E.L.E. Certificate (Diplomas en Español como Lengua Extranjera ) is the most recognized and difficult Spanish certificate in the world. The exam is organized by the Instituto Cervantes and the University of Salamanca and issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. So how do you know if you are ready? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to decide.

  • Are you confident in your current Spanish vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Spanish grammar rules?
  • Can you confidently write a Spanish essay?
  • Is your spoken Spanish at a high enough level?
  • Do you understand the structure of the DELE exam?
  • Are you comfortable using the expert tricks on the DELE exam?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's DELE tutors. The first trial DELE class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the DELE test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.


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DELE Exam

The DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language) certificate is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language. The exam gives certification for 6 different levels using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe as its guidelines. The DELE certification is the most recognized Spanish certification in the world. The possible levels are as follows:

DELE LEVELS

LEVEL

A1/A2

Beginner

B1/B2

Intermediate

C1

Advanced

C2

Superior

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level A1 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE Level A2 certificate accredits that the candidate is capable of understanding common phrases and expressions frequently used in Spanish related to areas of experience which are particularly relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.). The exam to obtain the DELE Level A2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

DELE

Level A1
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
45 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
25 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
20 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
15 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level A2 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE Level A2 certificate accredits that the candidate is capable of understanding common phrases and expressions frequently used in Spanish related to areas of experience which are particularly relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.). The exam to obtain the DELE Level A2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

DELE

Level A2
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
50 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
50 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
25 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
15 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level A2 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE Level B1 certificate (also known as the "Certificado Inicial de Español") shows that the candidates have sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language to handle situations which require an elementary use of the language. The exam to obtain the DELE Level B1 certificate is composed of the following parts:

SECTION 1

READING
40 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
50 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
30 minutes

SECTION 4

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY
40 minutes

SECTION 5

Speaking
10 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level B1 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE Level B2 certificate (also known as the "Diploma Básico de Español") shows that the candidates have the necessary knowledge of the Spanish language to allow communication in everyday situations which do not require the use of specialized terms. The exam to obtain the DELE Level B2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

SECTION 1

READING
60 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
60 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
30 minutes

SECTION 4

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY
60 minutes

SECTION 5

Speaking
10-15 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level B2 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE Level C1 certificate proves that the student's progress with the Spanish language has been successful and that they have a higher than advanced level of Spanish. This diploma certifies the linguistic ability to understand and recognize implicit meaning in a wide variety of lengthy, difficult texts. It also certifies the ability to express oneself fluently and spontaneously without showing any signs of making any unnatural effort to find appropriate expressions, and to make flexible, effective use of Spanish within social, academic and professional contexts. Finally, the diploma certifies the ability to produce clear texts; correct in structure and detail, written about complex topics, and showing the correct use of organization mechanisms, articulation and cohesiveness. The exam to obtain the DELE Level C2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

DELE

Level C1
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
90 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
50 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
80 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
40 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level C1 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The DELE C2 exam is for a diploma equivalent to the level of Spanish Mastery (C2). This is the sixth of six levels within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. The DELE C2 exam certifies the linguistic competence necessary to efficiently handle any situation. Those taking the exam must demonstrate the ability to spontaneously adapt to any context with a high level of precision. They must also demonstrate a strong command of subtle nuances that makes for natural fluency in all their interactions. The exam to obtain the DELE Level C2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

DELE

Level C1
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
90 minutes

SECTION 2

WRITING
150 minutes

SECTION 3

LISTENING
50 minutes

Do you have any questions about the DELE Level C2 exam? You can speak to one of our DELE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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