Language Examinations Spanish
Spanish Language Examinations and Certifications
DELE - Diploma de Espanol como Lengua
What is DELE?
The DELE diploma (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is an internationally recognized language test to prove your knowledge of Spanish. It is awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The test is created and evaluated by the Universidad Salamanca in Spain.
How does the test work?
The DELE tests the participants' reading and listening skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
The scope and procedure of the exam depend on the language level:
A1 - Reading comprehension (45 minutes), listening comprehension (20 minutes), written expression (25 minutes), oral expression (10 minutes + 10 minutes of preparation time)
A2 - Reading comprehension (60 minutes), listening comprehension (40 minutes), written expression (45 minutes), oral expression (12 minutes + 12 minutes of preparation time)
B1 - Reading comprehension (70 minutes), listening comprehension (40 minutes), written expression (60 minutes), oral expression (15 minutes + 15 minutes of preparation time)
B2 - Reading comprehension (70 minutes), listening comprehension (40 minutes), written expression (80 minutes), oral expression (15 minutes)
C1 - Reading comprehension and use of language (90 minutes), listening comprehension and use of language (50 minutes), integrated skills: listening comprehension, written expression and interaction (80 minutes), integrated skills: reading comprehension, oral expression and interaction (20 minutes + 20 minutes of preparation time)
C2 – Use of language, reading and listening comprehension (90 minutes), integrated skills: reading and listening comprehension, written expression and interaction (150 minutes), integrated skills: reading comprehension, oral expression and interaction (20 minutes + 30 minutes of preparation)
Why is it useful?
The DELE diploma is an official certification of your proficiency of the Spanish language. The DELE certificate is internationally recognized and can be used for university applications.
Next testing dates at the Language Center
APRIL 2021 (Level B2)
Fri., April 9, 2021
Registration until February 10, 2021
Costs: 210 EUR/30% off for students of Universität Hamburg
NOVEMBER 2021 (Levels B2 and C1)
Sat., November 13, 2021
Registration until October 6, 2021
Costs: 210 EUR Level B2, 221 EUR Level C1/30% off for students of Universität Hamburg
To register for the DELE, please write an email to Verónica Guijas Gento: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Us With Questions
Do you have questions?
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Please don't send appointment requests. There are no appointments for the office hours; please just come at the indicated times. Individual testing dates outside of the testing times are not possible.
Where to Send Language Certificates of Other Institutions for Taking Our Classes?
If you would like to take classes with us and have an official language certificate that you would like to send in to prove your level, please send a scan or photo of the certificate to our administrative office via the contact form on our website