Would you like to certify your Spanish proficiency? We would love to guide you through the DELE exams!
What is the DELE?
The Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (English: Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), or just DELE, is an official diploma issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to participants who have passed a test indicating their language proficiency and level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Something particularly attractive about these diplomas, in comparison to analogue tests for other languages, is that the Spanish diplomas are valid permanently.
Who issues the diploma?
The Instituto Cervantes is a Spanish public institution created in 1991 to further the teaching of Spanish and Spain’s vernacular languages and enhance the visibility of Spanish and Latin American culture. It is present in 90 cities in 43 countries on six continents. The Instituto Cervantes is also present in the Netherlands, in the city of Utrecht. All the DELE exams taking place in the Netherlands are organized by Instituto Cervantes Utrecht. You can check the upcoming DELE exams here.
What kind of tests are there?
There is a different DELE exam for each one of the CEFR levels:
Additionally, there are two other DELE exams created for primary and secondary school students (between 11 and 17 years old): DELE A1 para escolares and DELE A2/B1 para escolares.
The DELE exam format differs a little bit for each level, however they all test four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Why is it a good idea to get a DELE diploma?
The DELE is a worldwide prestigious qualification. The DELE is recognized among private and public bodies, and it’s frequently required to evidence skills in Spanish needed to access educational institutions, including schools and universities across the Spanish speaking world. Moreover, it’s an advantageous addition to any CV, enabling you to develop career prospects in Spanish speaking countries. And last but not least, they are valid for life!
Why would it be helpful to enroll in this workshop?
Taking a DELE exam might be a tricky enterprise even if your Spanish is up to the level you are being tested for. Our teachers are certified DELE examiners and can prepare you accordingly and provide you with helpful strategies and tips that will allow you to face the test with higher prospects of success. Register for a workshop here!