DELE

GENERAL CONDITIONS TO SIT FOR A DELE

If you wish to take the examination for the Diplomas in Spanish (DELE), you must:

-Fill in a registration form, which you can obtain at an exam center or by downloading the document from the following link:

(EN ESTOS MOMENTOS NO HAY UN LINK DISPONIBLE)

-Provide an original and a photocopy of a photo ID. The following information should appear on it: identity, nationality, place and date of birth.

This information should match that provided on the registration form.

-Provide a document which accredits you have paid your registration fee.

 

THE DIPLOMAS

All the certificates are internationally recognized.

LEVEL A1

Certifies that the student is able to communicate at a basic level in context related to everyday situations and the satisfaction of immediate needs.

This exam has two parts:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension (45 min, 4 tasks) and written expression and interaction (25 min, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (oral skills): Listening comprehension (20 min, 4 tasks) and oral expression and interaction (15 min).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get a minimum score of 30 points in each group to obtain a general “passing” grade. The maximum score is 100 points.

LEVEL A2

Certifies that the student is able to understand phrases and expressions used in everyday life or topics really relevant to him/her (e.g.: family, shopping, work, etc.).

This exam has two parts:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension (60 min, 5 tasks) and written expression and interaction (50 min, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (speaking skills): Listening comprehension (35 min, 5 tasks) and oral expression and interaction (15 min).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get a minimum score of 30 points in each group to obtain a general “passing” grade. The maximum score is 100 points.

LEVEL B1

Certifies that the student is able to:

– Understand the main points of texts written in standard language when related to well-known topics.

– Deal with situations that occur while travelling in a an area where Spanish is spoken

– Produce simple and organized texts about topics which are familiar to him/her.

– Describe events, hopes and experiences; explain plans or express opinions.

This exam has two parts:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension test (70 min, 5 tasks) and written expression and interaction test (60 min, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (speaking skills): Listening comprehension (40 min, 5 tasks) and oral expression and interaction test (15 min + 15 min for preparation).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get a minimum score of 30 points out of 50 in each group and a minimum of 60 points out of 100 to get the diploma.

LEVEL B2

Certifies that the student is able to:

– Interact with native speakers spontaneously and fluently enough to communicate easily and naturally between interlocutors.

– Produce detailed and clear text on a variety of topics, defend his/her opinions about general issues and explain the pros and cons for each argument.

– Understand the main points of complex texts about abstract and concrete topics, which may include technical texts, as long as they are related to the student’s area of expertise.

This exam has two parts:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension test (70 min, 4 tasks) and written expression and interaction test (80 min, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (speaking skills): Listening comprehension (40 min, 5 tasks) and oral expression and interaction test (20 min + 20 min for preparation).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get a minimum score of 30 points out of 50 in each group and a minimum of 60 points out of 100 to get the diploma.

LEVEL C1

Certifies more than an advanced level of Spanish and that the student is able to:

-Understand a wide range of demanding texts and to recognize implicit meaning in them.

-Express themselves spontaneously and with fluency enough to find the right words without showing effort.

-Easily communicate in professional, social and academic situations.

-Produce detailed and well-structured texts on complex topics.

This exam has two parts:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension and use of language (90 min, 5 tasks); Integrated skills. Listening comprehension and written expression and interaction (80 min, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (speaking skills): Listening comprehension and use of language (50 min, 5 tasks); Integrated skills. Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 min + 20 min for preparation).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get a minimum score of 30 in each group to obtain a general “passing”grade. The maximum score is 100 points.

LEVEL C2

Certifies that the student is able to spontaneously adapt to any context, communicate effectively in any situation with a high degree of accuracy. The student expresses himself/herself fluently and naturally in all interactions.

This exam has three parts:

  • Test 1: Use of language, reading and listening comprehension (105 min, 6 tasks).
  • Test 2: Integrated skills: Listening and reading comprehension, and written expression and interaction (150 min, 3 tasks).
  • Test 3: Integrated skills: Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 min+ 30 min for preparation).

The final grade can be PASS or FAIL.

The student must get at least 60% on each test; a minimum score of 20 points is necessary on each of the three texts. The maximum score is 100 points.