DELE exam preparation courses
About the DELE exam
The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organises exams in the Spanish language known as "Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (or DELE). We present candidates at 4 levels: B1 ('Inicial'), B2 ('Intermedio'), C1 and C2 ('Superior').
These levels are roughly equivalent to the Cambridge English language exams: PET, First Certificate, CAE and Proficiency (i.e. lower intermediate, intermediate, advanced and very advanced).
All the exams include reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, and oral expression components. All five parts of the exam are taken on the same day.
Exam dates 2014
|Session||Exams dates||Enrolment for examination|
|May||May 24||to be announced|
|July||July 18||to be announced|
|November||November 22||to be announced|
Our DELE exam preparation courses
The courses focus on preparing you to take the DELE exams. You have access to past papers and the opportunity to develop and practise specific exam techniques.
During the first week of the course, we advise you which level of the exam we think you should register for, in order to ensure a successful outcome.
You can register for the exam at IH Barcelona.
|Timetable||Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break|
|Number of hours||4 hours tuition per day|
NOTE The minimum level of Spanish required to take the course is Intermediate (see below for information about other levels).
- April 28, 2014
- June 23, 2014
- October 27, 2014
- 4 weeks: €840
Price valid until December 31st, 2014
The price of the course includes the pre-course level test, all course materials, our programme of social and cultural activities; and access to all the school's facilities, including free Internet usage.
The school's facilities include free access to our online Spanish courses for the duration of your stay.
Note that there is no registration fee for our courses or any other hidden extras.
What will it all cost?
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If you do not yet have Intermediate Spanish, you can take an intensive course and a DELE preparation course afterwards.
The intensive course will provides with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competence and the DELE preparation course will provides the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.
For beginners, the combination should be a minimum 8-week intensive course, followed by the 4-week DELE course, to ensure that you pass the DELE "Inicial" exam successfully.
- 8-week Intensive Course + 4-week DELE Course: €2,360
- 4-week Intensive Course + 4-week DELE Course: €1,620
Price valid until December 31st, 2013.
The school will be closed for public holidays on the dates given below. Classes lost are not made up at other times.
2013 December 25 and 26.
2014 January 1, 6; April 18, 21; May 1; June 9, 24; August 15; September 11, 24; October 12; November 1; December 6, 8, 25, 26.