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DELE exam preparation courses

If you need to actually certify how good your Spanish is, you want to pass the official DELE exams. Take a preparation course with us and give yourself the best possible chance of success!

Course details

Duration 2 weeks
Timetable Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break.
Classes 4 hours a day, 20 hours a week
Class size 7 average, with a maximum of 10 students
Ages 16+

NOTE The minimum level of Spanish required to take the course is Intermediate (see below for information about other levels).

About the course

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.

Course and exam dates


  • May 2 (exam May 13)
  • July 3 (exam July 14)
  • November 13 (exam November 25)

The school will be closed for public holidays on the dates given below.

2017 January 1 and 6; April 14 and 17; May 1; June 5 and 24; August 15; September 11 and 25; October 12; November 1; December 6, 8, 25 and 26.SS

Classes lost on these days are not made up at other times.

Prices and booking

  • Course (2 weeks): €420
  • Examination fees: B1 156€; B2 180€; C1 190€; C2 192€

There is no booking fee, no charge for course materials and no other hidden extras !!!

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See also full details of alternative means of booking and conditions and there is also booking help if you need it.

Course prices valid until December 31st, 2017 -- but note that exam fees are subject to change.

Intensive Spanish + DELE

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 provide the skills required to ensure success in the exam.

For beginners, the combination should be a minimum 8-week intensive course, followed by the 2-week DELE course, to ensure that you pass the DELE "Inicial" exam.

About the DELE exam


Details of the exam

The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organises Spanish language examinations known as the "Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (or DELE).

We present candidates at 4 levels: B1, B2, C1 and C2.

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.

See the website of the Instituto Cervantes for full details of the examinations.

CCSE Spanish nationality exam

See separate page for full details, dates, etc., of the CCSE nationality exam, which you can also take at IH Barcelona.


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