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). There are 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. All the exams include reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, and oral expression components.
At IH Palma, we have sittings for A2 level only. There are, however, other DELE centres in Palma where you can take the levels other than A2 (see "Enrolment for the exam").
On our DELE courses (see below), we prepare candidates for all DELE levels.
|Exam sitting||Date of written paper||Enrolment deadline|
|February||Friday 8 February 2019||9 January 2019|
|April||Friday, 5 April 2019||6 February 2019|
|May||Saturday 25 May 2019||27 March 2019|
|July||Friday 12 July 2019||16 May 2019|
|September||Friday 13 September 2019||24 July 2019|
|October||Friday 4 October 2019||21 August 2019|
|November||Saturday 23 November 2019||9 October 2019|
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All five parts of the exam are taken on the same day.
To enrol for an exam, you should go to the enrolment page on cervantes.es.
This course consists of an intensive Spanish course (20 hours per week) with an additional 10 hours per week of private DELE preparation (either (1:1 or 2:1).
The intensive course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competency and the DELE preparation classes will provide you with the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.
You can take a DELE preparation course at any time of the year [ see start dates ] but the DELE exams themselves are only available on the dates shown above.
For 2 hours a day of private tuition (10 hours per week)
*for two students with the same level of Spanish who want to study together
Not included: DELE exam fees.