The DELE Spanish diplomas are official qualifications accrediting the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, awarded by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.

Intensa Language Institute has been a certified examination center since 2015.

The DELE exams are designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the Manual to relate exams to the CEFR, both works of the Council of Europe.

The Instituto Cervantes offers eight DELE exams:

Spanish Diploma Level A1 (Breakthrough)

The DELE A1 certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations.

Spanish Diploma Level A2 (Waystage)

The DELE A2 certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc).

Spanish Diploma Level B1 (Threshold)

The DELE B1 certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

Spanish Diploma Level B2 (Vantage)

The DELE B2 certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.

Spanish Diploma Level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency)

The DELE C1 certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured, and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation, and cohesion in the text.

Spanish Diploma Level C2 (Mastery)

The DELE C2 certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.

2020 DELE Exam dates 

Date Registration deadline Level
Friday February 14th January 8th A2
Friday April 17th February 19th A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Friday May 15th March 18th A1 and A2/B1 for young learners
Saturday May 16th March 18th A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Friday July 10th May 13th A2, B1, B2, C1
Friday September 11th July 15th A2
Friday October 2nd August 5th A2, B1, B2
Friday November 13th October 7th A1 and A2/B1 for young learners
Saturday November 14th October 7th A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

We offer DELE preparation courses under our One To One program modality! Contact us for more information!

2020 DELE Exam prices:

  • DELE A1: $105

  • DELE A1 young learners: $105

  • DELE A2: $110

  • DELE A2/ B1 young learners: $130

  • DELE B1: $130

  • DELE B2: $150

  • DELE C1: $165

  • DELE C2: $180

How to sign up?

Fill in the registration form (link para descarga) by downloading and sending it to spanish@intensa.com with a copy of your passport or visit one of our schools and register in person.

Do the payment by bank transfer (link para descarga del doc: BE Bancos Cuentas IBAN) and send us the confirmation or pay at one of our schools.

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