The Certificate of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official certificates, which accredit the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes is the body responsible for organizing the exams calls. DELE exams are recognized internationally and are valid indefinitely.

At TalkTalk Idiomas we have extensive experience in preparing students for DELE.  You can prepare in the format that best suit your needs: group classes of 3 hours per week, individual and personalised classes, or 2-1 classes.

Contact us at our centers in Madrid for more information and a free level test:

Montecarmelo: or by phone: 91 729 61 17 / 622 860 253
Las Tablas: or by phone 91 093 69 21 / 633 832 251

The DELE exams are designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and cover all levels, from A1 to C2. These exams measure the 4 language skills (reading and listening comprehension and written and oral expression) separately.

The general DELE exams are aimed at an audience of all ages from 16 years old, although there are also DELE exams for schoolchildren, levels A1 and A2-B1, aimed at students between 11 and 17 years old.

The length of the exams varies between levels: the lowest level exam (A1) lasts approximately 2 hours, and the highest level exam (C2) takes about 5 hours.

The tasks of each test are contextualized in the personal, public, educational and professional fields, and its objective is to certify the degree of general linguistic competence in Spanish. In addition, obtaining this certificate (level A2 or higher) is an indispensable requirement for non-Spanish-speaking citizens who wish to obtain Spanish nationality.

The DELE exams include in the comprehension tests from level B1 on the main variants of Spanish. Its use is also considered valid in the candidates’ tests.After the exam, the candidate will have the results of the DELE exam in approximately three months.

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