If you study Spanish in Spain, you should make the most of your stay and go back home with an official certificate of Spanish, a good idea would be to take the DELE examinations.
Do you know what the DELE examination is?
If you are familiar with Spanish Language Teaching, you have probably heard, in many occasions, your teachers or friends talk about the DELE examinations, acronym of Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera.
DELE is an official diploma issued by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and granted by the Cervantes Institute which certifies your degree of knowledge and of Spanish language.
Which levels can you take?
You can take any of the levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2), established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To be able to sit one of the exams, it is not necessary to have taken another DELE exam before or any other Spanish exam of a lower level.
What does the exam consist of?
The exam has four parts: written and oral comprehension, written and oral expression and the duration depends on the level you will take.
How can you prepare for the exam?
To sit one of the DELE exams, you should have previous knowledge of Spanish language and it is advisable to get familiar with the structure and functioning of the tests.
At our school, Accredited Centre of the Cervantes Institute, apart from being able to sit the official exam, we are an Exam Centre for the DELE exams, if you wish to do so, you can prepare for the exam taking our DELE Preparatory Course, taught by accredited teachers by the Cervantes Institute as DELE examiners.
During this course, apart from getting familiarized with the different parts of the exam, seeing that the didactic materials we use in class are similar to the ones you will find in the exam and solving the linguistics questions you might have, we will work on a series of strategies which will be very useful for your during the exam.
At our offices, we will help you out with any issue you might need, we will help you sign up for the exam and we will inform you on the day and hour of your exam.
If you would like to receive more information, you can also check out the website of the Cervantes Institute.
Why should I take a DELE exam?
DELE is an official certificate which has a valid international recognition by companies, universities, institutions, etc. and certifies your level of Spanish. Its validity does not expire, so you can use it throughout your professional career.
If you would like to take a Master or a university degree, with this certificate you can access any private or public university. Also, if you are in the process of obtaining the Spanish nationality, one of the requirements you need is the certificate of Level A2 (only for citizens of non-speaking Spanish countries).
You will obtain a certificate of the second most spoken language worldwide.
Do not hesitate anymore and make the most of your stay, you will not regret it!