100% of the students who have followed our preparation course passes for the exam!
DELE : The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (Dele) are the only officially accredited qualifications issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry for Education, Social Policies and Sport of the Government of Spain that are administered internationally. They are recognized worldwide by private companies, chambers of commerce and public and private educational systems. It is important to note at this point that their use is mainly related to educational and professional contexts. Exams are administered nowadays in six levels, according to the degree of linguistic competence and the Common European Framework of Reference. This internationally recognised framework describes language ability in a scale of levels which ranges from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered a language.
The exam is offered at three levels; inicial, básico and superior. To obtain the 'inicial' diploma, students require at least a pre-intermediate level, for the 'Intermedio' diploma, an intermediate level and for the 'superior' an advanced or superior level to begin the course. Upon successful completion of Intermediate or Advanced courses you can apply for the exam of the DELE Diploma Intermedio B2 or Superior C2. Successful completion of the superior level course awards, you pass the exam of the internationally recognized "Diploma Superior de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (D.E.L.E.: Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language).
The exam consists of five elements:
Alhambra Instituto offers a preparation DELE course of 2 to 4 weeks.
Starting date preparation course:
4 weeks preparation course: 30th July 2013 for Exam August 24th
2 weeks preparation course: 13th August 2013 for Exam August 24th
We have two types of courses A) Dele Group Course and B) Dele Combined Course
A) Dele Group Course 25 lessons / week: 20 grouplessons of general Spanish (Intensive Course) and 5 grouplessons of specific Dele exam preparation weekly
B) Dele Combined Course 25 lessons / week: composed of 20 group lessons (Intensive Course) and 5 individual lessons specific Dele exam preparation weekly.
The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official qualifications issued by the Ministry for Education of Spain and, on his behalf, by the Instituto Cervantes. The I.C. will send those candidates who have passed the tests the relevant accreditation documents through the examination centres where they took the tests.
The Spanish Royal Mint (Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda) collaborates with the Instituto Cervantes in the production of the Diplomas in Spanish.
The DELEs are divided into three categories depending on the language level:
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for a very basic range of the most commonly simple expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world and in order to satisfy inmediate needs of a concrete type.
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for understanding a basic range of the commonly simple and immediate relevance of expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world (basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
(Inicial / Beginner level): This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires and needs in a basic way.
(Intermedio / Intermediate level): This qualification validates sufficient linguistic ability to get by in average day-to-day situations in normal communication circumstances, which do not require specialized use of the language.
Dele Diploma de español Nivel C1
At this level, users are expected to be able to use the structures of a language with ease and fluency. Users are able to adapt their language use to a variety of social situations, and express opinions and take part in discussiones and arguments in a culturally acceptable way. (* C1 level exams will be available from November 2010)
This qualification accredits the necessary linguistic competence to integrate in situations requiring an advanced use of the language and knowledge of the cultural customs embedded within it.
In these pages we offer you all the information you will need about DELEs and registration possibilities all over the world.