DELE – Diplomas of Spanish as a Second Language


The Diplomas in Spanish DELE are official qualifications certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.

The DELE examination provides for all the different variants of the Spanish language. They are all considered as valid to obtain the diploma.

The DELE examinations have been designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe, which ensures a practical way of establishing a standard, international and objective measurement of the level that should be reached at each teaching stage, and in evaluating results.

The University of Salamanca collaborates with Instituto Cervantes in designing exam papers and in grading the tests leading to the Diplomas in Spanish.

The levels of the Diplomas in Spanish are integrated into the CEFR: 

  • Diploma in Spanish Level A1.
  • Diploma in Spanish Level A2.
  • Diploma in Spanish Level B1.
  • Diploma in Spanish Level B2.
  • Diploma in Spanish Level C1.
  • Diploma in Spanish Level C2.

The “Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language” were created within the framework of the series of actions aimed at disseminating the Spanish language and raising the profile of our culture abroad.

DELE Coordinator:
Ileana Arrieta

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Exam dates 2016 - 2017

November 25 and 26, 2016 October 19, 2016
February 10, 2017 January 11, 2017 A2
April 7, 2017 February 15, 2017 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
May 13, 2017 March 27, 2017 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
July 14, 2017 May 24, 2017 A2, B1, B2, C1
September 15, 2017 August 2, 2017 A2
October 13, 2017 August 30, 2017 A2, B1, B2
November 25, 2017 october 11, 2017 A, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2


Level A1: $105

Level A2: $110

Level B1: $130

Level B2: $150

Level C1: $165

Level C2: $160