What does it mean?
Diploma of Spanish as a foreign language of basic level (A2). The DELE A2 is the second of the CEFR levels.
This diploma certifies that the candidate is able to understand frequently used phrases and everyday expressions related to areas of experience that are especially relevant to him (basic information about himself and his family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.)
Who can take the exam?
Applicants who are nationals of countries or territories in which Spanish is not an official language.
When and where does the exam take place?
You can see all the dates of the exams and their registration deadlines on the Instituto Cervantes website.
Our school is a DELE examination center that usually carries out all the calls for all levels offered by Cervantes in each call. You will take the test at our center, but remember that registration can only be done through the Instituto Cervantes website.
How do I register and how much does it cost?
Registration for the tests must be processed online, through the Instituto Cervantes portal, in the case of candidates in Spain (for all levels except school). There you will find all the updated information on how to register for the exam.
What documentation should I bring on the day of the test?
1. A sealed copy of the registration form.
2. The passport or the identification document that they have presented at the time of registration.
3. The official exam call, which they will have received from the exam center.
What does the test consist of?
The DELE exam consists of different tests organized into two groups:
• Group 1 (Reading-writing skills): Reading comprehension (60 minutes) and written expression and interaction (50 minutes).
• Group 2 (Speaking skills): Listening comprehension (35 minutes) and oral expression and interaction (15 minutes). A mark of ‘pass’ is required in each of the groups of tests in the same sitting.
How is it evaluated?
A “pass” grade is required on each of the test groups in the same exam sitting.
The maximum score that can be achieved in the exam is 100 points and it is necessary to obtain 30 points in each group to achieve the overall rating of ‘pass’.
The final grade is PASS or FAIL.
When will the results of a DELE call be available?
The candidate can have the results of the exam in approximately three months.
Candidates who have obtained the global qualification of PASS will receive the corresponding accreditation diploma, issued by the Cervantes Institute.
It is the responsibility of the candidates to keep their postal information updated with their respective Examination Center until they are sure of receiving all the documentation related to the tests.
Access to the results query screen is subject to the express acceptance of the conditions detailed in the different forms.
Where can I go if I want to request more information or review an exam?
Both the document that describes the procedure for requesting the review of evidence and complaints, as well as the different forms, can be found at: the Instituto Cervantes website.