What is DELE?


Why is it a Valuable Qualification?

The Diploma de Español Lengua Extranjera (DELE) is an official qualification attesting to a command of the Spanish language issued by the Instituto Cervantes (the Government of Spain’s official organisation for promoting Spanish). It is recognised internationally and valid indefinitely. It can be obtained by sitting and passing the appropriate exam (there are three examination sessions each year).

Why is it a valuable qualification?

DELE certificates are internationally recognized and valid indefinitely. They enjoy great prestige, not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities, but also in the business world and in Chambers of Commerce.

How to obtain your DELE certificate

It can be obtained by sitting and passing the appropriate exam. The University of León's Language Centre is an Official DELE Test Centre and offers its students various testing periods along with DELE preparatory courses.

DELE Examination Sessions 2021 Levels Date of Examination Registration Dates
February Level A2 19 February 2021 Until 13 January 2021
May Levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 22 May 2021 Until 17 March 2021
September Level A2 10 September 2021 Until 14 July 2021
October Levels A2, B1 and B2 8 October 2021 Until 25 August 2021
November Levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 13 November 2021 Until 6 October 2021

How much does a DELE exam cost?

The prices of Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) approved by Instituto Cervantes' Governing Body for 2020 are:

  • DELE A1: €108
  • DELE A2: €130
  • DELE B1: €160
  • DELE B2: €190
  • DELE C1: €205
  • DELE C2: €220
For further information about DELE diplomas click here.