DELE exams 2020 at Leicester

LogoDELEWhy take the DELE?

The Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is an internationally recognised qualification endorsing the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish language, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, to those who pass the exam.

The Diploma can help you to improve your employment prospects and in seeking further education since it is widely recognised by businesses, public and educational institutions worldwide.

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.

  • 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



£ 100 £ 125 £ 140 £ 160 £ 170 £ 180

Examination dates and registration deadlines 2020

Two DELE exam calls are scheduled for 2020 at The University of Leicester, in September and November. Due the COVID-19 pandemic, registrations for the September call will open in August 2020.

DELE exams

Exam levels

Exam dates

Deadline for registrations

September 2020 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2 Saturday 12th September 2020 Until Wednesday 19th August 2020

November  2020

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2

Saturday 14th November  2020

Until Wednesday 7th October 2020



Registrations for the DELE exams 2020.

Due to the Covid-19 situation registrations for the September call will open in August 2020.

If you have any queries please contact: Martín Agnone: For more information please visit the Instituto Cervantes' website.


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This free training aims to prepare candidates registered to take the DELE exam, at any level*, to undertake the four tests. The objective is to familiarize participants with the DELE exams formats, its requirements and the level of performance that would be expected to pass. This training also intends to reduce anxiety, boost participants’ confidence and improve their chances of success. Therefore, this training doesn’t aim to improve your language proficiency, but to reduce barriers to allow you to fully demonstrate your language skills and knowledge.

*Registered candidates, at all levels from A1 to C2, are welcome to join in.

The training is arranged into four different topics. Each topic will focus on one of the four language skills that are assessed through the DELE assessments (reading, writing, listening & speaking).

Details of the session (date, time, tutor and content) will be sent to participants the day after of the deadline for registrations. The free exam preparation session takes place within two weeks before the exam.

For more information on this training or to register please contact us: / 0116 252 2665

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Modern Languages at Leicester, part of the School of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combining French, Spanish and Italian with each other and with other academic subjects. We also offer degrees in translation and interpreting.

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