DELE exams 2017 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



£ 99 £ 117 £ 128 £ 147 £ 152 £ 158

Examination dates and registration deadlines 2017

Two examination sessions are scheduled for 2017 at The University of Leicester, in April and November:

DELE 2017 dates

Exam levels

Exam dates

Registration period

November 2017

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2

Saturday 25/11/2017

From 10th January to 11th October 2017


Registrations to the DELE exams are now closed. Details on next year's exams will be publish here in January 2018.

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


DELE Exams Preparation CourseIC centro

This course 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 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 till C2, are welcome to join in.

The course 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).

Dates and Fees

The course will be taught over four sessions, covering a total of 6 training hours. Each topic will last 1½ hours, covering each of the language skills as follows:

  • Session 1 (1½ hours): Characteristic and procedures of the DELE exams (part 1) and Reading skills and exams format and practice.
  • Session 2 (1½ hours): Writing skills exams format and practice (there will be a written task as homework and feedback will be provided).
  • Session 3 (1½ hours): Characteristic and procedures of the DELE exams (part 2) and Listening skills exams format and practice.
  • Session 4 (1½ hours): Speaking skills exams format and practice (feedback on participants' performances will be provided).
SessionDate and Time
1 & 2: Reading & Writing skills

To be confirmed by mid-September

3 & 4: Listening & Speaking skills

To be confirmed mid-September

Fee for the four sessions £65 (materials will be included). The course can only be booked in full, not by evening or topic.

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

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Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

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Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

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Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

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