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DELE Examinations

The University of Oviedo collaborates with the Instituto Cervantes and with the Spanish Ministry of Education as an official examination centre for Spanish as a Foreign Language Diplomas (DELE):

  1. The Level A1 Spanish Diploma accredits sufficient linguistic competence to understand and use the most commonplace everyday expressions employed anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world for the purpose of satisfying immediate needs.
  2. The Level A2 Spanish Diploma accredits that the candidate is able to understand commonplace everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience that are especially relevant (basic information about oneself and one's family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.).
  3. The Level B1 (Beginners - Inicial) Spanish Diploma accredits sufficient linguistic competence to understand and react suitably to the most commonplace everyday situations and to communicate wants and needs in a basic way.
  4. The School Level B1 (Beginners - Inicial) Spanish Diploma is aimed at school students between the ages of 12 and 17. It certifies Level B1, but it uses contents suited to school public. It accredits as well sufficient linguistic competence to understand and react suitably to the most commonplace everyday situations in daily life and to communicate wants and needs in a basic way. Only in May exam.
  5. The Level B2 (Intermediate - Intermedio) Spanish Diploma accredits sufficient linguistic competence to deal with commonplace situations in daily life in normal communication situations that do not require specialised use of the language.
  6. The Level C1 Spanish Diploma accredits sufficient linguistic competence to be able to express oneself clearly without having to limit what one says. The candidate has a good mastery of a broad lexical repertory, including idiomatic and colloquial expressions.
  7. The C2 (Advanced - Superior) Spanish Diploma accredits the necessary linguistic competence to deal with situations that require a high level of usage of the language and knowledge of the cultural habits that are manifested through it.

The exams take place in February, April and October in accordance with the calendar established by the Instituto Cervantes.

DELE Exams 2020

As an official examination centre, the University of Oviedo will hold exams in February, April and October 2020 for the Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma awarded by the Instituto Cervantes.

February exam: level A2
  • Dates: Friday, February 14th
  • Enrolment period: from the 9th of September 2019 to the 8th of January 2020
  • Maximum 20 places.
April exam: levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1
  • Dates: Friday, April 17th
  • Enrolment period: from the 9th of September 2019 to the 19th of February 2020
  • Maximum places per level:
    • A1: 5 places
    • A2: 20 places
    • B1, B2 and C1: 10 places
October exam: adult levels A2, B1 and B2
  • Dates: Friday, October 2nd
  • Enrolment period: from the 9th of September 2019 to the 5th of August 2020
  • Maximum places per level:
    • A2: 20 places
    • B1: 8 places
    • B2: 5 places

General Conditions

  • ENROLMENT will only be possible through the webpage examenes.cervantes.es
  • Documents to be submitted on the day of the exam: please, click here.
  • Exam location: La Casa de las Lenguas
Address:
Comandante Bruzo St. with Luis Braille St., Ground Floor. Oviedo (33011)
Telephone:
+ 34 985 109664
Fax:
+ 34 985 109665
E-mail:
clenguas@uniovi.es

Fees for the 2020 DELE Exams

  • DELE LEVEL A1: € 108
  • DELE LEVEL A2: € 130
  • DELE LEVEL B1: € 160
  • DELE LEVEL B1: € 190
  • DELE LEVEL C1: € 205
  • DELE LEVEL C2: € 220

Other information of interest

To obtain further information on the DELE exams (results of past exams, enrolment centres, downloadable files with the general information brochure, guide to the Diplomas, enrolment forms, links to other sites of interest, etc.), consult the following link. One of the services you can access via this site is the download for past papers.

Further information

Instituto Cervantes. Oficina de Diplomas.
23 Libreros St. - Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (28801)
Phone:
91-885 61 17 // 885 61 00
Fax:
91-883 34 53// 883 08 14
Web:
Website of the Instituto Cervantes