DELE/SIELE - Spanish language exams

Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone all Linguae Mundi (World Languages) exams until October 2021.

Linguae Mundi at Coventry University is an officially approved examination centre for the DELE and SIELE, which all certify the Spanish language skills of candidates. We also offer preparation courses.

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The DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) exam is organized by the Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish government, through the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The SIELE tests Spanish as a world language and includes varieties from outside Spain.

The DELE is designed to assess the communicative skills of candidates in a real-life situation and evaluate practical language skills. The levels are based on the CEFR. Candidates are not required to have completed a previous level before registering for the examination of their choice. At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Not only are these diplomas internationally recognised and accepted, but they are valid for life - an asset whether you are currently studying or already working. To study at a Spanish university, DELE B2 is the minimum language requirement.

When are the next exams and how much is the fee?

The prices listed below are set by the Instituto Cervantes for 2021.

Date Exam - Level Fee Students at Coventry University
(20% discount)
Registration Deadline
9-10 July 2021 DELE A2 £130 £104 29 April 2021
9-10 July 2021 DELE B1 £145 £116 29 April 2021
9-10 July 2021 DELE B2 £165 £132 29 April 2021
9-10 July 2021 DELE C1 £175 £140 29 April 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE A1 £105 £84 22 September 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE A2 £130 £104 22 September 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE B1 £145 £116 22 September 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE B2 £165 £132 22 September 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE C1 £175 £140 22 September 2021
12-13 November 2021 DELE C2 £185 £148 22 September 2021

Please note that the oral and written exams may not take place on the same day.

What are the exam sections?

The DELE exam tests are divided into different groups, depending on the level. Each test includes various tasks, and encompass the following skill sets:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression and interaction
  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral expression and interaction

When will I get my results and certificate?

You’ll receive your results and certificate a few months after taking the exam. The certificate will be sent to the address you provided at registration.

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