DELE/SIELE - Spanish language exams

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 2019.

Date Exam - Level Fee Registration Deadline
23 Nov 2019 DELE - A1 £100 6 Oct 2019
23 Nov 2019 DELE - A2 £120 6 Oct 2019
23 Nov 2019 DELE - B1 £135 6 Oct 2019
23 Nov 2019 DELE - B2 £155 6 Oct 2019
23 Nov 2019 DELE - C1 £165 6 Oct 2019


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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