Due to the temporary suspension of face-to-face assessment activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently able to provide information as to when the next DELE examination session will take place at Durham University. We will however update this page as soon as we are able, so do please check back. If you would like to receive updates by email please contact email@example.com
You may also wish to check the Instituto Cervantes website for general updates.
DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, issued by Instituto Cervantes, on behalf of the Spanish government.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, with approximately 400 million native speakers. It has official status in 21 countries.
The DELE is the only internationally recognised Diploma of Spanish. It is recognised in the commercial and business world as well as in the public civil service sector, and in educational institutions. It can help employment prospects and access to further education.
There are six levels, based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. A description of each level, exam formats and lengths can be found on the official DELE website.
Terms and conditions
Please see terms and conditions as detailed in the Cervantes Institute forms above.
Mari Carmen Maya Medina, DELE Examinations OfficerAssistant Teaching Fellow, Department of Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, Elvet Riverside, Durham, DH1 3JT
Tel: +44 (191) 334 3459