DELE is the only official certificate for non-native Spanish speakers. This
diploma is of great value to future students going to study at a Spanish
University or for people who want to work in a Spanish speaking country.
There is also the possibility to take the official Spanish DELE exam (Diploma de
Espa ol como Lengua Extranjera) which is held three times a year in Spain.
The exam is divided in three levels:
Certificado inicial de Espa ol (C.I.E.): Intermediate level, gives you a basic
command of Spanish.
Diploma Bαsico de Espa ol (D.B.E.): Intermediate upper level, gives you an
intermediate command of Spanish.
Diploma Superior de Espa ol (D.S.E.): Advanced level, gives you an outstanding
command of the Spanish language.
The exams are divided into the following categories:
-Reading comprehension (60 minutes)
-Listening part (30 minutes)
-Written part (60 minutes)
-Grammar and vocabulary (60 minutes)
-Oral exam (15 minutes)