Spanish and Latin-American language and culture hub in Cambridge, UK

Dele Spanish Diploma For Adults

The Spanish Speaking Hub is an official examination centre for the Spanish DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) – Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language) awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Since 2005, the DELE diploma has been harmonised with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). DELE examination results are official proof of your child’s proficiency in Spanish.

The DELE diploma is internationally recognised, and is valid for life.

 

 

DELE Spanish Diplomas are official titles certifying degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, granted by Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams.

 

DELE Spanish Diplomas are divided into six levels

Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations.

Certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.).

Certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

Certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.

Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured, and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation, and cohesion in the text.

Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.

DELE Enrolment form

For more information on the DELE diploma, visit Instituto Cervantes.

For any further details, please contact us by e-mail at info.cam.spanishcentre@gmail.com or by phone at 01223 561 854.