Diploma de EspaƱol como Lengua Extranjera

The D.EL.E is the official accreditation of proficiency in Spanish as a foreign language offered by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Exams are held twice a year at the Instituto Cervantes in May and November and a private tutor can tailor a program to enable you to pass with flying colours. The diplomas are recognised by official institutions of Spanish-speaking countries, and increasingly by corporations, chambers of commerce, and educational institutions all around the world. The examinations can be taken at three levels (see box to right) and all of them test your ability to read, write, speak and understand Spanish: There are five sections for all three examinations:

  • reading comprehension
  • written expression
  • listening comprehension
  • grammar and vocabulary
  • oral expression

For more information about exam dates and further details visit http://www.londres.cervantes.es