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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

DELE exam at Durham

Spanish language examinations (DELE)

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019 [written exam]; 20 - 25 May 2019 [oral exam]

Location: Durham

Fees: Dependent on exam level

What is the DELE?

DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language,issued by Instituto Cervantes, onbehalf of the Spanish government.

Why get the DELE?

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 inthe public civil service sector, and in educational institutions.It can help employment prospects and access to furthereducation.

What levels are available?

There are six levels, based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.Description of each level can be found on page 3.
You can find out the level most suited to you, and familiarise yourself with the format, by checking past exam papers at

How long are the exams?

The duration of each exam depends on the level. Please see details in the DELE Exam Format brochure

When and where are the exams held?

The written exams take place in Saturday 25 May 2019 and the oral exams take place between 20 and 25 May 2019 both at Durham University.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the exam depends on the chosen level. The fees for the year 2019 are:

DELE A1 £100
DELE A2 £120
DELE B1 £135
DELE B2 £155
DELE C1 £165
DELE C2 £175

Fees are inclusive of VAT.

How and when do I register?

Registration will take place from now till Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 4.00 p.m.

Registration is a two part process. Please see the links on the right hand side of the page and complete step 1 first. Upon completion of step 1 you will be presented with a link which will take you to step 2. Please follow this, or alternatively you may return to this page and click the button to complete step 2 directly.

Please note we are managing bookings through an internal system. Please ignore any references to 'new learners', other courses and other languages or categories, as these are not applicable to the DELE exam.

Terms and Conditions

Link to DELE official website:

For further information, please contact :
Dr Penélope Johnson, DELE Examinations Officer
Teaching Fellow, Department of Hispanic Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University, Elvet Riverside
Durham DH1 3JT Tel: +44(191) 334 4665


Register for the exam now

Please note that registration is a two step process. Please complete step 1 first, and then upon submission of the form, either follow the link you are presented with to continue to step 2, or return to this page and click the step 2 button below.