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School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Take the DELE Exam at Durham

Spanish language examinations (DELE)

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017 [written exam]; 20 - 25 November 2017 [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 aForeign 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 November 2017 and the oral exams take place between 20 and 25 November 2017 both at Durham University.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the exam depends on the chosen level. The fees in November 2017 are:DELE A1 £99
DELE A2 £117
DELE B1 £128
DELE B2 £147
DELE C1 £152
DELE C2 £158

Fees are inclusive of VAT.

How and when do I register?

Registration will take place from now till Sunday 15 October 2017 inclusive.
You will be able to enrol and pay online via the link on the right hand side of this page

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 3453


Register for the exam now