Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

DELE exam at Durham

Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE)

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019 [written exam]; 18 - 23 November 2019 [oral exam]

Location: Durham

Fees: Dependent on exam level

DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, issued by Instituto Cervantes, on behalf 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 in the public civil service sector, and in educational institutions. It can help employment prospects and access to further education.

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. A description of each level, exam formats and lengths can be found on the official DELE website.

When and where are the exams held?

The written exams take place in Saturday 23 November 2019 and the oral exams take place between 18 and 23 November 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 open shortly and will be active until 9 October 2019 at 4.00pm.

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


Please contact:

Mari Carmen Maya Medina, DELE Examinations Officer
Assistant Teaching Fellow, Department of Hispanic Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University, Elvet Riverside
Tel: +44(191) 334 3459
Email: m.c.maya@durham.ac.uk

To view the official DELE website, please click the following links:
To view Elvet Riverside on the map below, please click on the symbol to the left of 'Durham University - All Facilities' to expand the map's menu. Elvet Riverside can be found in the 'University Buildings' category. Please note that Elvet Riverside 1 and 2 occupy the same site and the buildings are connected inside.
Download DELE Examination information below

DELE exam preparation
DELE terms and conditions


Registration for the November 2019 session of the exams will open shortly.