dele_convocatorias_2013_474As most of you know, there is another edition of DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language) next month (written exam will be November 22th and 23th and for the oral exam you must consult the testing center), so if you want to register, don’t wait too much because the registration date expires on October 18th.

More than 60,000 examinations are taken each year by candidates in more than 800 examination centres from more than 100 countries (they are held in May, August and November). Anyone whose first language is not Spanish and who wishes to have an official certification of his/her level of Spanish can take it.

There are six levels (A1: Beginner / A2: Elementary – Lower Intermediate / B1: Intermediate – Upper Intermediate / B2: Advanced – Upper Advanced / C1: Superior / C2: Proficiency) and the fees are different in each country (from 50 to 200 euros).

DELE is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The Cervantes Institute is the institution in charge of organising the exams, while the University of Salamanca is in charge of the preparation, correction and final evaluation of all the tests.

If you are wondering why you should get it, we give you four reasons: they have international recognition; they have indefinite validity; they involve official recognition of communicative competence; and they facilitate access to universities, grants and jobs.

If you want to prepare yourself for the May edition, contact us to let you know how we could help you. Spanishviaskype has a study programme that includes reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and speaking; all of which are sections in the exam to obtain the DELE certificate. Moreover the student can work with practice exams, just like the official ones. Go ahead and get ready for the DELE. It’s worth it!