DELE stands for Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, or “Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma”. It is the only certificate for non-native Spanish speakers that is officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. This diploma is of great international value for those who are going to study at a Spanish University and who want to work, or are going to work in a Spanish speaking country environment.
There are six levels of the DELE examination:
||The student will be able to cope with an elemental language of communication in situations that deal with necessities or with everyday topics.
||The candidate is able to understand sentences and frequently use daily expressions related to particularly relevant topics (eg basic information about oneself and one's family, shopping, places of interest, employment, etc.).
||Sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires and needs in a basic way.
|Sufficient linguistic ability to get by in average day-to-day situations in normal communication circumstances, which do not require specialized use of the language.
||The student noticeably progresses in the language and has a more advanced level of Spanish
||The necessary linguistic competence to integrate into situations requiring an advanced use of the language and knowledge of the cultural customs embedded within it