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DELE: International Spanish Exams

The DELE diplomas are official and international accreditations of a person’s degree of proficiency in Spanish.  They are granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education.  The diplomas can be obtained by completing an examination that tests the candidate’s ability to read, write, speak and understand spoken Spanish, according to internationally standardized levels of competence established by the Council of Europe in the Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  Examinations are held three times a year -  in April, May and November - in more than 500 centres around the world, of which 17 are in Canada.  Dalhousie University offers the examination once a year in April.

    2018 Exam Schedule

April 6. Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1.
Registration period until February 14.

May 18. Levels A1 ESCOLAR AND A2/B1 ESCOLAR.
Registration period until March 28.
May 19. Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

November 9. Levels A1 ESCOLAR AND A2/B1 ESCOLAR.
November 10. Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
Registration period until October 3.


DELE A1 ESCOLAR for Students  $138 CAD
DELE A2/B1 ESCOLAR for Students $194 CAD

DELE A1. Beginners. $138 CAD
DELE A2. Advanced Beginner. $160 CAD
DELE B1. Intermediate $194 CAD
DELE B2. Advanced $216 CAD
DELE C1. High Advanced $227 CAD
DELE C2. Mastery $255 CAD


For more information, please contact the Spanish Department at dalspan@dal.ca