Diploma de Español

What is the Diploma de español como lengua extranjera (DELE)?

The Diploma de español como lengua extranjera (DELE) is the standard of Spanish competency tests, offered two to three times a year through the Cervantes Institute at testing sites in major cities throughout the world. The test offers three levels, Incial, Intermedio, and Superior and provide a diploma credential for those who’d like to have something more on their résumé than conversational or fluent in Spanish.  A fourth level before Inicial will be offered in May of 2009.  In the Spanish-speaking world, the DELE superior is recognized as “native-like fluency” for jobs and school.