What is DELE?
Since January 2013 the Spanish Area of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at SMU operates as a DELE Examination Center. DELE (Diplomas del español como lengua extranjera (Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma)) is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.
Instituto Cervantes, a public institution based in Spain and dedicated to the promotion of the Spanish language and the dissemination of Spanish –speaking cultures, is the institution in charge of organizing the exams, while the University of Salamanca is in charge of the preparation, correction and final evaluation of all the tests, and various DELE Examination Centers across the world are in charge of administering them. The different DELE levels reflect the levels of linguistic competence established and standardized by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries.
Please review the links below for more information.
Description of the DELE:
Benefits of Having a DELE:
General Inscription Requirements:
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For more information, please contact Dr. Leticia McDoniel (firstname.lastname@example.org).