DELE exam preparation


About the DELE exam

The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organises exams in the Spanish language known as “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (or DELE). We present candidates at 4 levels: B1 (‘Inicial’), B2 (‘Intermedio’), C1 and C2 (‘Superior’).

These levels are roughly equivalent to the Cambridge English language exams: PET, First Certificate, CAE and Proficiency (i.e. lower intermediate, intermediate, advanced and very advanced).

All the exams include reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, and oral expression components. All five parts of the exam are taken on the same day.

Our DELE exam preparation courses

The courses focus on preparing you to take the DELE exams. You have access to past papers and the opportunity to develop and practise specific exam techniques.

During the first week of the course, we advise you which level of the exam we think you should register for, in order to ensure a successful outcome.

You can register for the exam at our school too.

Duration: 4 weeks
Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break
Number of hours: 4 hours tuition per day
Size of classes: 7 average, with a maximum of 10
The minimum level of Spanish required to take the course is Intermediate
Ages: 16+

Start dates

  • April 29, 2013
  • July 29, 2013
  • October 28, 2013


The school will be closed for public holidays on the dates given below. Classes lost are not made up at other times.

2013 January 1, 6; March 29; April 1; May 1, 20; June 24; August 15; September 11, 24; October 12; November 1; December 6, 8, 25, 26.

July and August During the summer, some intensive courses may be scheduled to take place in the afternoons-evenings, from 16.00 to 20.00. If you attend afternoon classes, we have a special social programme of visits and activities that takes place in the mornings.

  • DELE exam preparation course, 20 hours  a week
  • Booking
  • Pre-course level test
  • All course materials
  • Programme of social and cultural activities
  • Student card (and the discounts it entitles you to)
  • Access to all the school’s facilities
  • Free Internet usage
  • Hostel accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)


Cultural activities

If you are taking a Spanish course with us, do make sure you get the most out of it by joining us on our varied programme of social activities.

These include visits and excursions to places of interest in and around Barcelona, video films in Spanish and our very popular Friday Club language exchange, at which you will meet some of our Spanish students who are learning English, French or German with us.

Most of these activities are included in the course fee. However, please note that entrance fees and transport costs (where appropriate) are not included and you have to pay for these yourself.

The social programme is changed every two weeks so that if you are staying for longer you will not repeat specific activities.

On the day you arrive we give you a copy of the actual social programme planned for the next 4-week period.

We also organise full-day excursions to towns and places of interest outside Barcelona. These excursions are organised twice a month during the summer months and once a month during the rest of the year.

Sample social programme

1st week

  • Tuesday Guided tour of the Gothic Quarter
  • Wednesday Visit to Gaudi´s Sagrada Familia
  • Thursday Visit to the Picasso museum
  • Friday Friday Club language exchange
  • Saturday Costa Brava, Figueras and Dalí museum

2nd week

  • Tuesday Visit to the Barcelona City Museum
  • Wednesday Walk round the Ribera District
  • Thursday Visit to Gaudi´s Park Guell
  • Friday  Friday Club language exchange


    • Flight
    • Residence Accommodation
    • Home stay
    • Upgrade to halfboard
    • Airport Transfer
    • Travel Insurance
    • Usage of an electric bike during your stay
4 weeks: 1.750 euros

Please contact us for further information.




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Phone: +34 93 451 10 72
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