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DELE exam preparation courses

If you need to actually certify how good your Spanish is, you want to pass the official DELE exams. Take a preparation course with us and give yourself the best possible chance of success!

Course details

Duration 2 weeks
Timetable Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break
Classes 4 hours a day, 20 hours a week
Class size 7 average, with a maximum of 10 students
Ages 16+

About the course

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.

NOTA The minimum level of Spanish required to take the course is Intermediate (see below for information about other levels).

Course and exam dates


  • November 2 (exam November 14)


  • May 3 (exam May 15)
  • June 28 (exam July 9)
  • November 2 (exam November 13)

*Exam dates to be confirmed

Intensive Spanish + DELE

If you do not yet have Intermediate Spanish, you can take an intensive course and a DELE preparation course afterwards.

The intensive course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competence and the DELE preparation course will provide the skills required to ensure success in the exam.

For beginners, the combination should be a minimum 8-week intensive course, followed by the 2-week DELE course, to ensure that you pass the DELE "Inicial" exam.

Prices and booking

  • Course (2 weeks): €440 (2021: €450)
  • Examination fees 2020: B1 160€; B2 190€; C1 205€

There is no booking fee, no charge for course materials and no other hidden extras !!!

  Book your course online

See also full details of alternative means of booking and conditions and there is also booking help if you need it.

Course prices valid until December 31st, 2020 -- but note that exam fees are subject to change.

Exam registration

IH Barcelona is one of the FEDELE schools in Barcelona that is a DELE exam centre.

Note that registration for the exam is exclusively via the Instituto Cervantes website.

You will need to create a profile on the site before you can register for the exam.

Do ensure that you meet the deadline for registration.

About the DELE exam


Details of the exam

The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organises Spanish language examinations known as the "Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (or DELE).

We present candidates at 3 levels: B1, B2 and C1.

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.

See the website of the Instituto Cervantes for full details of the examinations.

CCSE Spanish nationality exam

See separate page for full details, dates, etc., of the CCSE nationality exam, which you can also take at IH Barcelona.


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