The Spanish DELE (Diploma de EspaƱol como Lengua Estranjera) exam for the last three levels consists of 5 different parts. The main difference of the 3 levels is the difficulty and the time available for each part.

The first part examines the student's reading comprehension. In this part you will read a text which will vary in length and difficulty depending on the exam you are taking. After reading the text the student has to answer a number of multiple choice questions about the text.

In the second part of the DELE exam your writing skills are tested. In this part you will be asked to write a small text an essay depending on the Spanish level of your exam.

The third part is made up of listening exercises where the student has to answer a number of questions after hearing a Spanish text read aloud.

The fourth part of the DELE Test consists of multiple choice questions and filling in blank spaces with the correct Spanish word. This part measures your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

The oral test comes last. In this fifth part the student is interviewed and has to talk to the examiner in Spanish for about 10-15 minutes about a picture or a specific topic.

There are several schools that offer special DELE Spanish language courses where the main objective is to prepare students for the DELE exam. These Spanish language courses will focus on the five parts included in the DELE exam. As the oral part is a minor part of the exam the focus on improving the students' conversation skills is therefore not a priority. We however feel that this holds as much importance as any of the above components. Therefore, our school's material and our DELE preparation material have been adjusted so we do not only prepare the students for their DELE exam, we undoubtedly excel our students' conversational skills.