Instituto Cervantes - DELE

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork is the only Examining Centre outside of Dublin for the Instituto Cervantes. In this role the Department is responsible for administering the DELE (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language) examinations, the next of which will take place:

 

12th May 2017

A1 Escolar*, A2 Escolar*, B1 Escolar*

*(Under 18s)

(*offered by Instituto Cervantes Dublin only)

13th May 2017 A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

 

These Diplomas are the only official qualifications issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, accrediting levels of competence and command of the Spanish language.

It is the only official Diploma in Spanish internationally recognised by corporations (providing better salaries), Chambers of Commerce and private and public educational institutions. It does not expire or has to be renewed.

The exams are open to members of the public and are offered at six levels. Candidates can register for any level they wish and they can skip levels

- A1, A1 Escolar*, A2, A2 Escolar*, B1, B1 Escolar*, B2, C1 and C2

Cost:

Nivel A1 €120
Nivel A1 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) €120
Nivel A2 €135
Nivel A2 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) €135
Nivel B1 €150
Nivel B1 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) €150
Nivel B2 €195
Nivel C1 €205
Nivel C2 €210

 Registration for May exams will open Tuesday, 10th January and close on Wednesday, 29th March 2017. Registration after the closing date is strictly not allowed by the Instituto Cervantes.

An application form may be downloaded here: DELE 2017 Exam Application Form (111kB)

 or by emailing splas@ucc.ie or telephone 021-4903267

If you have any queries in relation to the levels please contact the co-ordinator Eugenia Bolado Colina (eugenia@ucc.ie)


Please read the Terms & Conditions below prior to submission of your application

  • Please send application form and fee to Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork. A receipt for payment will be forwarded to you. 
  • DELE EXAM APPLICATIONS ONLY must also include a photocopy of photographic identification such as a passport or driver's licence, the original of which must be shown on the day of the examination.
  • You may pay by cash, cheque or bank draft/postal order only. 
  • Cheques/bank drafts/postal orders should be made payable to the 'Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC'.
  • You may pay in cash if you wish to call personally to the Department Monday to Thursday (O'Rahilly Building, Room 1.50), but please ring 021-4903267 in advance.
  • You will be written to again prior to the examination with your registration and examination details.
  • Applicants should note that fees paid are non-refundable under any circumstances.

 


‌These preparatory courses are aimed at students who are taking the DELE exams and/or students who might be thinking of sitting these exams in the future. These preparatory courses are also open to any other students who wish to improve their Spanish at those levels even if they are not taking the exams.

Level B1 and B2 DELE Preparatory Course in preparation for the May 2017 examinations, will commence from Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 from 6.30 - 8.00 p.m. and wil be held every Tuesday evening over 6 weeks preceding the examinations (9 hours in total). 

Cost: €120

Registration will close by Monday, 3rd April, 2017. Please note that the courses will only run subject to a minimum number of applications.

If you are interested in applying, please read our T&C's below. Course Descriptions and an application form may also be downloaded just below or by contacting the department on 021 490 3267 or email splas@ucc.ie

 

DELE Prep Course Description (25kB)

 

DELE Prep Course Application Form 2017 (107kB)

 


Please read the Terms & Conditions below prior to submission of your application

  • You must send an application form and the fee in full to the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork in order to register. A receipt for payment will be sent back to you. 
  • You may pay by cash, cheque or bank draft/postal order only. 
  • Cheques/bank drafts/postal orders should be made payable to the 'Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC'.
  • You may pay in cash if you wish to call personally to the Department Monday - Thursday (O'Rahilly Building, Room 1.50), but please ring 021-4903267 in advance.
  • Applicants should note that fees paid are non-refundable under any circumstances, unless the course does not go ahead due to insufficient numbers registered.

 

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