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Level A1

The DELE A1 enables students to access the Spanish-speaking world, improves their academic education and provides them with the confidence to continue advancing towards more advanced levels.

This diploma certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations.

The DELE A1 is an internationally recognized certificate that connects people from their first contact with Spanish and evaluates their level in Spanish from the beginning of their studies.

The DELE A1 exam is made up of different parts organized into two groups:

  • Group 1 (reading and writing skills): Reading comprehension (45 minutes, 4 tasks) and written expression and interaction (25 minutes, 2 tasks).
  • Group 2 (oral skills): Listening comprehension (20 minutes, 4 tasks) and oral expression and interaction (15 minutes).

A “passing” grade is required for each test taken during the same examination session.

The maximum possible score is 100 points. A minimum score of 30 in each group is necessary to receive an overall "passing" grade.

The final grade is either PASS or FAIL.

IMPORTANT: In the written expression test, the candidate must strictly follow instructions about the number of words and the text format.

Sample exams can be found (as a PDF file) by following the link below:
http://diplomas.cervantes.es/en/general-information/level-a1.html.