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DELE News

12/16/2014

DELE 2014


2014 has been an important year for the Cervantes Institute and the DELE
Category: General

2014 has been an important year for the Cervantes Institute and the DELE. We all known that the DELE is an official certificate granted by the Cervantes Institute in representation of the Spanish Dept. of Education, Culture, and Sports. These are internationally recognized certificates and they never expire.

In 2014, the DELE finalized a series of changes designed to adapt DELE exam content to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Six levels are offered, which range from A1 to C2, plus A1, A2 and B1 levels for schools.

Beginning in 2014 the exam is offered now 5 different times of the year (April, May, July, October, November) instead of just 3 as before.

A total of 65,892 people registered for DELE exams in 2014, that’s a 2.6% increase in test takers compared with the previous year.

DELE candidates also don’t have to wait as long anymore to hear if they passed the exam or not and the wait period is shorter now to receive the certificate itself.

In an interesting side note, the country that showed most interest in obtaining the certificate was Italy (20,000 Italians signed up to take the exam) followed by Germany, France, Greece, China, and Japan.