DELE Exam Preparation Course

DELE stands for: Diploma del Español como Lengua Extranjera or Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language. These are the internationally recognized official qualifications with permanent validity granted by Instituto Cervantes.

Our DELE Exam Preparation course dates are bound up with the official DELE exam year schedule, but if you’re not planing on taking the exam right away, you can start your DELE course any Monday of the year!

Academia Tica hosts DELE Exams in our Coronado campus.

You can either take the course from 1 to 8 weeks (read below for more information on how long you should study for the DELE). This program is available in our Coronado campus.

DELE Preparation course details

  • Lessons: 20 general group lessons + 10 group lessons for DELE exam training (50 min. each)
  • Duration: 1, 4 or 8 weeks
  • Levels: 6 (Beginner to advanced)
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. with a 20-minute break and 40-minute lunch break.

The course features 30 group lessons per week. The first 20 lessons are general Spanish so you work on your language skills, reinforce topics that they may feel weak and practice a lot on conversation, grammar, etc. The other 10 lessons are strictly for practice on DELE: working on sample exams along the teacher, discussing topics that may be in the different parts of the exam, making timed practices, etc.

Benefits of taking a DELE Exam course

  • You will practice with experienced teachers that are also DELE Examinators.
  • You will have timed practice for all the different sections of the exam.
  • The teacher will guide you through the different sections of the exam and teach strategies for better understanding and answering. You will get lots of tips and advices!
  • Excellent approval rate record!

DELE Exam Preparation Course in Costa Rica

More about the DELE Exam

Registration, requirements, dates, check this page for more information.

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How long should I study for the exam?

Good question! A general rule of thumb is: if you are past the level of skills for the test you want to sit or at least very comfortable on your level, then between 2-4 weeks will suffice. This will give you enough time to get familiarized with the test, to clear doubts, to practice the specific exercises and discuss the topics that usually go into DELE Exams.

If you are barely on the level you want to take, an 8-week course will let you have a solid base of the general Spanish skills you need and then practice for the exam as well.

It is not advised that you take the DELE course if you’re not near the level you want to sit. In that case, is better to take a general Spanish course to advance on your level first and then the DELE course to practice for some weeks. The rhythm at which you can advance in your level depends exclusively on you, the number of lessons taken and how hard you study, but you can think about 4-6 weeks for beginner levels and 6-8 weeks for intermediate and advanced levels.

DELE Exams are not easy, but taking the right course will ensure that you go well prepared. Ask us if you’re thinking about taking the course but still not sure which is the best plan for you.

How can I find out my current Spanish level?

You can take the Instituto Cervantes’ online level test here. This is the most accurate method we have found to do so.