DELE Exam Center in Costa Rica

Registration for all exam sessions is open! Please read the information below and consult to if you have any further questions.

Please note that as of February 2016, the DELE is available for anyone who wishes to take it in contrast to previous requirements where native speakers were not allowed to sit the exam.

DELE stands for: Diploma del Español como Lengua Extranjera or Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language. These certifications are granted by Instituto Cervantes from Spain and you can get your DELE at Academia Tica! The school has been an official DELE Exam Center since 2013.

Why should I get a DELE certificate?

  • Internationally recognized official qualifications
  • Permanent validity (do not expire)
  • If you’re looking for a job or an education oportunity, this is the best proof of language skills for your curriculum
  • Accepted by universities, businesses and government institutions
  • Based on the European Framework of Reference for Languages: international standard

2017 DELE Exam dates

Academia Tica will be offering the following dates and upon demand, further dates may be offered (please note that registration for all dates starts on January 10!):

  • Saturday, May 13: All levels. Registration ends Mar. 29.

  • Friday, July 14: A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. Registration ends May 24.
  • Saturday, November 25: All levels. Registration ends Oct. 11.

2018 DELE Exam dates

The new dates have arrived for 2018! Please note that registration for all sessions will start on November 13th, 2017 and ends up about 4-5 weeks before the exam date. These are the sessions we will have in 2018, further dates may be opened on demand always according to Instituto Cervantes’ DELE calendar in February, April, September and October.

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018: All levels. Registration ends Mar. 28.
  • Fri., July 13, 2018: A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. Registration ends May 23.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018: All levels. Registration ends Oct. 3.

DELE Exam registration procedure

DELE Exam registration is very easy and can be done in person at the school or by email. In a nutshell, what you’ll need to send for registering is:

  • A copy or clear picture of your passport
  • A scan or clear picture of the DELE Registration Form.
  • Proof of payment of exam fee. Please check below the DELE Exam prices according to level and the payment options for sending this fee.

Please take the following details into consideration:

  • Exam prices: A1-$105, A2-$110, B1-$130, B2-$150, C1-$165, C2-$180.
  • Very important! You need to be sure of your current level for taking the exam. You should take the exam at a level where you feel comfortable.

How to prepare for the DELE Exam?

Please check out our DELE Exam Preparation courses if you’re thinking about taking the exam.

You can find practice resources at the official DELE site.

Other services

Apart form our preparation courses, we offer the following services to make your life easier so you can focus on what’s important: passing the exam:

  • Transportation from San José or Coronado on the day of the exam
  • Free level assessment and counseling in person or with a short skype interview
  • Free accommodations for one night at the Academia Tica Student Residence so students that are coming from afar can start fresh on their exam day!
DELE Exam Center in San José, Costa Rica

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Check out our DELE Exam preparation course and take the exam at the end of your course at Academia Tica!

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DELE Exam in San José Costa Rica - Registration open from January 10, 2017