Spanish – Instituto Cervantes y Universidad de Salamanca

The Diplomas in Spanish (DELE), created in 1988 by the Ministry of Education (RD 826/88), are official qualifications certifying the degree of competence and mastery of Spanish, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. Instituto Cervantes holds, by Royal Decree (RD 1137/2002), the academic, administrative and financial management of the DELE. Instituto Cervantes is a state organization which promotes the Spanish language and culture abroad, and is responsible for the administration of the DELE exams worldwide.

The DELE examinations have been designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Manual for Relating Language Examinations to the CEFR of the Council of Europe.

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