Our courses follow the guidelines of the Instituto Cervantes. The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE), issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, are official qualifications proving different levels of competence in the Spanish language.
The Diplomas in Spanish are the only officially accredited qualifications in Spanish as a Foreign Language and Second Language at the corresponding levels and are recognized internationally by private companies, chambers of commerce and public and private educational systems.
Breakthrough – Level A1
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for a very basic range of the most common daily expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world.
Waystage – Level A2
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability related to areas of most important relevance, including simple terms aspects of the candidate´s background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Treshold – Level B1
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most normal day-to-day situations and for expressing desires and needs in a basic way.
Vantage – Level B2
This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability to get by in average day-to-day situations in normal communication circumstances, where specialized use of the language is not required.
Effectiveness – Level C1
At this level, users are expected to be able to use the structures of a language with ease and fluency. Users are able to adapt their language use to a variety of social situations, and express opinions and take part in discussions and arguments in a culturally acceptable way.
Mastery – Level C2
This qualification attests to the linguistic competence necessary for situations which require an advanced use of the language and knowledge of the cultural customs embedded within it.