Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Accredited testing center since 2009
IMAC Spanish Language Programs is a school dedicated to the instruction of Spanish as a foreign language. Four decades of experience have armored our programs with solid academic foundations and innovative insight permitting constant renovation. A highly professional and capable faculty complement our already solid class structures. High academic standards are obviously high while our classes are yet filled with enjoyable and fun activities.
In addition to our accreditation from The Secretary of Education of Mexico since 1976, IMAC Spanish Language Programs is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes as an official examination center for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Guadalajara, Mexico, widely known as DELE (Diploma de Español como lengua Extanjera).
The DELE, Spanish acronym for Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, is the sole standardized accreditation system for Spanish as a foreign language students accepted in over 100 different countries around the world. This certification is granted by The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport through the Instituto Cervantes. A DELE diploma provides the beholder with an accredited level of competence and mastery of Spanish.
We are perhaps the only language center in Mexico with official accreditation for DELE testing from, The Ministry for Education of Spain and The Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from The Secretary of Education of Mexico. The following are the six different DELE levels:
A1- Starter level: This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for a very basic range of the most commonly simple expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world and in order to satisfy immediate needs of a concrete type.
A2- Waystage or Elementary level: This qualification attests to sufficient linguistic ability for understanding a basic range of the commonly simple and immediate relevance of expressions used in the Spanish-speaking world (basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
B1- Beginner Level: Academically it attests that the beholder has gained the proficiency demanded by high school education standard. Professionally, this diploma certifies that the recipient can interact in predictable scenarios that do not require making important decisions.
B2- Intermediate Level: Academically it attest that the beholder has gained the proficiency demanded by a pre-superior education standard such as that of a technician. Professionally, it certifies that the recipient can act in day to day situations and perform routine tasks with a certain autonomous extent even though he/she may require help from a native speaker from time to time.
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.
C2- Superior Level: Academically it attests that the beholder has gained the proficiency demanded by a superior degree of education such as a B.S. or B.A. Professionally it certifies that the recipient can interact in all types of scenarios and contexts and perform task that require executive and decision making not to mentioned processing of complex and technical vocabulary.
The following are the registration and examination dates for the 2017
|Examination date||Registration dates|
|Saturday May 13th - 2017||Open, closes on March 29th - 2017|
|Saturday November 25th - 2017||Open, closes on October 11th - 2017|
|DELE Fees 2017|
|B1 Beginner Level||B2 Intermediate Level||C1 Level|
|$130.00 USD*||$150.00 USD*|
*To the exchange rate of the day.
We offer two types of courses that will prepare you for the DELE exam:
Our group preparation course is a 4-week program which begins one month from the examination date with a minimum of 4 participants. The next course will begin on Monday April 17th. However, if you can put together a group of minimum four people, all taking the same level of exam, we can set up a group preparation course for you to begin on any Monday. You will attend 4 hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you are on a tight schedule and can only attend certain hours per day or if there are only certain aspects of the exam you would like to prepare for, then a private preparation program is best for you. This will allow you to take from as little as 1 hour up to as many hours per day as you wish as well as prepare for the entire exam or only focus on certain sections you may be concerned with. A private program may begin any day of the week.
DELE preparation program and cost:
$670 USD 4 week group course (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm). For Private instruction fees please click here.