What is DELE diploma and what is it for? DELE is the short name for Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language. They are official certifications to accredit the level of competence in Spanish language. The DELE diploma is an official certification which has a high prestige at a national and international level and has been recognised by important Spanish institutions such as the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and Instituto Cervantes.
The DELE diploma exists in six levels, each corresponding to a certain level described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages set up by the European Council, so each participant can choose the level he or she wants to assess. Besides, thanks to this, it is possible to evaluate and accredit the language competence objectively.
Now that you already know some basic treats about this diploma, it is possible to understand in a better way why the DELE diploma is a requisite when applying for the Spanish citizenship.
To opt for the Spanish citizenship, it is necessary to pass the CCSE exam which assesses the knowledge in different areas related to constitutional and sociocultural contexts in Spain. The CCSE exam guarantees that people who want to obtain the Spanish nationality are aware of the social and cultural reality of Spain and they are ready to mingle with the Spanish society and culture.
The CCSE exam examines the sociocultural knowledge, but to integrate in a new sociocultural framework is necessary to have some basic knowledge in the Spanish language, which will allow you to interact with people in your daily routine. In order to guarantee this basic knowledge in Spanish language, non-Spanish-speaking candidates should prove their Spanish language knowledge. For this reason, candidates should have passed a DELE exam in at least A2 level and have this linguistic certification.
If you are interested in applying for the Spanish nationality, do not hesitate and enrol in a DELE Preparation course at the Comunidad Hispania. Furthermore, did you know that Hispania, escuela de español is an accredited centre by the Instituto Cervantes in which you can make the DELE and CCSE examination? Here you will study for your official exam with professionals specialised in the Spanish teaching for foreigners. Prepare your official examination to apply for the Spanish nationality in the Comunidad Hispania!
Article written by Chelo Caballero for Hispania, escuela de español.