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DELE A1 exam for young learners

The DELE A1 certificate for young learners certifies the linguistic competence necessary to understand and use common, everyday expressions and simple sentences to address immediate needs.

What are the advantages of holding a DELE A1 certificate for young learners?

  • It is an official certification that complies with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRE).
  • It certifies and assesses knowledge of Spanish from the first moment of contact with the language.
  • It is valid indefinitely.
  • It motivates students between 11 and 17 years old, because it is both a challenge and offers recognition of their learning at these early stages.


Exam specifications

The DELE A1 exam for young learners consists of four parts:

  • Reading comprehension test (45 min)
  • Listening comprehension test (20 min)
  • Writing expression and interaction test (25 min)
  • Oral expression and interaction test (10 min + 10 min preparation time)

For more details about exam specifications:

Specifications of the DELE A1 exam for young learners (PDF in Spanish) 


Exam guide

For more technical information about the different components of the exam, its structure and format, system of evaluation, or for samples of graded exams from previous candidates:

Guide to the DELE A1 exam for young learners (PDF in Spanish)


Sample exam

The Instituto Cervantes provides sample DELE A1 exams for young learners, so that candidates can familiarize themselves with the exam structure and format.

Sample DELE A1 exam for young learners (PDF in Spanish)