Is Level B1 Spanish Good?

The DELE Spanish Diploma level B1 accredits language users capacity to:Understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work,

Is Level B1 Spanish Good?

The DELE Spanish Diploma level B1 accredits language users capacity to:

  • Understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies, or leisure.
  • Deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken.
  • Produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest
  • Describe experiences, events, wishes, and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.

The level B1 examination includes four parts:

Group 1

  • Reading comprehension test (70 min, 5 tasks)
  • Written expression and interaction test (60 min, 2 tasks)

Group 2

  • Listening comprehension test (40 min, 5 tasks)
  • Oral expression and interaction test (15 min + 15 min to prepare)

The final grade is either PASS or FAIL. To obtain a diploma the candidate must earn a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the examination, getting at least 30 points out of 50 in each test group.

IMPORTANT: In the written expression test, the candidate must strictly follow instructions about the number of words and the text format.


Sample DELE Level B1 exam (PDF file)

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