Instituto Cervantes is the top institution for the development of the Spanish language in the World.
That is why a Cervantes accreditation means the highest quality levels because, like any certification, it entails a series of requirements that seek to maintain quality.
The Instituto Cervantes is the public institution created by Spain in 1991 to universally promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish and contribute to the spread of Hispanic cultures abroad. In its activities, the Cervantes Institute focuses primarily on the linguistic and cultural heritage that is common to the countries and peoples of the Spanish-speaking community. It is present in 87 centers distributed in 44 countries across five continents. In addition, it has two headquarters in Spain, the headquarters of Madrid and the headquarters of Alcalá de Henares.
Among its objectives are:
- To issue on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports the official DELE Spanish diplomas and organize the exams for obtaining them
- Update teaching methods and teacher training
- Support the work of Hispanics
- Participate in programs to disseminate the Spanish language
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The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language DELE are official certificates that accredit the level of proficiency of a person of the Spanish language in Guatemala. There are two centers where you can take this exam in Guatemala: CELAS MAYA in Quetzaltenango and Christian Spanish Academy in Antigua.
DELE Spanish diplomas are official degrees accrediting the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
The Instituto Cervantes is entrusted with the academic, administrative and economic management of DELE diplomas, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decrees 1137/2002 of October 31, RD 264/2008 of February 22 and RD 1004/2015 of June 6. November.
The DELE exams are designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of reference (CEFR) and the Manual for linking examinations to CEFR, both works of the Council of Europe.
The repertoire of linguistic contents that may be included in the DELE exams are included in the Curriculum Plan of the Instituto Cervantes. Reference Levels for Spanish (NRE), developed by the Instituto Cervantes from the descriptors of the CEFR.
The DELE Diplomas cover all levels of the MCER:
- Diploma of Spanish level A1
- Diploma of Spanish level A2
- Diploma of Spanish level B1
- Diploma of Spanish level B2
- Diploma of Spanish level C1
- Diploma of Spanish level A2
Accredited Center for the Instituto Cervantes
In Quetzaltenango, CELAS MAYA is the SIELE Authorized Examination Center.
SIELE is the International Service of Evaluation of the Spanish Language that certifies the degree of mastery of Spanish through electronic means directed to students and professionals of the five continents.
It is promoted by the Instituto Cervantes, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires, which guarantees quality standards and good practices in the preparation of tests, and the use of different linguistic varieties of the Hispanic world.
SIELE certifies the degree of competence in the Spanish language through four tests: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Writing Expression and Interaction, and Oral Expression and Interaction; And takes as reference the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe.