European Levels - Self Assessment Grid
The DELEs are divided into three levels depending on the language level:
Diploma de Español A1
This accredits the sufficient linguistic competence to understand and use daily expressions frequently used in any part of the Spanish-speaking world, aimed at satisfying immediate needs; asking and giving basic personal information about yourself and daily life and interacting on a basic level with speakers, whenever they are speaking slowly and clearly and are willing to cooperate.
Diploma de Español A2
This accredits that the candidate is capable of understanding daily phrases and expressions frequently used related to areas of experience which are particularly relevant to them (basic information about yourself and your family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.).
Diploma de Español (Nivel Inicial - B1)
This accredits sufficient knowledge of the language to allow control in situations which require an elementary use of the language.
Diploma de Español (Nivel Intermedio - B2)
This accredits the necessary knowledge of the language to allow communication in everyday situations which do not require specialized terms.
Diploma de Español C1
This accredits the sufficient linguistic competence to cope in common situations of daily life which require a specialized use of the language. (November 2010).
Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - C2)
This accredits an advanced knowledge of the language allowing communicaton in all situations requiring advanced use of the language and a knowledge of cultural background.