DELE A2 | How to prepare for DELE A2?

If you want to pass this exam in 2021, you might be wondering how to prepare for the DELE A2. Indeed, the Instituto Cervantes is offering the DELE A2 exam for yet another year. This DELE A2 exam is particularly relevant if you want to obtain the Spanish citizenship.

In today’s post, I will set out a to-do-list to help you achieve your goal by the end of the year. Are you ready? Here are the steps we will be looking at:

  1. Assess your current Spanish level
  2. Choose a date
  3. Set a study program
  4. Take a DELE course online

Assess your current Spanish level

The first thing you’ll need to look into is your current Spanish level. To determine it, here is a general list of tasks you will have to carry out in the DELE A2 exam:

  • You can read short personal emails, advertisements, personal texts and news reports and answer questions about them.
  • You can understand short conversations about daily topics and radio advertisements and answer questions about them .
  • You can write emails or short texts about daily aspects of your life.
  • You can speak about a daily topic, describe a picture and engage in a short conversation.

The vocabulary needed for these tasks includes:

  • People: family members, nationalities, traits of character, physical description, health problems.
  • Cities: housing, neighbourhoods, transportation, shopping, restaurants, bars, travelling.
  • Leisure: books, films, museums, concerts, hobbies.

The grammar needed for these tasks includes:

  • Present tense
  • Past tenses (pretérito perfecto, imperfecto, indefinido)
  • Future (ir a + infinitivo, futuro simple)
  • Uses of ser and estar
  • Uses of por and para

You might want to take a look at our post about which DELE exam should I take and how hard is the DELE A2 exam.

Choose a date for the DELE A2 exam

Once you’ve determined how much you need to reach the above mentioned level, set yourself a realistic date for the exam. This year, the exam will be held:

  • February 19, 2021 (register before January 13)
  • April 9, 2021 (register before February 10)
  • May 22, 2021 (register before March 17)
  • July 9, 2021 (register before May 12)
  • July 9, 2021 (register before May 12)
  • July 9, 2021 (register before May 12)
  • September 10, 2021 (register before Jul 14)
  • October 8, 2021 (register before August 25)
  • November 13, 2021 (register before October 6)

Check out more information on the dates and how to register by visiting the official website for the DELE exams of the Instituto Cervantes.

Set a study program for DELE A2

When you’ve selected the date, set out a study programme. You can check out this list of the best books to help you prepare for the DELE A2. They can help you structure the content.

When setting out this study program, be realistic. Take into consideration the amount of hours you can spend each week and set a calendar that adapts to your lifestyle and objectives. If you need help, you can also contact me for help 🙂

Take a DELE A2 online course

Before you pass the exam, you might want to consider passing a practice course such as the Spanish exam preparation course. This will help you by receiving feedback from a certified teacher. I recommend you take this course about 2 weeks before the exam date so we can polish the last details.

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