DELE A2 | How to prepare for DELE A2?

If you want to pass this exam soon, 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. Put your plan into action
  5. 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, relationships, nationalities, traits of character, physical description.

    • Daily topics: weather, time, housing, clothing, food, health problems, jobs.

    • Cities: housing, neighbourhoods, transportation, shopping, restaurants, bars, travelling.

    • Leisure: books, films, museums, concerts, hobbies, parties.

If you want to know more about it, check out the following blog post: DELE A2 Vocabulary list

The grammar needed for these tasks includes:

    • Present tenses Regular (hablo, como, vivo…), irregular (quiero, juego, visto…), continuo (estoy viendo)
    • Past tenses pretérito perfecto (he hablado), imperfecto (hablaba), indefinido (hablé)
    • Future tenses ir a + infinitivo (voy a bailar), futuro simple (viajaré)
    • Imperative mode (ven, escuche)
    • Pronominal verbs (me ducho, me visto…)
    • Verbs like gustar (me duele, me molesta, me encanta…)
    • Uses of ser and estar
    • Uses of por and para
    • Linking words (pero, porque, entonces, después, antes…)
    • Modal verbs / Periphrases (poder, deber, tener que)
    • Direct and indirect object (la veo, te lo regalo, las cortas…)

You might want to take a look at our posts about which DELE exam should I take and how hard is the DELE A2 exam, as well as our full interactive online exam below:

DELE A2 sample 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. Usually, inscriptions close one month before the exam. 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 in the number of weeks you have.

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 🙂

Put your plan into action

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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, whether in one-to-one or small group lessons.

Get the best grade possible

DELE A2 2023 online course


A space to study and prepare for your DELE A2 exam. Share your progress with a certified examiner and other exam candidates. 

Join a community where you will find answers to all the questions you have.

No more excuses, set your goal and achieve it!

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    I wish to practice DELE A2 sample papers. But i am getting only one sample paper on every site. Can you please provide at least 10 sample paper or suggest me any website/ book ? anything for sample paper?

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