The DIE is a diploma certifying the degree of proficiency in Spanish and is designed to measure the candidate's ability to communicate. It has the academic recognition of The Pontifical University of Salamanca. The contents of each exam level have been developed according to the European Framework for learning, teaching and assessment of languages.
DIE tests correspond to the real and correct use of Spanish, contemplating all variants, using different accents and expressions as used in different Spanish speaking countries.
Nueva Lengua Spanish School is an examination centre accredited by FIDESCU (Foundation for Research and Development of Spanish Culture) which, under the protectorate of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain, has the mission to promote Hispanic culture on an international level placing emphasis on the different aspects of the Spanish language.
Anyone with any level of Spanish proficiency may take the examinations.
The verbal examinations are flexible in that the candidate has the opportunity to select the topics for the verbal examination according to his interests.
Candidates are not required to test for every level in the progression towards the 10th level. Instead, they may test in the level most appropriate to their knowledge of Spanish at the time of the examination.
It is possible to choose different levels for the written and oral examinations, based on the candidate's level of Spanish proficiency in each area.
Exams are conducted throughout the year.
The diploma is offered in different areas of proficiency: