The Instituto Cervantes Observatory at Harvard is an examination center for the official exams of the Instituto Cervantes: the exams needed to obtain Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE); and the Conocimientos Culturales y Constitucionales de España (CCSE) tests, meant for people who wish to become Spanish citizens.

 

DELE EXAMS

Each year, the Observatory offers two testing dates for the DELE exams. These tests are held in its premises on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA (see address below), but all of the administrative processes are done at the Instituto Cervantes in New York.

Interested people should complete their registrations for the DELE exam with the Instituto Cervantes in Nueva York: https://nyork.cervantes.es/en/spanish_exams/spanish_exams_info.htm

Upcoming DELE dates at the Observatory:

2021: all of this year’s exam dates at the Observatory have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022: Saturday, May 21st (registration period closes: March 16th, 2022); and Saturday, November 19th (registration period closes: October 5th, 2022).

These exam dates will be confirmed at the start of 2022, following the evolution of the health situation and the accompanying directives.

 

More information and relevant materials:

In Spanish: https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/preparar-prueba

In Englsih: https://www.dele.org/

 

CCSE TESTS

Each year, the Observatory offers several dates for the CCSE tests. These tests are held in its premises on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA (see address below), but all of the administrative processes are done at the Instituto Cervantes in New York.

Interested people should complete their registrations for the CCSE test on the Instituto Cervantes website: https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/ccse/inscribirse

Upcoming CCSE dates at the Observatory:

2021: all of this year’s exam dates at the Observatory have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022: Thursday, February 24th (registration period closes: February 3rd, 2022); Thursday, April 28th (registration period closes: April 7th, 2022); Thursday, June 30th (registration period closes: June 9th, 2022); Thursday, September 29th (registration period closes: September 8th, 2022); and Thursday, October 27th (registration period closes: October 6th, 2022).

These exam dates will be confirmed at the start of 2022, following the evolution of the health situation and the accompanying directives.

 

More information and relevant materials:

In Spanish: https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/ccse/que-es

In English: https://www.dele.org/?page=dele/ccse-constitutional-sociocultural-aspects-of-spain

 

ADDRESS AND CONTACT FOR DELE AND CCSE EXAMS

 

Location of the test center:

Observatory of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the United States
Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard University
2 Arrow Street 4th floor #430
Cambridge, MA 02138
(BOSTON)
Estados Unidos

 

Contact:

classprogram@cervantes.es
+1 212-308-7720

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