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Alan Y.L
Attempting to take DELE A1 in November

Hi language friends,

I had always been studying Spanish just for the fun of it but lately I'm considering taking DELE A1 since I'm having a few months to spare (after work) - just to set myself a goal and give myself a reason to go visit a friend in Dallas, where the test center is.

I was going to get El Cronometro A1 but only a few third-party sellers on Amazon have it, plus I doubt the shipping will be fast. I'm guessing it's probably the go-to textbook for the European area?

Any of you have recommendations on textbooks available in the States? Actually any thoughts on taking the exam will be helpful!


Aug 2, 2016 10:47 PM
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If you're looking for a specific textbook, El Cronometro is the most recommended. I've used part of the book for the B2 level and, although I didn't take the test, I found it to be good preparation. Note, the website for the DELE also has a practice test online for each level. There's a lot of information about the exam here

Good luck!

August 3, 2016
Thanks Chris! I will definitely get the book and check out the official website.
August 3, 2016
Thank Brit! I have used and finished listening to Pimsleur Spanish 1 twice. But I guess what I'm looking for now is a specific textbook for the DELE exam.
August 3, 2016

Do you need a textbook? 

There is a lot of material on the internet. I recommend: - it is free and quite good to get the basic vocabulary and structure

audio course by Paul Noble - available as download for little money at - I found it VERY helpful - free

and with the help of a language partner here at italki, you can learn the basic grammar etc.

August 2, 2016
Alan Y.L
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Learning Language