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Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes is a public not-for-profit institution founded by the Government of Spain in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries throughout the world. It is now the largest international Spanish teaching organization. It is present in 90 cities over 43 countries.
The Aula Cervantes in Calgary is the only center operating in Canada. It has been established in collaboration with the Department of French, Italian and Spanish of the University of Calgary. The Aula Cervantes helps and supports Spanish students and teachers with many different linguistic materials and resources, cultural and academic projects, professional development activities, etc.
Craigie Hall D209                         

2500 University Drive N.W.           
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4                  

Tel. 1-403-220-2830     Fax.1-403-284-3634     Email:

Coordinator: Melania Pascual Salcedo


Events in 2016

 DELE: International Spanish Exams


The DELE is the official, internationally recognized qualification certifying students knowledge of Spanish as a foreign or second language. It is issued by the Director of the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education. Examinations are held three times a year – in April, May and November– in more than 500 centres around the world, of which 17 are located in Canada.


DELE - Exam Information
DELE - Leaflet
DELE - Presentation 1 (for adults)
DELE - Presentation 2 (for students)

Registration Form: Spanish  English

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AVE: Spanish Courses Online

More than 400 million people speak Spanish. Do you?

Try the Cervantes Institute online Spanish courses: Aula Virtual de Español (AVE)

With the AVE you can:

Learn to express yourself in Spanish in a variety of situations
Study all aspects of the Spanish language
Discover the Spanish-speaking world in all its richness and diversity

through audiovisual materials, interactive multimedia activities and personal tutor’s assessment and supervision.  

Take advantage of the most advanced communication technologies applied to the teaching of Spanish!

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Events in 2015