Get to know the different levels you can reach in the Spanish courses we are currently offering in our school:

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You can recognize basic words and expressions used on a regular basis, related to yourself, your family and your immediate surroundings, as long as people speak to you in a slow and well-pronounced manner

Reading comprehension

You are able to understand words, well-known names and very simple phrases. For example phrases you find on signs, posters and catalogues

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You are able to participate in simple conversations, as long as your conversation partner is willing to repeat themselves, to rephrase what they said, to speak slowly and is also willing to help you express what you would like to say.

Verbal expression

You are able to use simple expressions and phrases to describe where you, and people close to you live.

WRITING

Written expression

You are able to write short and simple post cards, for example to express congratulations. You know how to fill in forms with personal data, i. e. your name, your nationality, your address in a registration forms at a hotel.

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You are able to understand common phrases and vocabulary, concerning topics of your personal interest (personal information about you and your family, shopping, your hometown, your work). You are also able to understand the general content of short, clear and simple announcements and messages.

Reading comprehension

You  are able to read very short and simple texts. You know how to find specific and predictable information in short notes and daily newspapers, like advertisements, flyers, menus and timetables. Furthermore you are able to to understand short and simple personal notes.

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You are able to communicate within simple and habitual tasks that require a simple and direct exchange of information about daily activities and matters. You are capable of very short social exchanges but you are still not able to understand enough to maintain a conversation by yourself.

Verbal expression

You are able to use a series of expressions and phrases to describe the state of your life, your origins and your latest job, or the job you had before, to your family and others, in simple terms.

WRITING

Written expression

You are capable of writing short and simple notes and messages about your immediate needs. You can write very short personal notes, i. e. to say thank you.

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You understand the main ideas, as long as the discourse is normal, clear and concerns daily matters at work, in school, in your free time etc. You understand the main content of many radio and TV programs about current affairs, matters of your personal or professional interest, as long as the articulation is relatively slow and clear.

Reading comprehension

You are able to understand edited texts, written in a style that is used habitually and daily or is related to your work. You are able to understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal cards.

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You know how to get by in almost all situations that may come up on a trip to a country where this language is being spoken. You can participate spontaneously in conversations about daily topics of your personal interests or relevant to your daily life (i.e. family, hobbies, work, trips and current affairs).

Verbal expression

You know how to link in simple phrases to describe experiences, facts, your hopes, dreams and ambitions. You are able to explain and justify your opinions and projects in a short manner. You are capable of telling a story or report the plot of a book or movie and also describe your reaction to it.

WRITING

Written expression

You are capable of writing simple and well linked texts about well-known topics or about your personal interests. You are able to write personal cards,describing experiences and impressions.

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You are able to understand extensive speeches and conferences. You are also able to follow complex lines of arguments, as long as the topic is relatively well-known. You are capable of understanding almost all news programs on TV as well as the programs about current affairs. You also understand the majority of movies in which the characters speak standard level Spanish.

Reading comprehension

You are capable of reading articles and reports about contemporary issues in which the authors take a position or express a concrete point of view. You are also able to understand contemporary literature.

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You are able to participate in a conversation with a certain fluidity and spontaneity, which makes it possible for you to communicate with natives in a normal way. You can take part in more complex daily debates, and explain and defend your points of view.

Expresión oral

You are able to present clear and detailed descriptions of a wide range of topics related to your specialties. You know how to explain a point of view about a topic, displaying the pros and cons of several options.

WRITING

Written expression

You are capable of writing clear and detailed texts about a wide range of topics related to your interests. You are able to write texts and reports, transmitting information or proposing motives that support or refute a concrete point of view. You know how to write cards that emphasize the importance of specific facts and experiences

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You understand extensive reasoning, even if the structure isn´t clear and connections are only implied or don´t become apparent explicitly. You also understand TV programs and movies without much effort.

Reading comprehension

You have the ability to understand long and complex literary texts or texts based on facts, assessing different styles. You understand specialized texts and long technical instructions, even if  they are not related to your field of specialty.

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without having to search for the right expressions in an obvious manner. You are capable of using the language flexibly and efficiently in social and work-related situations.  You know how to formulate ideas and opinions in a precise way and can react skillfully to what your conversation partner says.

Verbal expression

You are able to present clear and detailed descriptions about complex topics, develop concrete ideas and finish with an appropriate conclusion.

WRITING

Written expression

You are capable of expressing yourself in clear and well structured texts, displaying points of view to a certain extend. You have the capability to write about complex topics in letters, compositions or reports, expressing, what you think are important aspects. You are able to choose the appropriate style for the readers you are targeting.

COMPREHENSION

Listening comprehension

You have no more difficulties understanding spoken language, neither in face-to-face conversations, nor in transmitted programs, even if the person speaks as fast as a native speaker. You might need a little bit of time to get used to the accent.

Reading comprehension

You are capable of reading basically all forms of the written language, including structurally abstract or linguistically complex texts, as i.e. manuals, specialized articles literary works.

SPEAKING

Verbal interaction

You can effortlessly take part in any conversation or debate, using idioms, catchphrases and colloquial expressions. You can express yourself fluently and transmit subtle nuances of meaning with precision.

If you have a problem, you can solve it discreetly in a way that others hardly notice.

Verbal expression

You are able to present descriptions and arguments clearly and fluently in an appropriate style in accordance with the context, with a logical structure and an efficiency that will help the listener concentrate on the important ideas and remember them at the same time.

WRITING

Written expression

You are capable of writing clear and fluid texts in an appropriate style. You are able to write complex letters, reports or articles, that present logically structured and efficient arguments, which help the reader concentrate on the important ideas and help the reader remember them.

Spanish language test


 

Taking this online test will tell you which level of Spanish you already have and which course you could take accordingly.