01/05/2016

Spanish courses

 

LEVELS OF SPANISH. All our courses adapt to the COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (CEFR). The skills you can obtain according to language levels are the following:

 

The common european framework for languages: Listening, speaking, reading and writing

  

A1

Listening: Understanding common words and simple phrases spoken slowly and with clarity.

Reading: Understanding some common names and words and very simple sentences, e.g. the ones on signs, billboards and on catalogues.

Speaking: Communicating on a basic level. Using simple phrases describing people you know and the place where you live.

Writing: You know how to write a simple and short postcard, e.g. holiday greetings.

 

 

A2

Listening: Understanding basic information. You’re able to understand the gist of short clear and simple messages and orders.

Reading: You’re able to find information in easy to understand text sources (leaflets, menus, timetables), understanding simple personal letters.

Speaking: You can communicate in basic day to day situations. You’re able to describe your personal and professional environment within a set of phrases.

Writing: You’re able to write simple notes and messages and simple personal letters, e.g. expressing your gratitude.

 

 

B1

Listening: You understand the main ideas in a context like work, school, leisure, etc. You comprehend radio and television programs as long as people speak clearly.

Reading: Comprehension of texts from everyday life as well as personal letters communicating events and wishes.

Speaking: You can take part in conversations about family, interests, work, travel or current events.

Writing: I’m able to write simple texts about common topics and I can communicate my experiences and impressions in personal letters.

 

 

B2

Listening: I can follow conferences and lengthy speeches. I understand news programs, documentaries and films.

Reading: I’m able to read articles and reports, understand the point of view of the author. I understand contemporary fiction literature.

Speaking: I can hold conversations with native speakers and actively participate in debates.

Writing: I know how to write reports and explain a line of argument.

 

 

C1

Listening: I can follow lengthy speeches and almost effortlessly comprehend television programs and films.

Reading: Understanding long and difficult texts from different genres. Comprehension of specialized articles and lengthy technical instruction manuals.

Speaking: I can express myself spontaneously, fluently and with precision. I know how to explain difficult facts and finish speeches with fitting conclusions.

Writing: I’m able to write about difficult questions in letters, articles and reports always choosing an adequate style.

 

 

C2

Listening: I understand specialized conversations or presentations that contain a lot of colloquial or regional and even unknown terms.

Reading: Comprehension of texts that are abstract and difficult in style as well as in context, e.g. manuals, specialized articles and works of literature.

Speaking: Capacity to hold a conversation about difficult topics and express subtle nuances of meaning.

Writing: I can sum up information from different sources and present the lines of argument in a coherent way.