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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.