Spanish levels explained

Casa Spanish uses the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or CEFR). It is used worldwide for describing language skills. It is organised in six levels, from beginners (A1) to the students that have acquired full-fluency (C2).

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A1 (Beginner)

  • Introduce yourself an others.
  • Give information about your city and surroundings.
  • Describe people.
  • Talk about daily routines.
  • Express likes and dislikes.
  • Have a basic conversation about plans.
  • You are able to engage in a basic conversation as long as your conversational partner speaks slowly and clearly.

A2 (Elementary)

  • Talk about basic information about yourself, your family and friends.
  • Have the skill to buy products and services.
  • Talk about professions and hobbies.
  • Talk about the past.
  • Talk about the future.
  • Appreciate and give a basic opinion about something.
  • You are able to describe components about your past, habits and surroundings using simple structures.

B1 (Intermediate)

  • Express desires and wishes.
  • Talk about future plans and explain them.
  • Justify opinions and ideas.
  • Tell stories or experiences in the past.
  • Make theories and assumptions.
  • You are able to express straightforward and coherent sentences about familiar topics.

B2 (Upper-intermediate)

  • Rephrase information that has been given.
  • Make hypothesis using conditions.
  • Defend your point of view in discussions.
  • Talk about advantages and disadvantages of different topics.
  • You are able to understand the main idea of complex conversations and texts about concrete and abstract topics.

C1 (Advanced)

  • Express ideas spontaneously, with little to no sign of hesitation.
  • Little to no hesitation trying to find the correct expression for a specific context/situation.
  • Produce complex clear opinions with the correct cohesion.
  • Understand irony and implicit messages in speech.
  • You are able to use the language effortlessly in social, academic and professional environments.

C2 (Proficient)

  • Understand with ease practically all written and spoken language.
  • Reconstruct information and arguments and present them in a coherent and summarised manner.
  • Use of colloquialisms and idiomatic expressions.
  • Detect and understand complex nuances in the language.
  • You are a proficient user of the target language.