The levels in Spanish
The basic levels are:
A: Elementary language use
B: Independent use of language
C: Competent use of language
These are again divided into a total of 6 levels of language proficiency:
A1 – Beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very simple phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Aiming needs. Can introduce themselves and others and ask other people questions about themselves – e.g., where they live, what
for people they know or what kind of things they have – and can answer questions of this kind. Can be easily
communicate if the interlocutors speak slowly and clearly and are willing to help.
A2 – Basic knowledge
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
(e.g. information about the person and the family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Can be used in simple, routine
communicate in situations that require a simple and direct exchange of information about familiar and common topics.
things goes. Can describe by simple means one’s own background and education, immediate environment and things in context.
Describe with immediate needs.
B1 – Advanced language use
Can understand the main points when clear standard language is used and when dealing with familiar matters from work, school,
leisure time, etc. Can handle most situations encountered while traveling in the language area. Can simply
and coherently express themselves on familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can talk about experiences and events
report, describe dreams, hopes and goals, and give brief reasons or explanations for plans and views.
B2 – Independent use of language
Can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics.
Professional Discussions. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers can be held without
greater effort on both sides is quite possible. Able to speak clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics
express, explain a point of view on a current issue, and state the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 – Professional language skills
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, including implicit meanings. Can spontaneously
and fluently, without having to search for clearly recognizable words more often. Can the language in the social
and professional life or in training and studies effectively and flexibly. Can communicate clearly, in a structured and detailed manner
express themselves on complex issues, appropriately using a variety of means to connect text.
C2 – Approximate native language proficiency
Can effortlessly understand virtually everything he/she reads or hears. Can extract information from various written and
Summarize oral sources, giving reasons and explanations in a coherent presentation.
Play back Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and accurately, and can also use finer points in more complex situations.
Making nuances of meaning clear