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¡ Course Levels!

The following levels are based on the "Common European Framework of Reference"

A 1

Inicial / Beginners

- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

- Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she

- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


A 2

Básico / Pre-Intermediate

- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

- Can communicate in simple and
routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on
familiar and routine matters.

- Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


B 1

Intermedio / Intermediate

- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

- Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

- Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


B 2

Avanzado/ Advanced

- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and
abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of

- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that
makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

- Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects
and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


C 1

Superior / Superior

- Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

- Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

- Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

- Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


C 2

Perfeccionamiento/ Language Perfection

- Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

- Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

- Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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