Levels of Spanish

Levels of Spanish language learning according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

At Luis Vives Spanish School, the groups are differentiated according to the levels of learning Spanish set out in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). If you want to know your level of Spanish, you can test your level.



Learners can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and simple phrases to meet immediate needs. They can introduce themselves and others, ask for and give basic personal information about their home, their belongings and the people they know. They know how to relate in an elementary way as long as their interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to cooperate.


Learners can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of experience that are particularly relevant to him/her (basic information about him/herself and his/her family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.). They can communicate when carrying out simple, everyday tasks that require nothing more than simple, direct exchanges of information on familiar or routine matters. They can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her past and environment as well as issues related to his/her immediate needs.



Learners can understand the main points of clear, standard language texts if they deal with familiar topics, whether in work, study or leisure situations. They knows how to deal with most of the situations that can arise during a trip to areas where the language is used. They can produce simple, coherent texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations, as well as briefly justify opinions or explain plans.


Learners can understand the main ideas of complex texts dealing with both concrete and abstract subjects, even if they are of a technical nature as long as they are within his/her field of specialisation. They can interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and naturalness so that communication is effortless for either party. You can also produce clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects and defend a point of view on general subjects by indicating the pros and cons of the various options.



Learners can understand a wide variety of demanding and lengthy texts. They can also recognize implicit meanings in them. They can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious effort to find the right expression. They can make flexible and effective use of the language. For social, academic as well as professional purposes. They can produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts on complex subjects, showing correct use of the mechanisms of organisation, articulation and cohesion of the text.


Learners are able to understand practically anything they hear or read. They can summarise information from different sources, either written or spoken, reconstructing arguments in a coherent presentation. They know how to express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely. They know how to differentiate small shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.