LAE Madrid uses Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR), to accurately place Spanish levels for students. In accordance with the levels acknowledged by the Instituto Cervantes, we use this is international framework to measure the level of comprehension, oral expression, and written Spanish. The levels are divided as follows:
Beginner (Levels A1-B1)
Level A1: In this level the student can comprehend and utilize everyday expressions that are used frequently. They can present and use very basic information about their life, belongings and people they know.
Level A2: In this level the student is able to comprehend common phrases, sentences, and expressions. They can exchange information about common issues and know how to describe occurrences in their past. They can also communicate about their environment and their immediate needs.
Level B1: The student understands phrases about familiar issues such as situations at work, school or leisure. They can deal with situations likely to arise in their daily life in a foreign country, and produce simple phrases/sentences about familiar topics or personal interests. They can also describe experiences, events, dreams, and aspirations, as well as concisely give reasons for their opinions, or explain their goals.
Advanced (Levels B2-C2)
Level B2: In this level the student understands the basic ideas of complex texts of both concrete and abstract topics. They relate to natives with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with effortless communication. Also, they have no trouble producing clear, detailed text on various subjects and explaining their viewpoint on an issue.
Level C1: The student is capable of understanding most phrases and sentences, can express thoughts fluidly and spontaneously without effort, and uses correct sentence structure. They use the language correctly in common personal and professional situations. At level C1, they can create clear, well-structured, detailed sentences about complex subjects. They can organize speech and demonstrate coherence in a discussion.
Level C2: The student is capable of understanding practically the entire language, whether written or heard. They know how to reconstruct the oral or written information from different sources and present it in a coherent summary. They express spontaneity, with fluidity and precision, and distinguish the small details of the language even in very complex situations.
Objectives of our Spanish Courses
Our courses aim to teach students to express themselves in the Spanish language with ease, effectively, correctly and as fluidly as possible. For this reason, each level has specific functional, grammatical, lexical, cultural and strategical content, as well as the necessary abilities to be able to command the language effectively.