Spanish Courses Unamuno follow the marked provisions in the Cervantes Institute Curriculum Plan for the distribution of levels of knowledge of the Spanish language, which in turn follows the requirements and provisions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

  • LEVEL A or basic user, subdivided in :
    Beginners A1
    Elementary A2
  • LEVEL B or independent user, subdivided in:
    Intermediate B1
    Advanced B2
  • LEVEL C or proficient user, subdivided in:
    Proficiency C1
    Mastering C2

Description levels:

A1:

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

A2:

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.

B1:

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.

B2:

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

C1:

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.

C2:

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.

Our courses:

Spanish Courses Unamuno provides courses for all levels of knowledge of the Spanish language set by the CEFR: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

The duration of our courses is calculated taking into account the objectives to be achieved in each of the levels.

At the end of each level, and once passed the relevant assessment tests, students receive a Certificate of Achievement in which the level has been addressed and the contents and course objectives are specified.