A1 Basic user – Breakthrough
The user can understand and use commonly daily expressions and basic phrases aimed at satisfying simple needs. The user can introduce him/herself and others, ask and give simple personal information about his/her home, belongings and known people. The user can interact at a basic level as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to help.
A2 Basic user – Preliminary
The user can understand commonly used phrases and expressions related to relevant areas of experience (basic personal or family information, shopping, places of interest, employment, etc.). The user can express him/herself in order to carry out simple and everyday tasks that requires direct and easy exchange of information on familiar or common matters. The user can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her past, of his/her environment as well as matters concerning simple needs.
B1 Independent user – Intermediate
The user can understand the main points of clear texts in standard language that deal with familiar matters related to work, studies or leisure. The user can interact with ease in the majority of situations that may arise while travelling in Spanish-speaking areas. The user can produce simple and coherent texts about familiar issues that are important to him/her. The user can describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations, argue his/her opinions briefly or explains plans.
B2 Independent user – Advanced
The user can understand the main points of complex texts on both abstract or concrete topics, including technical texts related to his/her area of expertise. The user can communicate with fluency and spontaneity so that the conversation with native speakers turns out to be effortless. The user can produce clear and detailed texts on several topics as well as to defend a point of view about general issues, expressing pros and cons of each option.
C1 Proficient user – Proficiency
The user can understand a wide range of long texts with a high degree of exactitude and to recognize implicit meanings. The user can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, choosing the right expressions effortlessly. The user can use the language with flexibility and effectiveness to reach social, academic and professional goals. The user can produce clear, well-organized and detailed texts on complex issues, properly using organization, cohesion and composition techniques.
C2 Independent user – Mastery
The user can easily understand everything he/she hears and reads. The user can recreate, in both oral and written form, information and arguments from different sources and to present them in a summarized and coherent way. The user can express him/herself spontaneously, fluently and with a high degree of accuracy, differentiating meaning nuances, even in the most complex situations.