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Levels of Spanish Language

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Levels of Spanish Language

Placement Test

On the first day of class, at 8:45 a.m., you will take a placement test (included within the course sessions) that will determine your level of Spanish language.

If for any reason, your level is not adequate, you can change classes within the first three days of the course after consulting your teacher or the head of studies.

Students of level A1 (Beginners) should start classes the first week of each course (see dates).

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Levels offered

At the Colegio de España, throughout the whole year, we offer six levels of Spanish Language (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2), established in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching Assessment of the Council of Europe and expounded in the Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes.

You can check your level of Spanish taking the placement test online or taking it on your first day of class.





















The Level A1 of Spanish Language is aimed towards students who do not have any prior knowledge of the language. The aim of this level is for you to be able to interact in a simple way, ask and answer questions about yourself, the place you live, the people you know and your possessions.

Furthermore, you will be able to construct simple statements about your immediate needs or daily issues. You will be able to introduce yourself and others, ask for and give basic personal information on your residence, your belongings and persons you know.

LEVEL A2 (WAYSTAGE) Elementary

At the end of the Level A2 course, you will be able to interact in simple and common situations of daily life (in shops, at the bank, etc.). You will be able to talk in simple terms about your past, your surroundings, as well as about topics related with your immediate needs.

You will be able to understand frequently used sentences and expressions related to areas which are relevant to you (basic information on yourself and your family, shopping, interesting places, hobbies, etc.).

LEVEL B1 (THRESHOLD) Intermediate

At the end of the Level B1 course, you will be able to interact and to be understood in a great variety of situations: exposing a problem, expressing your opinion, asking for explanations, set out a complaint, talking about the past and explain future events and projects.

You will be able to understand the main ideas of clear and coherent texts about topics you are familiar with.

In the B1 level you will be able to write simple and coherent texts on issues you are familiar with or of personal interest. You will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes or ambitions, as well as explaining briefly your opinions and future plans.


The aim of the Level B2 is that at the end of the course, you will be able to explain and defend your opinions during a debate, to expose the advantages and disadvantages of an issue, to speculate on possible situations, to converse naturally, fluently and efficiently.

The Level B2 will allow you to understand the principal ideas of a complex text which deals with both abstract and practical issues, taking into account your area of specialization. You will be able to communicate with native speakers with a sufficient grade of fluency and spontaneity.


At the end of the Level C1, you will have a linguistic repertoire that will allow you to have a fluent, wide and precise communication. You will be able to adapt yourself to different registers, and thus to communicate in different environments (social, professional and cultural, etc.)

Furthermore, in the Level C1, you will be able to write clear, structured and detailed texts on issues of a certain complexity, making correct use of the different mechanism of organization, articulation and cohesion of the texts.

LEVEL C2 (MASTERY) Proficiency

At the Level C2, you will be able to understand easily almost everything you read or hear. You can reconstruct the information and arguments coming from different sources, both spoken and written, and present those in a coherent and concise way. You will be able to express yourself spontaneously, with a great fluency and precision, which will allow you to identify and use subtle nuances of meanings.


Spanish Program for Juniors

✓ 13 to 17 years old ✓ All levels ✓ Accommodation included ✓ Leisure program and excursions


DELE Preparatory Course

✓ Beginning in March, April, June, September and October ✓ all levels ✓ 60 sessions ✓Take the DELE exam in our center


Spanish Program for Seniors (50+) All Included

✓ Learn or improve your Spanish ✓ Students of the same age group ✓ Adapted classes ✓Accommodations in a Spanish Family ✓ Leisure program ✓Cultural Activities


Intensive Spanish Language Courses

✓ Start every Monday throughout the year ✓ All levels ✓ As of from 4 daily sessions ✓ Flexible duration ✓ Possibility to obtain university credits


El colegio de España es una muy buena escuela de idiomas para estudiar español, que cuenta con los profesores con experiencia en la enseñanza de castellano y los alumnos majos de diferentes países.

Simon Young

Mi experiencia con el Colegio de España y las profesores fue increíble. Participé en excursiones que nunca olvidaré. Recomiendo este colegio a los que les guste la aventura y quieran aprender la lengua y cultura de España.

Lynda O'donell

En Colegio de España aprendí español con buenas profesoras de las que he sido amigo. Veinte años después, regresé al Colegio donde estudié en el nivel C1. Después de muchos años, aún recuerdo con cariño el tiempo que pasé en Salamanca y en el Colegio de España.

Orlando Vero

Me gusta la escuela como una gran familia. Todos pueden ayudarse y cuidarse unos a otros. Todos vienen de diferentes países, por lo que es muy importante tener un lugar en el que confiar.

Liao Barley-Ines

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