Placement Tests

If you don’t speak any Spanish or just a few words like “hola”, ¿cómo está” or “dos cervezas por favor” you don’t need to take a test and you will be placed in the Complete Beginner group (first week of Level A1).

Level A1

If, on the other hand you think your level is higher, please do our Placement Test 1. By doing this we can see if you are still somewhere in A1 or if you can start in A2 or even a higher level.

Having obtained Level A1, you:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Placement Test 1

Level A2

If you think you already have obtained level A2 and you can start in B1 or even a higher level, please do our Placement Test 2.

Having obtained Level A2, you:

  • 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 your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Placement Test 2

Level B1

If you think you already have obtained level B1 and you can start in B2 or even a higher level, please do our Placement Test 3.

Having obtained level B1, you:

  • 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 while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that 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.

Placement Test 3

Level B2

If you think you already have obtained level B2 and you can start in C1 or even C2, please do our Placement Test 4.

Having obtained level B2, you:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization.
  • 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.

Placement Test 4

Level C1

If you think you already have obtained level C1 and you can start in C2, please do our Placement Test 5.

Having obtained level C1, you:

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas 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 organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Placement Test 5

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