FREE ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST
If you do not know your Spanish level and want to take any of our Private or Small Group courses you can take our complimentary Online Placement Test (OLPT).
This test has been carefully designed to help students determine which level of courses they should study with Easy Español. It should not be used as an absolute measure of proficiency.
If you have never taken Spanish before (Total Beginner), you don"t need to take this test.
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Our Study Programs follow the internationally recognized COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (CEFR). All our courses are designed based on the framework for Learning, Teaching and Assessment of Spanish as a Second Language of the Council of Europe and the Instituto Cervante"s curriculum. There are three levels according to the CEFR:
Basic (A1, A2), Independent (B1, B2) and Proficient (C1, C2).
No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary to study at the Total Begginer level.
CEFR framework of reference
Basic speaker: 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.
|Basic speaker: 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.
|Independent Speaker: 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 & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
|Independent Speaker: 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.
|Proficient Speaker: 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.
|Proficient Speaker: 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 the most complex situations.
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