Spanish School Malaga Levels
Courses at all Enforex and Enforex partner schools are organized into 6 distinct Spanish language levels, ranging from Basic (1) to Proficiency (6). This structure complies with the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as well as those of the Instituto Cervantes. American students can also receive the appropriate credit equivalencies in their home school as our 6 level system matches up perfectly with the U.S. university system.
To determine your level of Spanish, you will take a written and oral placement exam before classes begin on your very first day of Enforex. Results are immediate, meaning that we will place you into the appropriate course level and you will begin your course.
With the exception of level 6 (Proficiency), each of the levels is divided into three sublevels. With this system, you can feel fully confident that the course into which you are placed is best suited to your Spanish skills and knowledge.
The six levels are:
Level 1 ("A1"): Basic
This Spanish level is for those students who are taking a Spanish language course for the very first time. Along with acquiring a basic understanding of Spanish culture, society and traditions, you will form a solid base of language skills, such as:
- verb conjugations in the present tense
- talking about yourself
- talking about your likes and dislikes
- greeting others
- giving an opinion
- describing yourself and others
Level 2 ("A2"): Elementary
This Spanish language course level is aimed at students who have some previous knowledge of basic Spanish structures and vocabulary. You will increase your awareness of Spanish culture and society as well as acquire new and useful communicative skills. You will increase your grasp of Spanish grammar and vocabulary and be able to express yourself in various communicative contexts. Linguistic skills will include:
- conjugation of verbs and narration in the past tense
- expression of opinions
- formation of comparisons
- utilization of commands
- differentiation between the verbs ser and estar
Level 3 ("B1"): Intermediate
Our Intermediate level is designed for incoming students who already have a handle on some of the language's more complex grammatical structures as well as a good Spanish vocabulary base. You will make the important transition from expressing yourself at a basic and functional level to achieving a certain degree of fluency in the language along with a greater comprehension of the Spanish way of life. By improving your understanding of both linguistic and extra-linguistic structures, you will note an improvement in your ability to effectively communicate with Spanish-speakers. Skills covered:
- reviewing the past and present tenses
- using the conditional and future tenses
- expressing wants and needs through the subjunctive
- expressing courtesy
- forming negative commands
- expanding upon your ability to effectively express opinions
Level 4 ("B2"): Advanced
Students at the advanced level already feel comfortable communicating in social situations and can speak with a certain degree of fluency. You will increase your ability to debate issues and express detailed options; to join phrases and sentences in a cohesive manner; and to converse about more specific topics outside the realm of typical linguistic interchanges.
Language skills covered in class include:
- domination of the subjunctive in all its contexts
- comparing the subjunctive with the indicative
- utilization of periphrases
- expression of hypotheses in the past and present
- debate and narration
- construction of the passive voice
- and in-depth expression of likes, dislikes and feelings
Level 5 ("C1"): Superior
Our Superior Spanish level is for incoming students who already have a solid understanding of the Spanish language and are able to communicate effectively. Students learn to express their ideas at a more abstract level by perfecting grammar skills and dominating colloquial expressions, as well as increasing their familiarity with Spanish culture.
Level 6 ("C2"): Proficiency
This final course level is for those students with a high command of the Spanish language who are looking to perfect all areas of linguistic proficiency en route to becoming fully bilingual. Course content will center on developing a global perspective of Spanish culture in relation to their particular field of interest as well as refining oral and written skills.