Spanish Level Test: How good is your Spanish?
Are you looking for a “Spanish level test”? Well, then we might be able to help you. You are probably about to start a Spanish course somewhere (maybe even with us). Or perhaps you don’t know where to start after a break from learning Spanish?
Well, that’s a common problem of all people who learn Spanish independently.
Many of our students started learning with Spanish learning apps; some began in high school or even visited a Spanish-speaking country before for an intensive Spanish course. So it feels like a puzzle for them:
- In what particular topic of Spanish grammar do I have to improve
- Do I know enough vocabulary?
- Where to start which topic still needs practice?
- What about my communication skills?
- Do I know how to use the Spanish past tenses correctly?
- Am I able to write an email in Spanish?
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
If you are not familiar with the CEFR, you can find more information here. To make it short: There are six different levels, starting with A1 and ending with C2.
The CEFR defines standards for each level concerning:
- Reading comprehension skills
- Listening comprehension skills
- Writing skills
- Spoken Interaction
- Spoken Production
Click here to get all the details.
The problem with the Spanish level tests (Spanish placement test) on the internet
Before starting with our Spanish level test, we would like to tell you a bit more about the general problem of these placement tests that you can find on the internet almost everywhere.
They usually only ask you about some specific topics of the Spanish grammar, for example:
- What about the correct use of the Spanish adjectives?
- Can you use the Spanish verbs ser and estar correctly?
- Are you able to use the Spanish past tenses correctly?
If you don’t make many mistakes, these Spanish placement tests tell that you have level A1, or A2, or B1, etc. Sounds easy. But there is one big problem.
Learning a foreign language is not only about learning the grammar and filling the blank in some exercises! It’s about speaking, listening, writing, and reading the language!
Meaning that a simple grammar test on the internet doesn’t let you know how good your communication skills are, how good your reading and listening comprehension is and if you can use the Spanish grammar you learned in context.
Conclusion: A Spanish placement test on the internet gives you only a tiny impression of what you are capable of. If you want to know your Spanish level, you would have to test all the five different skills that the CEFR defines.
Our Spanish level test
We will ask you more general questions like “Can you understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences in Spanish?”. If you answer these questions honestly and accurately, you might get a pretty precise result of your actual Spanish level.
Anyway, to get a complete impression of your Spanish skills, you need to ask an experienced Spanish teacher and, finally, an official and standardized test that you can’t do on the internet. In our humble opinion, there is no Spanish level or placement test on the internet that can replace personal assistance.
Anyway, let’s start our test to give you an idea about your Spanish level! It will give you a good impression of what you have to improve and maybe where to start.