Course levels & Course Content
At Hola Todos, we have 6 different Spanish levels, from absolute beginners to complete fluency (just as a native speaker). Each level attained is marked by the degree of proficiency in specific communicative skills: oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills.
The amount of hours required to complete each level is the proposed amount by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). However, dedication, hard work, natural skill for language acquisition and practice can reduce the amount of hours it takes to complete each level.
After a written assessment test and an oral assessment interview you are placed in the appropiate level. The written assessment test takes approximately 60 minutes and covers grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills (if you already have basic knowledge in Spanish Language).
We offer 6 course levels, each with a 4-8 week syllabus. It is the responsibility of the teacher to decide whether a student may proceed to the next level.
You have little knowledge of Spanish. You learn how to make simple enquiries in speaking and writing, and to give instructions. You build on your basic grammar skills and increase your vocabulary.
After this level you should be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You will have the tools to introduce yourself and others and to ask and answer questions about personal details such as where do you live, people you know and things you do. You will be able to interact in a simple way when the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Certificate(Optional) "A1 Nivel Elemental".
You have some knowledge of Spanish. You learn how to express yourself adequately in familiar, everyday situations and to read and understand simple texts.
After this level, you should be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance ( for example: very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They can also communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. They will be able to describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Certificate(Optional) "A2 Nivel Principiante".
At B1, your basic Spanish skills are incomplete. You consolidate and revise basic grammar structures, and learn to lead discussions on interesting topics.
At the end of this level, you can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. As well, you can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Furthermore, you can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, and finally, you can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Certificate(Optional) "Nivel Intermedio".
You have a command of the essentials of the Spanish language. You practise reading, writing and discussing difficult topics and work-related issues.
Certificate (Optional) "Nivel Avanzado"
You have a good command of the Spanish language. You learn to express yourself clearly, both in speaking and writing on a large number of topics and to understand almost all texts.
Certificate(Optional) "Nivel Consolidado".
You can express yourself fluently in the Spanish language. You work on literary, socio-political, cultural and scientific topics.
Certificate(Optional) "Nivel Perfección".