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Spanish is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the word, with an estimated 400 million people speaking it as their native language. As a result, it is an extremely popular second language for people to try to learn and many Spanish language students seek official certificates as evidence of their ability.
Although there are many official certificates in existence, Lingoda issues Spanish certificates in full accordance with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Here, we look at the reasons for this and explain some of the key benefits to obtaining certificates as you learn.
Existing Spanish Certificates & Exams
Spanish language certificates are issued by a wide number of different bodies, in accordance with a variety of different guidelines and frameworks. Some of the most common Spanish certificates are listed below:
- Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE)
- Standards-Based Assessment & Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP)
- Certificate of Use of Language in Spanish (CELU)
- Oral Proficiency Interview in Spanish (OPI)
- European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages (ECL)
- The European Language Certificates (TELC)
Each of the certificates mean different things and have different scales of measurement. For example, the Oral Proficiency Interview in Spanish assesses the learner’s functional speaking ability through the use of conversation, yet pays no attention to reading and writing ability. As a result, some certificates are more useful than others.
What Sets Certificates Following CEFR Levels Apart?
Lingoda offers Spanish certificates based on guidelines set out by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Created by the Council of Europe, this framework has set the bar for language capability assessments throughout Europe and, indeed, much of the rest of the world too.
Courses operating in accordance to the CEFR are able to measure progress according to a standardised framework. This is a major advantage, as it can be applied to any language. Learners are divided into three levels, each of which have two sub-sections. For example, basic communication occurs at level A1, while mastery occurs at level C2.
Based on most estimates, level A1 can be reached after around 75 hours of teaching, while level C2 takes upwards of 1,000 learning hours. The CEFR also focuses on different learning activities, including speaking, listening, reading and translation, guaranteeing that students receive a fully rounded education.
As many language courses follow this framework, CEFR level certificates are accepted and respected around the world.
Spanish CEFR Levels
Lingoda’s classes and certificates are organized in accordance with the standards of the six CEFR* levels:
Level A1 – This is the beginner’s level for students eager to learn Spanish. A topic example in this course covers common greetings. After completing this level, you’ll be able to understand basic phrases and terms used in day-to-day situations.
Level A2 – This course covers basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Topic examples include personal information, employment and local geography. When you complete Level A2, you’ll be able to articulate yourself in basic Spanish.
Level B1 – This level is also referred to as pre-intermediate. A course topic to expect will cover regular life encounters particularly at work or school. After this course, you’ll be able to communicate effectively in varied situations, especially while travelling. You’ll also be able to air opinions and provide relevant explanations for them.
Level B2 – Also known as the intermediate level, this course deals with complex texts. A topic example here is technical discussion. When you learn Spanish to this level, you’ll be able to speak the language with fluency. In addition, you’ll be capable of writing detailed and concise texts.
Level C1 – This is the upper intermediate level. Topics are varied in this level. They consist professional, academic and social contexts. Graduates can write detailed texts using well-organised patterns. (Lingoda doesn’t offer this level for Spanish.)
Level C2 – This is advanced Spanish. A topic to expect when you learn Spanish to this level is the reconstruction of arguments coherently. At the end of Level C2, students can summarise complex info, express themselves fluently and distinguish meanings in complex settings. (Lingoda doesn’t offer this level for Spanish.)
*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (by the Council of Europe)
Why Do You Need Official Spanish Certificates?
If you decide to seek employment or apply to an academic institution in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, or any other Spanish-speaking country, you may need to supply proof of your ability to communicate in the language. Due to their widespread acknowledgement, CEFR levels certificates are one of the best ways to provide such proof.
A major plus point of the CEFR certification system, from an employer’s point of view, is that it covers different activities. This means that if you have a C1 or C2 certificate, for example, they will know that you can hold conversations in Spanish, can write in the language and can also easily understand it when it is spoken to you.
By checking the framework against your certificate, they will easily know what stage you are at with your learning and make decisions accordingly. As a result, obtaining CEFR certificates with Lingoda is one of the single best ways you can boost your employment prospects abroad, or improve your application to a Spanish-speaking university.
Obtaining CEFR Certificates With Lingoda
Lingoda allows you to to book online language classes at your current ability level and work towards earning certificates. Lingoda offers Spanish classes from A1 to B2. Each time you complete a level and pass the corresponding exam, you will be awarded a new certificate. These certificates serve as proof of your linguistic ability up to that point.
We believe students learn best when they are able to customise courses to meet their own specific needs and interests, and when they are allowed to progress at their own pace. This is why we offer multiple different topics to choose from for each level, and users are able to enroll in as many or as few classes as they like.
The certificates you earn through Lingoda are recognised around the world and can serve as tangible proof of your Spanish language abilities to potential employers, academic institutions and even governments. So what are you waiting for? We offer trial classes at a discount price and you could earn your first certificate in just a few months!