Studying at Carlos V Language School you can obtain the official certification you need for your language level. We are the official exam centre for Spanish and German TELC, as well as the official Cambridge preparatory centre for English and the official Trinity exam centre, among other certifications.
When you reach A1 level, you are able to recognise very basic words and expressions of everyday use relating to oneself, family and environment, as long as you speak slowly and clearly. You can also participate in a conversation in a simple way whenever your interlocutor speaks slowly and you can also answer questions about everyday life and common issues. You are able to use simple expressions and phrases to describe the place where you live or the people you know in a spoken and written way.
Once you have reached level A2, you will understand phrases and more usual vocabulary on topics of personal interest, as well as grasp the main idea of short, clear and simple messages. You will also be able to understand short and simple personal letters as well as communicate in a simple and direct exchange of information on everyday matters, although with certain difficulties to hold a conversation for yourself.
You will know how to write brief and simple notes and messages related to immediate needs or very simple personal letters.
Reaching level B1, you will understand the main ideas when the speech is clear and normal and everyday issues or matters of interest are discussed, whenever the speaker speaks slowly and clearly. You will understand texts when they are written in a standard language , as well as description of events and wishes in personal letters.
You can manage in almost all the situations when you travel and you can also spontaneously participate in conversations that deal with everyday issues, linking phrases in a simple way. You can explain and write briefly your opinions and projects or narrate a story.
Obtained level B2, you will understand extensive speeches and lectures and even complex story lines. You will understand almost all the news on television and programs on current issues, as well as most movies that speak at a standard language level. In addition you can read articles and reports also understanding the contemporary literary prose.
You can participate in conversations with a certain fluency and spontaneity, facilitating your communication with native speakers by actively participating in debates developed in everyday situations presenting clear and detailed descriptions of a wide range of topics related to your speciality in both oral and written language.
Reaching level C1, you will be able to understand long and complex texts, understanding without much effort both television programs and movies. You will express yourself fluently and spontaneously without having to meditate on the right expressions and use language with flexibility and efficiency, formulating ideas and opinions with precision, linking your interventions skillfully with those of other speakers.
You can present clear and detailed descriptions of complex issues, developing concrete ideas and ending with an appropriate conclusion by expressing yourself with clear and well-structured texts.
Once you reach level C2, you will not have difficulty understanding any type of spoken language, both in live conversations and in broadcast speeches, whatever the speed at which they occur. You can read with ease virtually all forms of written language.
You will take part in any conversation or debate without effort knowing fixed expressions and colloquial expressions and slang and you will express yourself with fluency.
You can make descriptions and arguments in a clear and fluent way, with an appropriate style according to the context and with a logical and effective structure that helps the listener and reader to focus on important ideas.