As is the case with other languages, the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) organises language proficiency in six levels, A1 to C2, which can be regrouped into three broad level descriptors:
- A (A1 & A2): Basic level (Basic User)
- B (B1& B2): Intermediate level (Independent User)
- C (C1 & C2): Advanced level (Proficient User)
The above descriptors are skill levels. Level 1 covers the more basic competencies of the broad group (A, B or C), while the second level goes into more detail and depth. In summary, the levels of Spanish are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.