Levels and Course Contents

Find out about your current level and the right course level for you

What will I learn?

Our Spanish courses will provide you the basis for succcesful learning. Below you will find our course outlines for all our Spanish courses structured according to the levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

As you will be studying in a school accredited by Instituto Cervantes you will be learning according to the syllabus of the Instituto Cervantes. No matter if you take an intensive course in Ibiza, evening classes, online classes or any other course format we offer.

How much of the course outline will be covered in your course, depends on the duration and the intensity of your course. It shows you what you learn on each level and gives you an idea how the different levels of A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 are structured.

Course Outlines by CEFR Level

Beginner and Basic Level - A1

Speaking skills and vocabulary

How to introduce yourself and others, nationalities and professions

How to ask questions in class

Saying hello and goodbye

Giving and requesting personal details

Numbers and the alphabet

Expressing intentions

Languages, geography and the weather

Leisure activities and travel

Easting out in bars and restaurants, ordering and speaking about food

Spanish and Latin American food

Likes and dislikes

Espressing needs and identifying objects

Family and relationships

Clothes and colors


Days and daily activities

Telling the time and parts of the day

Giving and receiving directions

Expressing likes and dislikes




The verbs ser, estar, gustar, ir, preferir, poner, traer, saber, poder

Present tense “presente indicativo”

Past tense “pretérito perfecto”

Some uses of a, con, de, por, para and porque

Definite article: el, la, los, las

Personal pronouns


Demonstratives este/esta/estos

Qualifiers: bien, mal

Quantifiers: muy, mucho, poco, algún, ningún

También, tampoco

The superlative

Reflexive verbs

Yo también, Yo tampoco, Yo si, Yo no

Primero, después, luego

Cultural aspects

How to greet in Spain and Latin America

Differences in pronunciation

Spanish opening and eating times

Famous people of the Spanish speaking world

Intermediate Level - B1

Speaking skills and vocabulary

Speaking about a lifetime of a person

Work and school vocabulary

Future and predictions

Social habits

Speak about prohibition/obligation

Tell jokes and stories

Express interests, wishes and suggest solutions, speak about problems and show disagreement


Futuro simple y condicional

Pretérito perfecto y el pretérito indefinido

Presente de indicativo

Presente de subjuntivo

Seguramente/seguro que/supongo que + futuro

Futuro imperfecto

Estilo indirecto

Pretérito pluscuamperfecto de indicativo

Quantifiers: todo el mundo/la mayoría de/muchos/algunos

Conectors: (y) entonces, en aquel momento, al final, de repente, pronto,

Some  uses of the imperative

The superlative: ísimo/-a/-os/-as

Cultural aspects

Cinema, televisión, novels

Advertising and politics in the Spanish speaking world

The environment and solidarity

Elementary Level - A2

Speaking skills and vocabulary

Make recommendations

Describe feelings and speak about habits and difficulties

Activities to learn languages


Describe past events

Cinema and biographies

Types and parts of houses, shapes, styles and materials

To give, leave and borrow

Speak about leisure activities, timetables

Speak about past events

Express intentions and projects

Explain recipes

Speak about experiences and wishes

Like and dislike people

Give advice

Speak about how you feel, body parts, illness and symptoms

Parts of your life and travel

Historic periods

Argue and debate

Express emotions

Speak in past tense


Past tenses “pretérito indefinido”, “pretérito perfecto” and “pretérito imperfecto”

Irregular forms of the “pretérito indefinido”

Past tense markers

OD pronouns

The verbs costar, sentirse, gustar, encantar, preferir, poder, importar, ayudar, poner


Desde / desde hace / hace … que

Empezar a + infintive


Prepositions: sin, con, debajo, encima, detrás, delante

Possessive pronouns: el mío, tuyo,

Use of ser y estar


Estar + gerund




me/te/le/nos/os/les gustaría + infinitivo

Cultural aspects

Travelling and leisure activities

Speaking about food and culinary habits

Interesting places and cultural offer

Upper Intermediate Level - B2

Snack machine available in the common area, authentic Spanish café next door.


Right in the city centre: 5 minutes from the port and marina and 15 minutes walking from the next beach


11 bright and spacious classrooms with air-conditioning.


Free wifi in all of the school, self-study room and library, all areas with wheelchair access.

Snacks and Café:

Snack machine available in the common area, authentic Spanish café next door.


Language Levels according to CEFR explainedWhich level am I at?

The Spanish Courses at Instituto de Idiomas Ibiza follow the Common European Framework for languages (CEFR). You can use the Can Do Statements below correspondig to each level to track your progress. Together with the Level Test and the Can Do Statements below you can decide which level you are at right now and then you can choose the relevante course we offer you.

Find out here to which level you would like to get to and we will inform you about the course(s) you should take to reach your objectives.

Click to see the Can Do statements and find your course

A0 - You are an absolute beginner if you ...

have absolutely no knowlegde of Spanish. You can´t count to five and also not greet a person. You will have to take a beginners course.

A1 - You are on a basic level if you can ...
  • understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting your everyday needs,
  • introduce yourself to others and can ask,
  • order basic food and drink,
  • answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
  • and interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Depending on your exact level according to the level test, you would be placed either in a course A1.1. or A1.2 or if you can do all of the above you can move on to level A2.

A2- You are on elementary level if you can ...
  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance like very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment,
  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters,
  • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Depending on your exact level according to the level test, you would be placed either in a course A2.1., A2.2 or A2.3. If you can do all of the above you can move on to level B1.

B1 - You are on an intermediate level if you can ...
  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.,
  • deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken,
  • produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest,
  • describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Depending on your exact level according to the level test, you would be placed either in a course B.1.1, B1.2 or B1.3. If you can do all of the above you can move on to level B1.

B2 - You are on an upper intermediate level if you can ...
  • understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation,
  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party,
  • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Depending on your exact level according to the level test, you would be placed either in a course B2.1, B2.2, B2.3., B2.4 or B2.5. If you can do all of the above you can move on to level C1.

C1 - You are on an advanced level if you can ...
  • understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning,
  • express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions,
  • use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes,
  • produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Depending on your exact level according to the level test, you would be placed either in a C1 class or if you can do all of the above you can move on to level C2.

C2 - You are on a proficiency level if you can ...
  • understand with ease virtually everything heard or read
  • summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation
  • express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning, even in the most complex situations

Courses available

Our courses divide the Common European Framework for languages in different levels. There are between 2 to 5 sublevels for each mainllevel. Please click below

Levels, sublevels and durations


Beginner courses online

Beginner courses in Ibiza


Click o the level to see course details and start dates

A1.1 – Online

A1.2 – Online


Click to see the courses and start dates


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