Spanish Faster

Spanish Language School with an Accelerated Learning method providing Online Spanish Lessons with a private tutor on Skype since 2011

CEFR A1 Spanish

At the A1 Spanish level, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), a Spanish language learner can do the following: 


  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

CEFR A1 Spanish: Reading

  • Can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. 
  • Can understand simple information and instructions on the road, in airports, on store guides, on menus and medicines.
  • Can understand simple product descriptions if these are expressed in simple language and the contents are predictable.  

CEFR A1 Spanish: Writing

  • Can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings.
  • Can write a very simple message for a host family or a simple "Thank You" notes. 
  • Can fill in forms and personal details, for example entering name, nationality and address in a hotel registration form.
  • Can write a simple routine request to a colleague such as "Free for lunch?"

CEFR A1 Spanish: Listening

Can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning him/herself, his/her family and his/her immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. 

CEFR A1 Spanish: Speaking

  • Can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where he/she lives, people he/she knows and his/her possessions, and can also ask questions about these. 
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help formulate what he/she is trying to say.
  • Can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

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