How do I know what my level of Spanish is to choose programs?

To know your level of Spanish, the best thing you can do is to let your academic advisor helps you. The professors at the Spanish departments are very much familiar with the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFR), that applies to the University of Granada. In addition, the website of the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, specifies very well what level of Spanish requires each program of study. Thus, in the Spanish Language and Culture Program, you must have a B1.2 or B2.1 level. And in order to choose courses in the Hispanic Studies Program, you must be at least B2.2 level.

Regarding the Summer program options you don´t need any specific level for the Intensive program. But in order to access the Spanish Language and Culture Course, you should have at least a B1.1 level.

That said, the Instituto Cervantes has an option on its website to take a level test free of charge. It only evaluates the written part, but it can give you an idea of what level you may have.

This table shows the equivalences of the levels according to the UGR – CLM and the Common European Frame Reference (CEFR).

9 ProficiencyC2
8 SuperiorC1
7 Upper AdvancedB2.2
6 AdvancedB2.1
5 Upper IntermediateB1.2
4 IntermediateB1.1
3 Lower IntermediateA2+
2 ElementaryA2
1 BeginnerA1
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