Spanish Levels


Spanish Levels and Daily Spanish Lessons

We offer single-day classes Mondays through Fridays. Students have the option to take classes in the morning from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm or in the afternoon from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Our daily Spanish classes are offered year- round and taught by fully certified, Spanish native and bi-lingual instructors.

Visitors to Buenos Aires have the option of registering for single-day Spanish courses, either in the morning from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm or in the afternoon from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Our daily Spanish classes are offered year-round, Mondays through Fridays, and taught by fully certified, Spanish native and bilingual instructors.

As teacher schedules vary week-to-week depending on Group Course enrollment, we recommend calling in advance to inquire which day courses will be offered in which time slots.

Spanish Day Course “Principiante” corresponds to Group Course levels Principiante 1 and 2

For beginner students. Offers a quick introduction to Spanish alphabet, phonetics, and pronunciation, as well as basic structures for common conversations, such as introducing oneself, and asking directions and describing places specifically in Buenos Aires.

Spanish Day Course “Intermedio”, corresponds to Group Course levels Intermedio 1, 2 and 3

For intermediate students. Offers a quick review of simple present, past, and future conjugations, as well as common irregular verbs. Introduces differences between porteño (Buenos Aires) Spanish and other forms of Spanish spoken elsewhere. Incorporates multimedia materials such as videos, songs, and news clips.

Spanish Day Course “Avanzado”, corresponds to Group Course levels Pre Avanzado, Avanzado and Superior

For advanced students. A conversation-based class with minimal grammatical material. Focuses on deepening cultural knowledge incorporating songs, video clips, and short or excerpted texts.

Our Spanish program

Íbero Spanish School has developed its own line of educational textbooks for Spanish levels Beginner 1 to Superior.

Our materials were created by professionals with years of experience and dedication to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They have proven their worth through the thousands of students who with their use have reached proficiency, and even fluency.

Íbero’s highly praised and solidly organized educational plan leads to full fluency in Spanish. The school is well-organized and well-equipped, utilizing proven Spanish teaching methods and resources for maximum results.

Íbero is a seasoned and professional organization with a long-standing reputation and a list of prominent recommendations.

How does it work at Íbero? What can I learn per day in my Spanish course?

All students are tested before starting any type of course at Íbero.

Once the level test is completed, each student is assigned to the appropriate course.

On the first day of class, all Íbero instructors further assess the student’s knowledge and objectives. With this knowledge they are able to teach Spanish in a manner that makes learning gradual and fun.

Classes utilize books from the Íbero line and emphasize the acquisition of oral and written language skills so that students leave able to read, write, speak and understand Spanish.

Instructors always supplement written materials with conversation practice, classic Argentine films and music, famous literature, compositional practice, learning games and much more.


Spanish levels at Íbero School Buenos Aires

Learn More Spanish in less time

Íbero has eight levels of Spanish. Each level is divided into three week segments, and commences every Monday. Audiovisual presentations, accent reduction courses, conversation classes, and more content supplement the learning process.

At Íbero, students learn to use Spanish in everyday life – not just the classroom. Our courses focus on giving students the tools and the confidence to deal with Spanish speakers in any situation.

NOTE: Íbero customizes private lessons to meet the needs of each individual student according to their level and preferences.

Placement Test and Levels

An initial placement exam determines the level at which the student should start, and each three week segment concludes with a Thursday review and a Friday exam before students progress to the next level. Upon leaving the school, each student receives a diploma indicating his or her final level of study.

Our diploma is recognized by national and international authorities.

Our list of levels

  • Beginner (Principiante I)
  • Beginner (Principiante II)
  • Intermediate I (Intermedio I)
  • Intermediate II (Intermedio II)
  • Intermediate III (Intermedio III)
  • Pre-advanced (Pre-avanzado)
  • Advanced (Avanzado)
  • Superior (Superior)

Íbero Spanish levels compared to European standards

Íbero levels compare to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment in the following manner:

  • Beginner I: A1 Breakthrough
  • Beginner II: A2 Waystage
  • Intermediate I: B1 Threshold
  • Intermediate II: B2 Vantage
  • Intermediate III and Pre-advanced: C1- Effective Operational Proficiency
  • Advanced and Superior: C2- Mastery

Why are Íbero’s levels 60 hours long?

The courses at Íbero were especially designed to maximize results through the gradual learning of Spanish as a foreign language.

Our methodology comes from a communicative focus that concentrates on building the abilities and tools needed for written and oral communication. It is a great advantage to be able to accomplish this in the ideal amount of time: 60 hours per level, or 3 weeks of classes with 20 hours per week.

Principiante 1, 2

  • A1: Beginner I
  • A2: Beginner II

A1: Beginner I

The student can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions as well as very basic phrases. He or she can interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2: Beginner II

The student can communicate in basic situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information concerning familiar and routine themes.


Intermedio 1, 2, 3

  • B1: Intermediate I
  • B2: Intermediate II
  • C1: Intermediate III

B1: Intermediate I

The student can deal and be OK with most situations likely to arise while traveling in any Spanish speaking country.

B2: Intermediate II

The student can interact with a high degree of competency and spontaneity with native speakers. He/she is able to produce detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and to clearly explain an opinion.

C1: Intermediate III

The student can understand a wide range of demanding texts and is able to use Spanish flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.



  • C1: Pre Advanced
  • C2: Advanced
  • C2: Superior

C1: Pre Advanced

Students can produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts, showing controlled use of connectors and cohesive devices.

C2: Advanced

The student can easily understand almost everything heard or read. He or she can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

C2: Superior

Students can express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating between finer shades of meaning, even in the most complex situations.


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