Free online Spanish proficiency test

Test your Spanish online today!

Test your Spanish language skills with our free online Spanish Test and get immediate results.

Our Spanish level test will assess you on a series of key language skills. Following the Spanish test, you will receive your Berlitz level, as well as your global CEFR result for Spanish.

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How our Spanish placement test works

Your Spanish Placement Test will take around half an hour to complete. It will be a timed test, and you will need to work in a quiet place uninterrupted. You don’t need to prepare or study for the Spanish test, it is designed to assess your current skill level.

The Spanish proficiency test features 63 questions. Your answers will be timed to help us understand how quickly you’re comprehending the language. Once you begin the test, you cannot pause it. You must complete it in one session.

The test will cover:

  • Vocabulary – You will be tested on the breath of your Spanish vocabulary, to see how advanced your grasp of the language is.
  • Listening – A number of audio questions will also assess your listening skills and comprehension of the language.
  • Reading – You will also be asked to read Spanish in multiple questions which will increase in technical difficulty as you progress through the test.
  • Grammar – We will test your understanding of Spanish grammar to make sense of the language.

    Proficiency levels

    Functional

    Level 1


    Knowledge of language is sufficient to communicate in a very limited way, with the simplest oral and listening tasks and situations.

    Functional

    Level 2


    At the functional level, you have a basic command of the language needed in a limited range of simple, routine, and familiar tasks and situations.

    Intermediate

    Level 3


    You can handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and routine social and work situations. You can follow the general meaning of a conversation about familiar subjects.

    Intermediate

    Level 4


    At the intermediate level, you are able to refashion and combine learned material to meet your immediate communication and learning needs. You can comprehend information on familiar topics in contextualized settings and produce sustained conversation with others on an expanding variety of general topics.

    Upper Intermediate

    Level 5


    You can, to an extent, initiate, sustain and conclude most routine communicative tasks for personal and work needs.

    Upper Intermediate

    Level 6


    At the upper intermediate level, you have assimilated the essentials of the language. You can communicate competently and comfortably in many professional and personal contexts, and can find different ways of formulating what you want to express.

    Advanced

    Level 7


    You begin to create with the language in more complex and demanding conversations and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.

    Advanced

    Level 8


    At the advanced level, you communicate effectively and appropriately even in demanding oral tasks and situations, like conducting a meeting. You can participate easily in social and professional conversations, and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.

    Professional

    Level 9


    You communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet most personal, academic or professional demands—including many which presume experience in public speaking and critical listening.

    Professional

    Level 10


    At the professional level, you have full command of the language. You understand and can use virtually all linguistic structures; as well as a range of vocabulary items as broad and deep as that of most educated native speakers. Communication is fluent, appropriate and well organized—you develop ideas in speech clearly and coherently.

    Please select a level for more info

    Functional
    Intermediate
    Upper Intermediate
    Advanced
    Professional

    Language test FAQs

    • The Spanish test will give you an accurate assessment of your current language skill level.
    • Following your online Spanish test, we will recommend courses that are suited to your proficiency level.
    • You can share the results of your online Spanish test with employers and educational institutions as a demonstration of your current ability.

    There are 5 proficiency levels on the Berlitz scale: Functional, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional. Each level has two steps, so the gradings range from 1 to 10.

    • Functional, Levels 1 and 2: You have a rudimentary understanding of the language and can ask and answer basic questions.
    • Intermediate, Levels 3 and 4: You can follow the general meaning of conversations and can handle uncomplicated communication in social and work situations.
    • Upper Intermediate, Levels 5 and 6: You can sustain general conversation at work and in social situations.
    • Advanced, Levels 7 and 8: You have a more complex grasp of the language and can keep up with technical and demanding conversations.
    • Professional, Levels 9 and 10: You have a free and natural grasp of the language and are comfortable communicating in any setting, including public speaking and academic situations.
    • You will receive your Spanish proficiency results around one minute after completing your test.
    • Your results will include your Berlitz Spanish level as well as your global CEFR score.
    • You will receive two course recommendations for your current Spanish language ability.
    • You are invited to reach out to us online or over the phone to discuss your circumstances, goals, and language learning pathway.

    Discover your Spanish proficiency level.

    Berlitz placement test analyses your listening/reading skills, grammar and vocabulary.
    Complete in 30min. Instant result.