How do I know my level?


Conversa will evaluate your language level on your first day of class.  However, it is always beneficial to us to have a better idea of your language level before you arrive in Costa Rica.  In addition to the scale below, if you haven't done so already, you can take the Conversa Test, as this will further provide us with information on your Spanish proficiency.

Beginner: My vocabulary might be about 50 words. I also know a few phrases. However, I don't know how to conjugate verbs or form sentences.

Survivor: I can form simple sentences. I can order a meal or get a room in a hotel. I am pretty much limited to the present tense. 

Weaker speaker: I can handle basic conversation. However, I am pretty much limited to simple present, past and future. My vocabulary is fairly limited, but I can usually get my point across. 

Stronger speaker: I know most of the grammar, but that doesn't mean that I can use it. I can speak better than I can understand.  

Advanced: I feel pretty good about my Spanish. I have seen all the verb tenses, including the subjunctive. My vocabulary is good, and I get compliments on my Spanish, but I still have a ways to go.