How Platiquemos Spanish compares with the ACTFL scales for language learning

Chart 1: Comparison of Platiquemos Levels with FSI and ACTFL Scales

Platiquemos
Level
FSI
Scale
ACTFL
Scale
Definition
8 3 Superior Able to speak Spanish with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations, including business and professional.
7. 8 2+ Advanced Plus Ability to satisfy most work requirements, and show some ability to communicate on concrete topics.
6, 7, 8 2 Advanced Ability to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.
4, 5, 6 1+ Intermediate High Able to satisfy most survival needs and limited social demands.
3, 4 1 Intermediate Mid Able to satisfy some survival needs and some limited social demands.
2, 3 1 Intermediate Low Able to satisfy basic survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements.
1, 2 0+ Novice High Able to satisfy immediate needs with learned utterances.
1 0+ Novice Mid Able to operate only in a very limited capacity.
None 0 Novice Low No knowledge at all. Where foreign language learning begins.
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