What is a Spanish B1 test?
The Spanish B1 (intermediate) test will help you evaluate your candidates’ knowledge of the Spanish language. The B1 in the Spanish B1 test stands for the level of knowledge of the Spanish language, according to the CEFR framework (we will talk about the CEFR framework a bit later).
When you need a candidate who speaks the Spanish language proficiently, you should give a Spanish B1 test to your applicants to evaluate if they have the necessary skills to perform in the role.
Hiring a good Spanish speaker is essential if your business operates in Latin America, if you need a customer-service representative because you sell products in Spanish-speaking countries, or if you’re trying to break into a new market that’s predominantly Spanish-speaking.
What does the Spanish B1 test measure?
When it comes to this intermediate Spanish test, we cover four areas of the language:
• Reading: Reading measures how well your candidates can interpret the Spanish language in written form. Potential employees who will work either with Spanish speakers or in a predominantly Spanish-speaking area need to know how to read and interpret what’s being written in the language – anything from emails and texts to documents and memos.
• Writing: Writing evaluates how well your candidates can form coherent thoughts and ideas and present them in written form, so that anyone reading the message can understand it. Your applicants will have to solve problems by writing emails and messages, creating operating procedures, and sending sales queries.
• Speaking: Speaking measures how well your candidates can verbally communicate in the language. Candidates at the B1 level should be good enough at speaking the Spanish language to form complex sentences and present ideas in a coherent way.
• Listening: Listening is one of the most difficult skills to master in any language. Listening measures how well candidates hear and understand the message being presented to them. This involves understanding the nuances of the language, knowing idioms in the language, and being able to respond to the speaker.