The aim of the intermediate Spanish level is that at the end of the course, you will be able to explain and defend your opinions during a debate, to expose the advantages and disadvantages of an issue, to speculate on possible situations, to converse naturally, fluently and efficiently.
You will understand the principal ideas of a complex text which deals with both abstract and practical issues, taking into account your area of specialization. You will be able to communicate with native speakers with a sufficient grade of spontaneity.
Produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument. With an intermediate Spanish level you can understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the student’s area of expertise.
If you want to go from an intermediate to an advanced level, you need to build your vocabulary (you know that already). But what you may not know is that they key to sounding more advanced is to speak with the chunks, idioms and collocations that native and advanced speakers use.
This is much more efficient than learning individual words, because these are the true building blocks of fluid conversations. They make you sound more natural.
Try to interact as much as possible with Spanish speakers, if you don’t live in a Spanish-speaking country, you can look for conversation exchange websites or use online resources to find people to talk to.
Are you curious about what exactly mean an intermediate level? Check the Instituto Cervantes website.