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The Spanish (Basics/A1) test evaluates a candidate's understanding of fundamental concepts in the Spanish language at the A1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses knowledge of greetings and introductions, numbers and counting, basic vocabulary, family and relationships, time and dates, daily routine, food and drinks, directions and transportation, and weather and seasons through multiple-choice questions.

Covered skills:

  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Time and Dates
  • Food and Drinks
  • Directions and Transportation
  • Numbers and Counting
  • Family and Relationships
  • Daily Routine
  • Shopping
  • Weather and Seasons

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Spanish (Basics/A1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Spanish (Basics/A1) test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to greet and introduce oneself in Spanish
  • Ability to count and use numbers in Spanish
  • Ability to understand and use basic Spanish vocabulary
  • Ability to talk about family and relationships in Spanish
  • Ability to express and understand time and dates in Spanish
  • Ability to talk about daily routines in Spanish
  • Ability to discuss food and drinks in Spanish
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish while shopping
  • Ability to give and understand directions and transportation in Spanish
  • Ability to discuss weather and seasons in Spanish
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Spanish (Basics/A1) test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Spanish (Basics/A1) test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the Spanish (Basics/A1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Spanish (Basics/A1) test?

The Spanish (Basics/A1) test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Understanding and using basic Spanish grammar
  • Applying proper pronunciation and accent marks in Spanish
  • Demonstrating proficiency in common Spanish greetings and introductions
  • Using numbers and counting in Spanish conversations
  • Appropriately using basic Spanish vocabulary
  • Describing family relationships and roles in Spanish
  • Expressing time and dates accurately in Spanish
  • Describing daily routines and activities in Spanish
  • Discussing food and drinks in Spanish
  • Navigating shopping situations in Spanish

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Spanish (Basics/A1) test?

  • Greetings and Introductions

    This skill covers the ability to greet people and introduce oneself in Spanish. It is measured in this test to assess the candidate's basic knowledge of social interactions and their ability to initiate a conversation in Spanish.

  • Numbers and Counting

    This skill involves understanding and using numbers in Spanish. It is important to measure this skill in the test as it assesses the candidate's ability to comprehend numerical information and perform basic calculations in Spanish.

  • Basic Vocabulary

    This skill focuses on the candidate's knowledge of essential Spanish words and their meanings. Measuring this skill in the test helps recruiters evaluate the candidate's grasp of fundamental vocabulary needed for effective communication in Spanish.

  • Family and Relationships

    This skill assesses the candidate's understanding of family members, kinship terms, and relationship vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to gauge the candidate's familiarity with Spanish cultural norms and the ability to discuss personal relationships in Spanish.

  • Time and Dates

    This skill encompasses the candidate's comprehension of expressing time, days of the week, and dates in Spanish. Evaluating this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess the candidate's proficiency in scheduling, planning, and discussing time-related topics in Spanish.

  • Daily Routine

    This skill involves describing and discussing daily activities and routines in Spanish. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to gauge the candidate's ability to communicate their daily schedule and understand similar descriptions in Spanish.

  • Food and Drinks

    This skill focuses on the candidate's knowledge of food and beverage vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to assess the candidate's familiarity with essential culinary terms and their ability to discuss food preferences and dietary requirements in Spanish.

  • Shopping

    This skill covers the ability to engage in shopping-related conversations in Spanish, including asking for prices, negotiating, and understanding shopping vocabulary. It is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's capability to handle common shopping situations and communicate effectively in a retail setting in Spanish.

  • Directions and Transportation

    This skill involves understanding and giving directions, as well as discussing different modes of transportation in Spanish. Measuring this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess the candidate's ability to navigate and communicate in various travel scenarios using Spanish language skills.

  • Weather and Seasons

    This skill focuses on the candidate's understanding of weather conditions and seasonal vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to describe and discuss weather patterns and seasonal changes in Spanish.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Spanish (Basics/A1) test to be based on.

    Greetings
    Introductions
    Numbers
    Counting
    Basic Vocabulary
    Family
    Relationships
    Time
    Dates
    Daily Routine
    Food
    Drinks
    Shopping
    Directions
    Transportation
    Weather
    Seasons
    Saying Hello
    Farewells
    Asking How Someone Is
    Giving Personal Information
    Asking for and Giving Phone Numbers
    Counting 1-10
    Counting 11-20
    Counting 20+
    Days of the Week
    Months of the Year
    Telling Time
    Asking for Time
    Booking Appointments
    Talking about Daily Routine
    Meals
    Drinks
    Fruits and Vegetables
    Types of Food
    Types of Drinks
    Ordering Food
    Ordering Drinks
    Shopping for Clothes
    Shopping for Groceries
    Shopping for Electronics
    Giving and Asking for Directions
    Using Public Transportation
    Booking a Taxi
    Talking about the Weather
    Talking about Seasons
    Types of Weather
    Months with the Weather
    Weather-related Activities
    Weather-related Clothing
    Seasonal Activities
    Seasonal Clothing
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What roles can I use the Spanish (Basics/A1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • Tour Guide
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Travel Agent
  • Restaurant Host
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Flight Attendant
  • Language Tutor
  • Immigration Officer
  • Call Center Agent

How is the Spanish (Basics/A1) test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Giving and understanding directions in Spanish
  • Discussing transportation options in Spanish
  • Talking about weather conditions in Spanish
  • Understanding seasons and related vocabulary in Spanish
  • Applying intermediate Spanish grammar rules
  • Using more advanced pronunciation techniques in Spanish
  • Exploring diverse cultural expressions through Spanish
  • Reading and comprehending complex written Spanish texts
  • Writing formal compositions in Spanish
  • Translating between Spanish and English
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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Spanish (Basics/A1) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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