According to the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the levels of learning a language are the following:
A2 Upper Beginner
B1 Lower intermediate
B2 Upper intermediate
However this chart can be a bit misleading and cause you to agitate around aiming the higher ones always. The article above is so helpful and supportive, that it gives you a boost and encouragement to really look one step at a time and celebrate every level you attain! And by celebration it means taking the time to practice and settle in what you have acquired, really feel the contempt and move forward if, and when, you feel ready.
The A2 level can be as fulfilling as some of the higher levels too, and really gives you the opportunity to engage in basic conversations and maybe listen and learn more than speak. The article explains every situation and handling it with more details. In addition, with a patient partner, you can always feel more at ease and also evaluate more objectively your level and be happy about it.
What do you think? Should we aim successively or are you capable of sliding to the higher levels quickly and prefer that?