6.0 / Lower
The examination in Spanish Language measures knowledge and understanding of material typically taught in a two-semester, undergraduate course sequence in elementary Spanish. The content of the examination corresponds with course offerings such as Elementary Spanish. It assesses basic Spanish language proficiencies in the areas of receptive skills, expressive skills, and cultural skills (applying language proficiencies within authentic cultural contexts), through four question types: listening comprehension (using audio cues), reading comprehension, verbal communication, and grammar. (Multiple-choice examination.)
The Spanish Language exam requires the use of headphones. Not all test centers have headphones, and if a testing center does not have headphones, you will not be able to register to take this exam at that test center (even though the test center will show up on the list of available test centers). All test centers that are listed as “Pearson Professional Center” will have headphones.
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A practice exam is available: Learn more / purchase practice exam.
Register for the Exam
You can register and pay for your exam online. After you register, you will receive an Authorization to Test letter. You'll need to select the 8- or 15-week term in which you'll take your exam.
Pearson charges a test administration fee when you schedule your appointment to test. Additional fees apply for phone transactions (scheduling, rescheduling, and canceling). Visit the Pearson website for the current fee structure.