Spanish Language

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
6.0 / Lower



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The UExcel Spanish Language examination measures knowledge and understanding of material typically taught in a two-semester, six-credit, lower-level undergraduate course sequence in elementary Spanish. The content of the examination corresponds with course offerings such as Elementary Spanish. It assesses basic Spanish language proficiency in the areas of receptive skills, expressive skills, and cultural skills (applying language proficiency 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. If a testing center does not have headphones, the registration system will not allow you 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 available.


This exam requires you to listen to audio files. It must be taken in a testing center, and does *not* offer the online-proctored option.

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