This is a 6-week, communicative Spanish course that covers elementary and intermediate grammatical structures of the Spanish language, as well as vocabulary and cultural situations. Students will begin to cultivate their Spanish proficiency through extensive interaction in the target language.
This course focuses on the development of basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish, along with the study of the cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples. This is part one of a two part course, both of which are needed to master the CLEP or UExcel Spanish Language Examination.
Both exams are designed to measure knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed two to three semesters of college Spanish language study. Material taught during both years is incorporated into a single exam, covering both Level 1 and Level 2 content. This is not the actual college class, nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.
- CLEP Students
ACE recommends 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 63). (CLEP exam)
- UExcel Students
Excelsior College, the test developer, recommends granting six (6 semester hours of lower-level undergraduate credit to students who receive a letter grade of C or higher on this examination. Other colleges set their own policies for the amount of credit awarded and the minimum acceptable score. (UExcel Exam)