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Language Proficiency Exams

Language Proficiency Exams are given by UW-Madison Department of Spanish & Portuguese faculty for two reasons:

  • In accordance with the College of Letters and Science regulations concerning program assessment, the Spanish program periodically carries out an evaluation of the language proficiency of Spanish majors. Students may be required to take an oral proficiency test in Spanish.
  • Students with a need to demonstrate proficiency in either the Spanish or Portuguese language for other programs or awards, may contact one of the following faculty to request a test:



    Pablo Ancos
    1136 Van Hise Hall

    David Hildner
    1038 Van Hise Hall

    Rajiv Rao
    1142 Van Hise Hall



    Ellen Sapega
    1048 Van Hise Hall