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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:


    Mercedes Alcalá-Galán
    1056 Van Hise Hall

    Grant Armstrong
    1068 Van Hise Hall


    Kathryn Sanchez
    1010 Van Hise Hall

Click here to download the Exam Forms.