Where to Begin in Spanish at NCC?

Where you begin in our Spanish program can depend upon . . .

Do you need a placement exam? Here is the Department's policy:

When and where can you take the Spanish placement exam?

  • New NCC students are expected to take the placement exam during the summer orientation and advising sessions. Arrangements should be made via the orientation program or the Advising Center for these exams. Summer exams are administered in one of the computer labs on campus.
  • Students already in attendance at NCC may take a placement exam by scheduling a time with the Dr. Norval Bard, Chair for Modern & Classical Languages. These exams are usually conducted in the Language Resource Center.

What is the exam like? The North Central College Spanish placement exam is a computerized exam that tests grammar, vocabulary and aural comprehension. It takes about 20 minutes or less to complete.

What if I would like to take a placement exam in more than one language? Great! We offer placement exams in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Latin. Please contact the Chair for Modern & Classical Languages, Dr. Norval Bard, to schedule any of these exams.

What is the Spanish Placement Exam like?

Questions about the process or specific circumstances? Please contact the Chair for Modern & Classical Languages, Dr. Norval Bard.