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Language Placement

Fulfilling the language requirements

To fulfill or satisfy the Weinberg Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish or to enroll in Spanish classes for the first time, please follow the instructions.

If you have a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Language and Spanish Literature Examination:

You have satisfied the Weinberg Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 210, 211 or 220. If you have questions, please consult any departmental undergraduate adviser.

If you have a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Language or Spanish Literature Examination:

You have satisfied the Weinberg Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 203-0 Individual & Society through Written Expression or Spanish 207-0 for Heritage Learners. If you have questions, email Elisa Baena.

If you have a score of 4 on the AP Spanish Language and/or Literature Examination:

You have satisfied the Weinberg Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. We encourage you to continue your Spanish studies at Northwestern. Please register for Spanish 199-0 Language in Context: Contemporary Spain or or Spanish 197-0 for Heritage Learners. First-year students are advised to take this course in Fall quarter. If you have any questions, email Elena Lanza.

If you have a score of 3 on the AP Spanish language Examination or are placed in Spanish 125-0 through the Placement Test:

You will only need one more course Accelerated Intermediate Spanish 125-0 or Spanish 127-0 for Heritage Learners to satisfy the Weinberg Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. Spanish 125-0 & 127-0 is offered only in Fall quarter. If you have any questions, email María Teresa Villanueva.

If you are placed in Spanish 121-1 through the Placement Test:

You will need three courses (Intermediate Spanish 121-1, 2, 3) to satisfy the Weinberg Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. Spanish 121-1 is offered only in Fall quarter. Students may not begin Spanish 121 in the middle of the sequence. If you have any questions, email Reyes Moran.

If you are placed in Spanish 115-1 through the Placement Test:

You will need five courses (Accelerated Elementary Spanish 115-1, 2 and Intermediate Spanish 121-1, 2, 3) to satisfy the Weinberg Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. Spanish 115-1 is offered only in Winter quarter. You may not enroll in 115-2 without having completed 115-1. If you have any questions, email Heather Colburn.

If you have had just two years of High School Spanish or never learned any Spanish before:

You may place yourself into 101-1 Elementary Spanish. You will need six courses (Elementary Spanish 101-1, 2, 3 and Intermediate Spanish 121-1, 2, 3) to satisfy the Weinberg Language Proficiency Requirement in Spanish. Spanish 101-1 is offered only in Fall quarter. If you have any questions, email Sue Pechter.

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