Placement & Levels

You’ll find classes that suit your level regardless of your Spanish background. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses because it’s never too late to start, and there is always more to learn.

Semester in Spain has welcomed students that don’t know anything beyond “hola,” and they have welcomed students who grew up with Spanish-speaking parents. Whatever your case may be, you’ll leave Semester in Spain knowing much more about the Spanish language and culture than you did when you arrived.

To ensure that you take the appropriate level classes, you will take a WebCAPE placement test before you fill out the Course Request Form. We will use the results to help advise you on course selections. You’ll take an additional placement test—this time with a verbal section—during orientation in Spain before final registration.