Academic Affairs Office

SPANISH PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

 This is a general guide for placement into Muskegon Community College's Spanish Language Courses.

Please note that every high school is different and the level of instruction varies greatly.  To better evaluate a student's ability, several documents are available on the Foreign Language website for review.  A student may review the course concepts covered in each course, do a self evaluation and review the vocabulary covered in the course.  Click on the item you wish to review.  

 

Spanish Courses - Concepts Overview - PDF

 

 

Spanish 101
Spanish 102
Spanish 201
Spanish 202
 
Vocabulary - PDF
Vocabulary - PDF
Vocabulary - PDF
 

 

 

Placement Guidelines:           

 
Number of years of High School Spanish completed
When were High School classes completed?
  Performance/
Grade in High School classes
 Placement in MCC classes
(Refer to course concepts above)
 
1 year or less
 
n/a
 
 n/a
 
Spanish 101
 
2 years
 
 within last two years
 
A or B
  
Spanish 101, 102
  
2 years
  
within last two years
  
C or D
  
Spanish 101
 
2 years
  
3 or more years ago
  
A or B
  
Spanish 101, 102
  
2 years
 
3 or more years ago
  
C or D
  
Spanish 101
  
3 years
 
within last two years
 
A or B
  
Spanish 150, 201
 
3 years
 
within last two years
  
C or D
  
Spanish 102
  
3 years
 
3 or more years ago
  
n/a
 
Spanish 102
  
4 years
 
within last two years
 
A or B
 
Spanish 150, 201, 202
  
4 years
 
within last two years
  
C or D
  
Spanish 102, 150, 201
  
4 years
 
3 or more years ago
  
n/a
  
Spanish 150
 

 

Native Spanish Speaking Students:

We do not currently have Spanish courses dedicated to the native Spanish speaking student. The needs of the native speakers are different from the needs of students learning the language as a second language. This guideline may assist native speakers in deciding which course to take. Students who are native speakers may also refer to the concepts, vocabulary and self evaluation documents available on the website.

  Speak Spanish at home

  No formal Spanish education

  Spanish 101, 102 or 150

  Speak Spanish at home

  with High School Spanish

  Spanish 150 or higher depending on number 

  of years taken in high school.  See above.

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION?  ABOUT COURSES?  PLACEMENT?

See MCC Website:  Foreign Language Department:  http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/502.asp

  • Course Contents
  • Vocabulary Lists
  • Self Evaluation for each level

Contact:  Ismael Enriquez, 231.777.0442, Room 243A, ismael.enriquez@muskegoncc.edu