Spanish Language Placement Test

Current Enrollment

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A Prerequisite Challenge form must be emailed to the Coordinator, Isabelle Motamedi, by Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. or you will dropped from the course.  

How do I challenge the prerequisite?  Choose one of two easy options:  

1.  Transcript.  Email a copy of transcripts (unofficial is ok) reflecting your foreign language experience, along with a copy of the catalog description of the course/s (available online), together with the completed Prerequisite Challenge Form, to  OR

2.  Placement Test.  Take a placement test, save the results and email them, along with a completed Prerequisite Challenge Form, to  See below for instructions to take the placement test. 

CCSF offers a robust and varied program in Spanish language and culture. We offer courses for Spanish learners and for heritage language speakers. Join us! Learn about the linguistic and cultural variety of the Spanish speaking world!

The department offers both a Certificate and a Major in Spanish. See the catalog for details: Spanish Program

Heritage Speakers:  If you think you are a Spanish heritage speaker, that is, someone who learned the language because it was spoken in your family, community or country of origin, but need instruction, mainly in writing and reading to become a more fluent speaker, and to use Spanish in more proper contexts, click here.  

  Take Placement Test

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  1. GO to the internet site of the placement test from any Internet connected computer - you may take the test in the CCSF Media Center (Rosenberg Library, R-403) if you like. It should not take more than 30 minutes.
  2. Click here to go straight to the WebCAPE portal (will open in a new window).
  3. Enter the Password: california1
  4. Choose "Spanish" from the drop down menu.
  5. Enter your information - You will need your CCSF ID.
  6. Click Submit Information.
  7. Follow the directions to take the test.
  8. SAVE YOUR RESULTS and follow the directions in 2. above. 
  1. Spanish Placement Advisor: If you score does not place you definitively and you need placement advice, please contact the Spanish Placement Advisor, Verónica Feliu (