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NSE Press Release

Below please find a generic press release that you might like to use to showcase the students who did well on the National Spanish Exam at your school. Please feel free to edit/modify the blurb as you require.



Congratulations to several Spanish students from _____ School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2023 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from _____ School earned a total of ___ gold, ___ silver and ___ bronze medals along with ___ honorable mentions.  “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greenman, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with nearly 85,000 students participating in 2023.”

Students from _____ School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, _____, _____ and _____.  

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, visit



 What do the Report Cards Mean?

NSE report cards are now available in instructors' Lingco accounts.

Take a look at the digital handbook below to learn how to read and interpret National Spanish Exam report cards (Download as a PDF).

 Important Note for Parents: Due to federal privacy regulations, we do not disclose student data with parents or students. Please contact your child's instructor for report card information.



NSE Exam Time Has Ended 

Official scores with national percentiles can be expected by May 1st, available to teachers in their Lingco back office. The National Spanish Examinations will send an email to notify teachers as soon as they are available.


Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be shipped directly to schools for each student who has earned one. Medals shipments will go out 1 package per school. Teachers can purchase Honorable Mention (Mención Honorífica) medals at:


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By the way - Did you miss our email with the exam script and secret codes? Contact Us.

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Last-Minute Registration

Regular registration for the NSE ended on February 10th, 2023.

Last Minute Registration is available at $8 per seat. Exam time ends on Friday, April 14th, 2023.


Read the April 6th, 2023 Newsletter



Check out this awesome news from the AATSP Newsletter: 26 de septiembre de 2022 

Also, here's the link to the AATSP's bi-weekly newsletters: Announcements and Reminders


As of 2022, Lingco Language Labs will be the primary host of the full suite of NSE exams (NSE, NPE, NSC, & NSA). Learn more: Online Practice

In conjunction with the changing of exam platforms, the NSE website has undergone a remodel to more comprehensively reflect our exams. Some links may not work due to these changes, and we appreciate your patience throughout this process.

NSE Newsletters

Jan 12 2023 Junior Scholarship Due in 4 Days

Jan 2023 Teacher Trip to Guatemala

16 de noviembre de 2022: ACTFL 2022 - Come Meet Us!

 11 de noviembre de 2022: Registration is Open!

17 de agosto de 2022: ONLINE PRACTICE

*Past NSE Newsletters*

Follow the NSE on Social Media: @nse_online 

Click on the image for disaggregated 2023 exam details.