NSE Content & Practice

2022-2023 Practice on Lingco

This academic year, the National Spanish Examinations has switched exam platforms from Quia (IXL Learning) to Lingco Language Labs (learn more). Why is this exciting? There are many reasons! 

  • Lingco Language Labs has practice content pre-loaded for our teachers and students. This means that after registration, everyone will have adequate time to familiarize themselves with the new platform and practice materials. 
  • There are also mini practice exams available on Lingco!
  • Unlike Quia's previously available practice exams that did not save any student data, with Lingco teachers can now track (1) student class engagement, (2) student progress, (3) student strengths, & (4) student weaknesses. 
  • In the past, many teachers enjoyed using the practice games offered by Quia. The NSE has received many requests to offer these games again but could not as Quia did not produce them. With Lingco, practice games are back!

The content listed below is additional material offered (for free) by the NSE to prepare our teachers and students for the upcoming examination season! 

Click here for information about the practice exams!

Achievement: Vocabulary & Grammar

Vocabulary - Specifications & Practice per level

Specifications

Practice Materials

Level 01

L01 - Vocab Practice 

(coming soon!)

Level 1

L1 - Vocab Practice

Level 2

L2 - Vocab Practice

Level 3

L3 - Vocab Practice

Level 4

L4 - Vocab Practice

Level 5

L5 - Vocab Practice

Level 6

L6 - Vocab Practice 

(coming soon!)

 

Grammar - Specifications per Level

Specifications

Level 01 - Grammar

Level 1 - Grammar

Level 2 - Grammar

Level 3 - Grammar

Level 4 - Grammar

Level 5 - Grammar

Level 6 - Grammar

Interpretive Communication: Reading & Listening

Reading Comprehension

The National Spanish Examinations assess Interpretive Communication in Reading Comprehension.  The student is given (1) a context in English, (2) an authentic text in Spanish and (3) a question based on one of the learner outcomes below and then followed by four answer choices.  They learner outcomes increase in difficultly as the student progresses to higher levels.  

Authentic texts are printed material / texts that have been produced by and for native speakers for a culturally authentic purpose.

 To see examples of authentic texts used on the National Spanish Examinations, click here

Listening Comprehension

The National Spanish Examinations assess Interpretive Communication in Listening Comprehension.  The student is given (1) a context in English, (2) an authentic spoken passage in Spanish and (3) a question based on one of the learner outcomes below and then followed by four answer choices.  They learner outcomes increase in difficultly as the student progresses to higher levels.

Authentic texts are spoken passages that have been produced by and for native speakers for a culturally authentic purpose.

To see examples of authentic texts used on the National Spanish Examinations, click here