Spanish Evaluation Process

Please submit before June 16, 2017

To complete your application for admission to the UCLA SIBT Spanish Bilingual Authorization program, please follow the directions below to send 1) Speaking Sample (.mp3 or .mp4 file) and a Writing Sample (.pdf) to with the Subject Line: Spanish Language Evaluation Materials.


According to the California CTC, candidates seeking the Spanish Bilingual Authorization must demonstrate a range of language competence equivalent to passing the CSET. While passage of the CSET Spanish is not required for the UCLA SIBT program, candidates must provide evidence of advanced language proficiency. Before admission to the SIBT program in Spanish, candidates are asked to submit a speaking and writing sample. Candidates will be informed of admissions after an evaluation of samples. Demonstrating advanced proficiency is a pre-requisite to participation in the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. See the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Standards Descriptions found in Appendix C. 

Below are the directions for submitting samples. The speaking and writing sample should reflect a candidate’s language abilities. There is an expectation that submission represent what candidates can do with language without assistance. We ask that candidates refrain from using spell-checks, thesaurus, dictionaries, Google translate and proofreaders. In this way, the instructors can provide an honest assessment of language ability. A candidate must be able to function at advanced proficiency in order to participate in the UCLA SIBT program.

Language Placement Exercises

This exercise should be a spontaneous speaking sample. Please select one of the question below and record your answer in a .mp3 or .mp4 file. The audio file should be at least 2 minutes in length and no more than 5 minutes in response to the question.

For precision of assessment, please do not rehearse your answer. This should be a reflection of your unaided conversational Spanish.

Follow this format convention as a naming convention:  FirstInitial_LastNameMonthDayYear  (example: K_PerezMendoza03272017)

Sample #1: Speaking

Choose one:

1)    ¿Por qué te interesa ser un maestro designada/o como bilingüe?

2)    ¿Cómo imaginas tu vida dentro de 10 años?

3)    ¿Si pudieras enseñar cualquier curso cuál sería y por qué?

Sample #2: Writing

Please upload a PDF file of your writing sample. The writing sample should be no more than one page in length. Please select one of the following prompts below.

For precision of assessment, please refrain from using spell-check, thesaurus, dictionaries, Google translate and proofreaders. This should be a reflection of your unaided abilities in Spanish writing.

Follow this format convention as a naming convention: FirstInitial_LastNameMonthDayYear  (example: K_PerezMendoza03272017)

Choose one:

1.    ¿Si pudieras viajar a cualquier parte del mundo a donde irías y por qué?

2.    ¿Cuáles son los aspectos que más te atraen al campo de la educación?

3.    ¿Cómo es que llegaste a ser bilingüe? Cuenta… 

If you have any questions or difficulties uploading your speaking and writing samples, please contact the UCLA Confucius Institute (310.825.8839). Thank you!