Spanish studies at the University of Toronto are mainly, but not exclusively, concerned with the language and literature of the Spanish-speaking peoples. Courses in Hispanic linguistics, in business Spanish, in the history and structure of the Spanish language and literature are complemented by studies of the socio-political, artistic, and intellectual history of both Spain and Spanish America.

Please visit the Spanish Academic Calendar for the latest information on:

  • Specialist, Major and Minor program requirements
  • SPA language sequence
  • SPA course descriptions
  • SPA language citation

For courses currently offered, please visit the full Arts & Science Fall & Winter Session Timetable

For the three-year calendar with the minimum number of 300- and 400- seminar courses to be offered for the Spanish undergraduate programs on a rotating basis, please visit the PDF iconCalendar of rotating courses for the Spanish programs.pdf

Placement Test

Currently, our Spanish placement test has two parts: a questionnaire and an online test.

First, respond to the following questions with as much detail as possible:

  • Did you take Spanish in high school (grades 9 / 10 / 11 or 10 / 11 / 12)?
  • Are you a Spanish native speaker?
  • Have you attended a school where the main language of instruction was Spanish? If so, when and for how long?
  • Are you a language heritage speaker? We consider you such if you speak Spanish at home, but have never taken Spanish in an academic setting or have only taken it in high school.
  • Have you ever lived in a Spanish speaking country for a long period of time? If so, when and for how long?
  • Have you taken Spanish classes? If so, when and for how long?

Then, in addition to answering these questions, take the placement test in the Prueba de Español Cervantes website. After each section, be sure to save a screenshot of the partial and final results.

Finally, send an email with your U of T Student ID number, your answers to the questionnaire above and the Prueba de Español Cervantes test results (partial and final) to the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies at

We will not review placement tests without confirmation of your Student ID number.

Please be aware that we require a minimum of three (3) business days to review your results and assign you a place. We encourage you to complete the assessment and send your results well in advance of your date of registration.

Contact the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies at for concerns.