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Field 28: Spanish
Linguistics and Language Structures

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Sample Questions

Objective 0007
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of first- and second-language acquisition.

1. Students in an intermediate Spanish course are able to perform basic communicative acts such as greeting and responding to greetings, asking and answering simple questions, exchanging information, and expressing likes and dislikes. Which of the following strategies would best support the students' development of the next stage of second-language acquisition?

  1. providing experiences in which students must negotiate meaning in unfamiliar contexts
  2. reviewing grammatical constructions until students have mastered all beginning material
  3. grouping students who are at the same level of language proficiency to work together on class activities
  4. presenting frequent examples of recordings made by native speakers to students
Correct Response: A.

Correct Response: A.

Objective 0008
Understand and apply simple and complex linguistic structures of the target language.

2. Which of the following words corrects the underlined word in the sentence below?

Ella no quería que le haremos caso.

  1. haríamos
  2. hicimos
  3. hiciéramos
  4. hagamos
Correct Response: C.

Correct Response: C.

Rhetoric and Composition

Objective 0009
Understand the similarities and differences between the target language and English.

3. In Spanish, adding the augmentative suffix -acho or -ucho to a noun is typically an indication of which of the following?

  1. compliments
  2. irregularity in size
  3. quantity
  4. degree of quality
Correct Response: D.

Correct Response: D.

More example questions are provided in the Spanish practice test .