To show competence to teach Spanish in Arizona public schools, you must have a high score on the AEPA Spanish Exam. Seven areas will be tested.
- Listening Comprehension, 16% of the test: Be able to understand spoken everyday language and infer meaning.
- Reading and Vocabulary, 29%: Understand, interpret, and compare literary texts and decipher common language, including idioms.
- Language Structures, 22%: Be able to comprehend linguistic components of Spanish and change sentences or supply missing words.
- Cultural Understanding, 16%: Have knowledge of the history, social character, literature, and technological developments of Hispanic cultures.
- Foreign Language Methodology, 16%: Be able to recognize trends and methods of foreign language teaching and apply them in the classroom.
- Written Expression: Provide correctly written materials in Spanish.
- Oral Expression: Converse in the language, showing a mastery of vocabulary, sentence structure, and narrative styles.