The National Spanish Challenge (NSC) is an online motivational contest for Elementary-Middle School students in grades 1-6 that recognizes and awards our elementary students as they pass certain thresholds while learning Spanish.
Divisions of Competition
The National Spanish Challenge has 5 Divisions of Competition based on:
(1) The student’s grade level and
(2) How the student has been exposed to learning Spanish
*Divisions of Competition: Two charts to help guide you to the correct division for your students!
For purposes of the National Spanish Challenge: "partial immersion" is defined as, "Any program with 500 minutes-per-week in Spanish."
Format & Content
The National Spanish Challenge has different types of questions in Five (5) individual sections.
- View the Specifications for the National Spanish Challenge.
- View the types of questions on the National Spanish Challenge.
Exam Window: All students competing in the NSC must complete the challenge between February 27th - April 5th.
Official results for the National Spanish Challenge will be released to teachers on or about April 28th.
Prizes will be mailed directly to schools!
Prizes & Certificates
The NSE has provided a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding achievements on the National Spanish Challenge. Teachers can recognize and celebrate student's achievements by printing off certificates.