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Spanish Language Exam Review Dates:*

SPAN 1

  • Exam 1
  • Sunday, September 24
  • Exam 2
  • Sunday, October 29
  • Exam 3
  • Sunday, November 26

SPAN 2

  • Exam 1
  • Monday, September 25
  • Exam 2
  • Monday, October 23
  • Exam 3
  • Monday, November 27

SPAN 3

  • Exam 1
  • Monday, September 18 in 7 Sparks
  • Exam 2
  • Monday, October 16
  • Exam 3
  • Monday, November 27

*All review sessions begin at 9:10 PM. Locations TBA.

Tutoring Available


Penn State Learning tutors who have performed well in language courses up to the 400-level or beyond are available to meet with small groups and individuals on a drop-in or appointment basis to engage in conversation and to address grammar and composition questions.

To use WCONLINE:

1. Click here, then create a login using your PSU email address and a new password. Once logged in, select "Language Tutoring" from the drop-down menu at the top. Available time slots will appear in white. 
2. Select the appropriate tutor and click on an available time slot. A window will appear that will allow you to set the time you would like (no more than 1 hour) and save the appointment. You should receive a confirmation email. 

To make the best use of your tutoring session, be prepared.

  • Bring your textbook and other relevant class materials (study guides, syllabus, etc.).  
  • Bring homework that has already been graded. 
  • Plan your session. Know which concepts you have trouble with and what you would like to review.
  • Keep your expectations reasonable. During busy shifts, tutors may not be able to spend more than 20-30 minutes with you (or, they may group you with other students from your class).

What our tutors cannot do:

  • Provide answers for graded homework questions. Getting extensive help with your graded homework compromises academic integrity.
  • Proofread or edit graded essays. Graded essays are meant to test your comprehension of the language. Getting the essay edited by someone else compromises academic integrity.
  • Ensure that you receive an A on your homework or exam. Your success in the course depends on you. 

What our tutors can do:

  • Explain and review concepts covered by the homework.
  • Provide examples similar to homework questions to help you learn principles and vocabulary.
  • Help you correct homework that has already been graded.  
  • Read part of your essay to help you identify your weak areas.
  • Provide examples to strengthen your understanding so that you can more easily find your errors and correct them on your own.
  • Help you practice pronunciation and new vocabulary.
  • Help you learn how to best use your textbook and other resources.

Contact Information:

Karen-Elizabeth Moroski, PhD
Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator, Writing and Languages
Penn State Learning
Office Address: 206 Boucke Building
Phone: (814) 865-0259
Email: kxm5044@psu.edu