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What proficiency level can I achieve after taking CanopyLearn Medical Spanish?

As a self-paced course, the results may depend.

Since CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a self-paced online course, certain results are not guaranteed to every learner as everyone has a different learning style, level of dedication, and capability to learn another language. 

According to a panel of experts including linguists, psychometricians, and medical interpreters of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), a learner who scored highly on Medical Spanish Level I-III quizzes with grades range of 80-100% may reflect an ILR designation of Speaking 2+ (Limited Working Proficiency, Plus), which equivalent to a CEFR designation of B2

  • Level I: Upon successful completion with scoring in the 80-100% range on each lesson quiz, a learner should reflect an ILR designation of Speaking 1+ (Elementary Proficiency, Plus) with the potential for a superior learner and/or a learner who has ample opportunity to frequently apply grammar, vocabulary, and cultural concepts to their daily professional and/or personal lives falling under ILR designation Speaking 2 (Limited Working Proficiency).
  • Level II: Upon successful completion with scoring in the 80-100% range on each lesson quiz, a learner should reflect an ILR designation of Speaking 2 (Limited Working Proficiency) with the potential for Speaking 2+ (Limited Working Proficiency, Plus) if the learner were able to demonstrate successful execution of the grammatical and application nuances of the preterit and imperfect tenses (as indicated by activity scores beginning in the “Pregnancy and Prenatal Care” sections onward).
  • Level III: Upon successful completion with scoring in the 80-100% range on each lesson quiz, a learner should reflect an ILR designation of Speaking 2+ (Limited Working Proficiency, Plus). A superior learner who has ample opportunity to frequently apply grammar, vocabulary, and cultural concepts to their daily professional and/or personal lives quite possibly could achieve a designation of Speaking 3 (General Professional Proficiency), though this would be less common.

Note: In evaluating the grading rubric for the online course cumulative section quizzes, it was observed that a score of 80% may be received if the student were to miss relatively few answers, particularly in Medical Spanish Levels II and III (our method for determining this was to purposefully select incorrect answers at times to measure the grading scale). This equates to an 80% representing a higher grade perception than would be the norm in academic settings where such a score may place the student in the B-, nearly C+ range. This is an important distinction as it signifies that an 80% according to this curriculum is a “better” grade.