Language certification in the Spanish Universities: A quantitative study at the University of Córdoba


  • Antonio Raigón Rodríguez Universidad de Córdoba
  • Ángela Larrea Espinar Universidad de Córdoba


With the widespread arrival of language competence requirements at the Spanish university degrees, language certification has gained an essential relevance. In this study, we will present firstly a state of the matter, to later focus on our analysis on the certification process of the University of Cordoba’s students. Our statistical study, based on a sample of more than two thousand students, will provide enough data to sketch a close outlook on how students comply with this requirement, taking into account variables such as entry mark, macroarea, sex and language chosen. Moreover, we will be able to determine whether this measure is helping us build a plurilingual Europe.


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How to Cite

Raigón Rodríguez, A., & Larrea Espinar, Ángela. (2019). Language certification in the Spanish Universities: A quantitative study at the University of Córdoba. IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, (12), 245-260. Retrieved from