Languages and Literatures
Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid Exam
It has been another successful year for the students in Spanish Program Laurier who have taken SP303/304 Business Spanish courses. Upon completion of these courses, students have the option to take the exam offered by the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid (OCCIM) to obtain the Basic Certificate for Spanish for Business. The exam consists on an extensive written component and an oral examination. The oral part is marked by Laurier professors, but the written portion of the test is sent to Madrid for evaluation. Once more, this year, we have obtained a 100% success rate.
The Spanish Program at Wilfrid Laurier University has been the sole representative of the OCCIM for more than 18 years with a student’s success rate of 97% in these exams. Upon the completion of the evaluation in Spain, the Official Certificates are sent to Laurier during the summer and students receive them soon afterwards.
The OCCIM Certificate has proven an extremely useful tool when applying for jobs at national and international companies. Congratulations to all the 2012-2013 SP303/304 students and to their instructor, Professor Luis Jaimes-Dominguez.