LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is offering a bilingual English/Spanish language version of four ASE certification tests at ase.com.
The bilingual option is available for the Suspension & Steering (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) and Auto Maintenance & Light Repair (G1).
To access the Spanish version, users will click on a "Leer en Español" ("Read in Spanish") button to call up a screen showing the question and answer options in both Spanish and English, the ASE said. There is no special registration procedure to access the Spanish translation, which is built into the test delivery screen.
All ASE tests have a searchable English-to-Spanish glossary of technical terms, which can be helpful to resolve dialectal differences, the ASE said. In addition, anyone for whom English is a second language may bring a standard, published English-to-foreign language dictionary to use at the test center.
These are the first four ASE tests to offer this option, but the ASE said it anticipates making available Spanish translations of other Master-status automobile series tests at a future date.
Visit ase.com for information in Spanish about the new translation option.