Language Placement Exam and Guidelines
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- If you want to take a course in Spanish, French, German or Chinese and have had more than two years of instruction in that language, you need to complete the ML Placement Exam for the language in which you wish to enroll. You are not allowed to take the 111 level of that language, no matter what the placement exam results are.
- If you choose a course from among the ML department's offerings and have had two years or less of instruction in that language, you do not need to complete the ML Placement exam. You can take the 111 course of that language.
- If you choose to start studying a new language you do not need to complete the ML Placement exam. You must take the 111 course of that language.
- Japanese: If you would like to continue studies in Japanese, please contact Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya to determine your proper placement.
- Other Languages: Several ancient languages are offered i.e. Sanskrit, Biblical Hebrew, and Classical Greek. No language placement is required. For details, please consult the course catalog.
If you place yourself into a course lower than where you tested, you will not receive credit for the course. Students must make sure to print a copy of their placement score for their records.
The Department of Modern Languages reserves the right to change the student's placement in a course if it believes that the student has not been placed at the appropriate level, or in the most appropriate course based on the student's exposure to the language.
You can only take the placement exam ONCE.
If you are bilingual, a native speaker or a heritage speaker of a language you should consult with the Department of Modern Languages to arrange a personal oral interview to determine proper placement.
Any questions related to the Placement Exam must be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.