Foreign Language Placement Test

You can earn up to twelve credit hours for language skills by taking the foreign language placement test. If you took foreign language classes in high school, learned languages while abroad or at home, you should take this free exam. You may take the placement test if you do not already have college language credit. The computerized exam for French, German and Spanish takes about 20 minutes, and you will find out immediately the course level in which you need to enroll. Arabic, Japanese, Latin and other languages are available upon request. Credit earned on the placement exam will be awarded when you have completed the recommended course with a grade of C or better. The placement exams are given in the Foreign Language Laboratory, Room 303A, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building, whenever the lab is open. 

Did you know that with previous language experience a World Language major or minor -- a valuable component of your degree -- is within reach? For example, if you place into Spanish 3010, once you have completed SPAN 3010 (with a grade of C or better) you are only two courses away from a Spanish minor.

Your placement result can be found on PipelineMT under Test Score (registration tab). Please see the Test Score Chart below for the appropriate course to enroll in.

Foreign Language Test Score Chart

Test Score

Course to Enroll

1 1010
2 1020
3 2010
4 2020
5 3010*

*You may enroll in SPAN3010 or SPAN3020 if you place into Spanish 5. 


 If you have any questions, please contact the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at 615.898.2981.