Placement and Assessment

Language Placement

All students seeking to take an initial language class other than at the Elementary I level (101) will need to complete the language placement registration. Students who would like to take an Intermediate language class (201/202) or higher as well as all incoming students with a Language and Culture Studies major or minor will then take an online language placement test. Register for language placement.

Oral Proficiency Assessment

The Language and Culture Studies department assesses all majors' oral proficiency both at the midpoint and at the end of their studies. All majors will take the short version of the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview at the end of their sophomore year. Students with the Language Studies or Culture Studies option will take the long version of the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview in their senior year. Students with the Teacher Education option will take the official Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test. We expect all of our seniors to be at the Advanced Proficiency level.