Foreign Language Placement Testing

If you missed your chance to place into a foreign language during STAR or maybe, just maybe your college major suddenly changed to one that needs a foreign language, then your time to place into a language has come!

Placement testing for French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 6, 7, and 8, in Stanley Coulter, room 231 (it’s a computer lab).  Russian and Japanese will take about an hour to test; the other languages, just 20 – 30 minutes.  You’ll learn your placement in the language before you leave.

What you’ll need to bring:  A signed Form 231 from your advisor and TWO (2) valid photo identification cards (PUID, state license, and passport are good examples of these).  No pre-registration is required for this placement test.

Other things to know:

  • If you have completed at least 2 years of a language in high school, you must take the placement test in order to continue in that language.  You cannot take the 101 level (because you essentially already completed it in high school)
  • Only one attempt per language is allowed.
  • If you have  AP, dual (high school) credit, or fluency in a language, you cannot take a placement test in that language.

For more information, check out this website: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/news/Language_Placement_Testing.html.   It also includes the January and April placement test dates if you didn’t feel you were ready next week.

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