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Placement and ProficiencyRoom 247 Armory(217) 244-4437Contact Us
The purpose of placement testing is to identify which Illinois course is most appropriate for you so that you can pick up your studies where you left off. Placement testing is NOT NECESSARY if you have never studied the language. If you want to begin studying a new language, you can simply enroll in its "Elementary I" course.
The purpose of proficiency testing is usually to try to fulfill the General Education language requirement. Most of the language proficiency exams do not award academic credit.
Placement testing and proficiency testing in a less commonly studied language are carried out by the department that offers the language, usually at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. The department decides the date and time of the test, the manner in which testing is conducted, and the grading plan. The department also determines how much academic credit, if any, your performance earns. Consult with the language department or with your academic advisor to find out how your academic record will be affected.
Please be aware that a less commonly studied language MIGHT NOT BE OFFERED every semester. Just as course availability depends on instructor availability, placement testing and proficiency testing also depend on the availability of an instructor who is qualified to assess your four language skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. If testing is not available when you wish to test, please check with the department that is responsible for the language to see what your options are.
A fee may be charged to defray the cost of administering and grading a proficiency exam. The student is responsible for paying any fees that are charged.
Dr. Mary Gathogo
Testing is by appointment only.
To sign up for the next Proficiency Exam, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, NetID, and the language exam you would like to take. For general information about the exams, click here.
Placement testing will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 1022 Foreign Languages Building on Friday August 20 and Friday August 27 (you choose only one of those two dates). For general information, go to the department's website.
Please let him know whether you need only a course placement recommendation or whether you are seeking to satisfy the Gen Ed language requirement.
Chinese Placement Testing is done online. New freshmen and new transfer students for 2021-2022 can log into the test here.
Currently enrolled students can self-enroll into the "Chinese Placement Test for Continuing Students".
The next Chinese Proficiency Exam will be offered on campus on Saturday, September 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Advance registration will be required. Please check back at the end of July for a link to the registration form. Seating will be limited to the capacity of the testing room.
For general information about the test, go here.
Testing for either course placement or Gen Ed language proficiency will take place in August 2021. Please check back for details. Czech course offerings can be seen here. CZCH 101 will be offered in Fall 2021! For general information about placement testing, go to the department's website.
Ms. Heidi Bell
For the purpose of fulfilling the Gen Ed language requirement, we accept test results from the following three institutions. No academic credit is awarded. Please note that you are responsible for making arrangements and for paying all proctoring and testing fees. You should plan on taking the exam during Fall or Spring semester, as faculty are not usually available during the Summer session to administer language tests.
Feel free to contact PNP if you have any questions about testing in a less commonly studied language.
All placement and proficiency testing (including interviews) will be done on Zoom. Please contact Ms. Hill to schedule an appointment.
The next test will be given on August 17 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time (for Writing and Listening) and August 19 (for a 10-minute Speaking assessment). This is the week prior to the start of Fall classes. Advance registration is required and will close THIS WEDNESDAY, August 11 at midnight Central Time.
The next test will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on August 20, 2021. This is the Friday prior to the start of Fall classes. The test will be given in Room G27 FLB (face covering or mask will be required of all test-takers). Advance registration is required. Registration is now closed. The next opportunity to test will be at the start of the Spring 2022 semester.
New freshmen and new transfer students for 2021-2022 can log in here to take the placement test . Students who wish to test for proficiency credit should contact Dr. Traill to request an appointment. All Latin proficiency exams are administered on an individual basis. Proficiency testing is done on campus, not online and not via Zoom.
Testing is by appointment only. Please email him to make arrangements.
Testing is done upon consent from the Associate Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. For 2021-2022 testing will be conducted either on campus or as a proctored exam via Zoom. Contact Mr. Molina-Vital to schedule an appointment. Allow two hours for the exam to take place.
Placement testing will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 1030 Foreign Languages Building on Friday August 20 and Friday August 27 (you choose only one of those two dates). For general information, go to the department's website.
Testing will be conducted via Zoom. Please email Ms. Goebel to schedule an appointment for placement testing or for a proficiency assessment.