Placement Testing > Second Language Placement

Week of Welcome 2017

Students attending Week of Welcome  will be able to take a French, German or Spanish placement test online prior to their arrival to campus. All information about this new option can be found on the placement test information page of the Orientation web site.

 

Students participating in Week of Welcome 2017 who need to take a Japanese or Chinese placement test will need to register in advance. Registration for Week of Welcome Chinese and Japanese placement testing will open Sept. 6, 2016.

There is a $10.00 fee for a language placement test.


Continuing students and CEP students: Online registration for on-campus placement testing Fall 2017 will open Aug. 7, 2017. There is a $10 fee for a language placement test.  Register for a test. 

Students with qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaurate, or CLEP languages exams do not need to take a placement test.

French, German, & Spanish

The French, German, and Spanish placement tests are un-timed computer adaptive tests that are designed to help a student to determine readiness for 1st or 2nd year language study.  These tests on average take 30 min. or less. Students who studied French, German, or Spanish in high school, and who wish to continue with the same language should be advised that they should not register for 101. Results from the placement test will provide guidance and options for their registration.
 

Japanese

Students with previous background in Japanese, as well as those wishing to register above JPN 101, are required to take the Japanese placement test. The test is un-timed and consists of a listening section and reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing section. In addition to the listening and written test, an oral interview with the Japanese program faculty is required. Students will need to contact the Dept. of East Asian Lang. & Lit., 541-346-4041 to set up an appointment for an oral interview.

Chinese

Students with prior background in Mandarin Chinese, either as native speakers or through prior course work, are required to take a placement exam before enrolling for any Chinese classes. The Chinese placement test is a 3-part 55 min. multiple choice test consisting of a listening, grammar, and reading comprehension section. In addition to the listening and written test, an oral interview with the Chinese program faculty is required. Students will need to contact the Dept. of East Asian Lang. & Lit., 541-346-4041 to set up an appointment for an oral interview.

Students with questions about placement into other languages should contact the appropriate department.

Questions? You can email your questions to us at testing@uoregon.edu