Proficiency Testing | World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

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Proficiency Testing

NOTE: In response to COVID-19 concerns, proficiency exams are to be conducted remotely, via Zoom Web Conferencing.

We recognize that many students at the university speak languages other than those we teach. We cannot offer credit in those languages, but many academic programs will allow students to demonstrate proficiency in order to fulfill their language requirement. We do not verify the requirements of other programs, but we can connect you with resources to be tested in the language you speak, so you may have your requirement waived with your advisor's consent.

If you wish to demonstrate your knowledge of a language with the proficiency testing option, you will be required to take a test to determine your level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Because all testers are volunteers, we can make no guarantees about their availability to administer tests. Testers may charge a fee at their discretion for administering the test. Students should plan to be tested early in their academic careers, so that they are certain to fulfill any language requirements prior to applying for graduation. The proficiency test may only be taken one time in each language.

Our list of volunteer language testers will be updated once each semester, at the beginning of September, January, and June. Testers are available in the following languages:

  • Akan
  • Albanian
  • Assante-Twi
  • Bengali
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Fante
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Igbo
  • Korean
  • Lebanese
  • Malayalam
  • Nepali
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Swahili
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba

Updated: February 2020

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