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Language Placement Testing

Placement tests help place you in the appropriate language class. These tests do not exempt you from taking classes nor do they give you credit. They are a guide to help you get into the right level and are required at Wheaton. We offer placement tests in French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. The best class for you can be determined by following these steps:

Modern Languages Placement Tests

  • Register for a 101 Elementary I class if you will be learning a new language or pursuing a language you studied for one year or less in high school; or continuing with a language you have studied independently outside of a traditional classroom before now. 

Classical Languages Placement Tests

  • Register for a 101 Elementary I class if you will be learning a new language or pursuing a language you studied for one year or less in high school; or continuing with a language you have studied independently outside of a traditional classroom before now.
  • For all other placements, please consult with Dr. Alexander Loney. If you have had 2 years or more of a classical language in high school, you will either take a placement exam or 201. 

1. Take a language placement test prior to the first day of class.

Placement tests are $20 and confirm that you are placed in the correct class. Click on a link below when you are ready to take the test. Do not take a placement test if you have never had formal instruction in the language. Instead, you should register for a 101 course. 

Modern Languages 

Classical Languages

Placement Tests in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin are $20 and held on-campus. You must register at least one business day prior to the test date to reserve a spot. Upcoming Test Dates: August 22, 2022 in WYN 307

2.  Placement Test FAQs

  • Placement Test results expire after one year. You are strongly encouraged to register for a language class within a year of taking the Placement Test to avoid incurring another fee to re-take the test at a later date.
  • Placement Test registration credentials expire at the end of the semester.
  • You may take a placement test in more than one language but you will need to fill out a separate registration form for each language.

 

Do you have a question about the placement or competency test? Click below to view our FAQ's.