Foreign Language Placement Test
Foreign language placement is an important aspect of language studies at Flagler College as it ensures that students wish to study a foreign language begin at the appropriate level. All students are eligible to take a placement exam if they have prior experience with a foreign language.
Placement tests are offered each semester for French, German, Italian and Spanish. The test is a computerized, multiple-choice exam that covers grammar, reading and vocabulary. It is adaptive in nature which means that the difficulty of the questions will adjust depending on the student’s response.
The following scores on the placement test correspond with the course level:
0-260 = 101
350-430 = 201
430 - 550 = 202
560 = 301/302
A fee of $10 is required for the exam. Students can make payments using a credit card or electronic check. Credit card payments will be charged an additional 2.75% fee. Payment can be submitted here:
If placed in a higher-level French or Spanish, students may earn up to 8 credits as long as they pass the course they are placed into with a B or higher. For example, if a student placed into French 201, they may earn 8 credits for French 101 and 102 if they earn a B or higher in French 201.
Italian and German courses are only offered at the 101 and 102 level. Therefore students who place higher than 101 can earn 4 credits for Italian or German 101 if they pass 102 with a B or higher.
Fall 2019 Placement Schedule:
Wednesday, Aug 28th
Thursday, Aug 29th
Friday, Aug 30th
Monday, September 2nd
Tuesday, September 3rd
All exams will take place in Kenan Hall 322. Students should have their Flagler College ID on hand when checking in for the exam. Results are communicated directly to students once the test is complete. Students may take their results to the Office of the Registrar for assistance with adding a course or save their results for enrollment in a future term.
Additional times for the exam may be scheduled if a student is unable to attend any of the listed dates or times. Please contact Dr. Eugenia Charoni at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an exam or with any questions about the placement process or foreign language at Flagler College.