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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

260-350= 102

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:

Payment - Language Placement Test

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

  • 9:30-11:30am
  • 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, Aug 29th

  • 12:30-3:00pm
  • 9:00-11:30am

Friday, Aug 30th

Monday, September 2nd

  • 1:00-3:00pm
  • 1:30-3:00pm

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 echaroni@flagler.edu to schedule an exam or with any questions about the placement process or foreign language at Flagler College.