Emmersion Language Placement Test

What is a Language Placement Test?

This page provides instructions and information for students who wish to take the Emmersion online placement test, which is designed to help you determine the best course for you based on your background. The language tests currently available are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Students with no vision will need to schedule an in-person exam with the faculty.

Step 1: Please fill out this form to initiate the process: WLL Check-In Form.

Step 2: At the end of your test session, you will see your score. Be sure you save a copy of the score page, as you will need it for determine your placement. Use the assessment thresholds below to determine the course you should register for. 

Chinese

If your score is ...     you should enroll in ...     Semester
0 - 199 CHIN 001A  1
200 - 399 CHIN 001B  2
400 - 599 CHIN 025A  3
600 or higher CHIN 025B or speak to an advisor   4

 

French

If your score is ... 

you should enroll in ...

 Semester

0 - 280 FREN 001A  1
281 - 345 FREN 001B  2
346 - 402 FREN 025A  3
403 or higher FREN 025B or speak to an advisor   4

 

German

If your score is ...

you should enroll in ...

 Semester

0 - 327 GERM 001A  1
328 - 416 GERM 001B  2
417 - 547 GERM 025A  3
548 or higher GERM 025B or speak to an advisor   4

 

Italian

If your score is ... 

 you should enroll in ...

 Semester 

0 - 200 ITAL 001A  1
201 - 400 ITAL 001B  2
401 - 600 ITAL 101A  3
601 - 800 ITAL 101B  4
800 or higher See advisor  

 

Japanese:

Thresholds vary. Please contact a Japanese advisor for details.

Russian

If your score is ...

 you should enroll in ... 

 Semester 

0 - 200 RUSS 001A  1
201 - 400  RUSS 001B  2
401 or higher See advisor  

 

Spanish

If your score is ...

you should enroll in ...

 Semester 

0 - 295 SPAN 001A  1
296 - 355 SPAN 001B  2
356 - 439 SPAN 025A or SPAN 020A for Spanish speakers   3
440 or higher SPAN 025B or SPAN 020B for Spanish speakers   4

 

If you cannot detemine which course to enroll in based on your score, find and contact the appropriate language advisor here.

What is a Language Proficiency Test?

Language advisors use language exams to determine if a student is competent enough in a language to satisfy a language requirement. The proficiency exam is more thorough than the placement test and may include written or oral components. Proficiency exams can be scheduled by appointment with a language advisor. Please fill out this form to initiate the process: WLL Check-In Form.