Foreign Language Placement
If your major requires a one- or two-year level of demonstrated competency in a foreign language, you may come to the Language Lab to take a proficiency test. This test is proctored and takes 15-30 minutes. Based on your results, you may not need to take a foreign language class.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact us or come see us in 101 Brock Hall.
Online language placement tests
If you are unsure which language class you need to take, you may take a placement
test to determine your current level in Spanish, French, German, or Latin. When taking
these exams, please follow the instructions carefully or your scores will not be reported to the registrar properly and you will be unable to register for any language class except the first semester
(i.e., SPAN 1010: Elementary Spanish) course.
When you click on a link to take a placement test, you will be asked for your email address. You must enter it in the format ABC123@mocs.utc.edu where ABC123 is your UTC ID. (Use your UTC email address only!)
For your semester, select "not enrolled" and enter "summer14" for the passcode.
Foreign languages available for testing
Language placement testing is available online for these languages:
Understanding your results
When you have completed the online testing, you will be taken to a screen that states "Placement into semester #". Based on that number, you will be able to register for one of the following courses:
|FRENCH||FREN 1010||FREN 1020||FREN 2110||FREN 2120||
|GERMAN||GER 1010||GER 1020||GER 2110||GER 2120||
|SPANISH||SPAN 1010||SPAN 1020||SPAN 2110
|LAT 2010||LAT 2020||LAT 3000|
- If you place into Semester 5, please see an MCLL professor for precise placement.
- If you think you might major or minor in Spanish, you should take 2110 (Semester 3) and 2120 (Semester 4); otherwise if not, take 2130 (Semester 3) and 2140 (Semester 4)
- If you are majoring in a science that requires one year of a foreign language (Biology or Chemistry), you should take 1110 (Semester 1) and 1120 (Semester 2); otherwise, take 1010 (Semester 1) and 1020 (Semester 2).
- Results are generally posted to the Registrar each weekend. If you need them sooner, please take the exam in the Language Lab for same-day posting.
- It make take up to 24 hours once the Registrar receives your results to be able to register for your class.
Fluency in other languages
If you are a native speaker of a language other than French, German, or Spanish, please contact the Department Head to arrange a fluency examination. Once you complete this test (usually a written exam) and receive documentation of your proficiency, the Language Department can notify the Records Office of your exemption from the language requirement.
Native speakers are more likely to receive a full exemption for their language requirement; heritage speakers (those who have strong exposure to a language without formal education in the language) are more likely to receive higher test scores in oral/listening comprehension than in grammar/reading comprehension. For this reason, heritage speakers may need to take one or more courses to satisfy the language requirement for their major.