Information on Language Proficiency and Placement
Placement tests are offered for Russian and Polish at the beginning of each semester. Please check this website again in August, when the dates and times will be posted. These exams are diagnostic, and you do not need to study for them. They will test your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, as well as your reading comprehension and writing ability.
The Spring 2013 Polish language placement and proficiency test will be held on:
- Wednesday, January 16, 4pm, FLB G18.
No registration is necessary. Students must present their I-Cards or another valid form of ID. For further information, please contact Prof. George Gasyna: firstname.lastname@example.org
The spring 2013 Russian placement and proficiency tests will be held on:
- Friday, January 11, 2pm, FLB G18.
- Friday, January 18, 4pm, FLB G18.
Students can choose either of the two time slots. Both exams will be held at the same time. No registration is necessary. Students must present their I-Cards or another valid form of ID. Test results will be emailed to you within two or three days after the date of the exam. For further information, please read the explanation below or contact Prof. Cori Anderson: email@example.com
Every semester, the Slavic department offers placement and proficiency examinations in Russian and Polish (for information on exams in other Slavic languages, please see below).
The placement exam covers the first and second year of language instruction (equivalent of 101,102, 201, 202); students who place "beyond the 4th semester" of the language fulfill their college foreign language requirement.
The proficiency exam covers the third and fourth year of language instruction. This exam is intended for students majoring or minoring in Russian or Polish, or for students going on to advanced study in the language who are unsure of their placement. This exam does not give credit to non-majors or non-minors.
The Slavic department no longer offers retroactive credit for language courses.
For placement in languages other than Russian or Polish, please contact the following instructors:
- Richard Tempest
- David Cooper
- Cori Anderson
- Volodymyr Chumachenko
The Slavic Department does not currently offer courses in Belorussian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Romanian and does not offer placement/proficiency exams for these languages. Please contact the International Studies Building (333-6104) to learn whether these languages are possibly available elsewhere on campus. If not, try the University of Illinois, Chicago campus.