Languages and Culture Studies Placement Test Information

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Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

Photo of Language Students

This page provides information for students interested in French, Spanish, German and/or Italian courses. Transfer and first year students planning on taking courses in any of those languages are strongly advised to take the placement exam before attending orientation or registering for any modern language course. The test will help you place in our beginning, intermediate or advanced levels of language instruction. The placement test is not offered for Ancient Greek and Latin. Students interested in those languages should inquire at the following email address: languages@stockton.edu

Taking the Language Placement Test

The exam is web-based, multiple choice, computerized and adaptive–the exam selects each test item as you proceed based on the answer given to the previous question. The exam covers vocabulary, grammar and reading. If you are unfamiliar with some material, make your best guess and move on to the next question.

You do not need to study. When taking the test, you should NOT USE notes, dictionaries, textbooks or other sources. If you get help in any way or if you answer questions incorrectly on purpose, you will be placed in the incorrect level. Being placed in a lower or higher level of language competence will affect your academic experience with languages negatively. The placement exam is not valid for credit. It will simply determine your current language proficiency skill.

You should only take the placement test once. You need not do so immediately. For the best result, you should take the test in the weeks preceding the semester when you actually plan to take a course in your chosen language.

Once you finish the placement exam, results will be issued immediately. Save a copy of your score page, print it, and bring it with you to orientation. Having this information ready will speed up your registration process.

The test is free. However, taking the exam twice will not update the scores you received on your first try.

 

Click here to access the test. 

  • Follow the instructions for taking the test.
  • The exam may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Email your score to languages@stockton.edu for placement.

Scores:

Spanish

Score Equivalent Course
0-199 LANG 1240 Beginning Spanish I
200-300 LANG 1241 Beginning Spanish II
300-400

Intermediate I level courses:
LANG 2140 Spanish: Reading Knowledge I OR 
LANG 2142 Mapping Hispanic Cultures I OR
LANG 2144 Spanish for Health and Human Services I

400+ Consult with Spanish Language Faculty.

 

French

Score Equivalent Course
0-199 LANG 1230 Beginning French I
200-300 LANG 1231 Beginning French II
300-400 LANG 2230 Intermediate French I
400+ Consult with French Language Faculty.

 

 German

Score Equivalent Course
0-199 LANG 1250 German Language and Culture I
200-300 LANG 1251 German Language and Culture II
300-400 LANG 2251 Intermediate German I
400+ Consult with Languages and Culture Studies Program Faculty.

Note: German language instruction is not offered beyond the Intermediate II level.

 

Italian

Score Equivalent Course
0-199 LANG 1180 Italian Language and Culture I
200-300 LANG 1181 Italian Language and Culture II
300-400 LANG 2280 Intermediate Italian I
400+ Consult with Languages and Culture Studies Program Faculty.

Note: Italian language instruction is not offered beyond the Intermediate II level.

 

The Languages and Culture Studies faculty sincerely welcomes you to Stockton University. Please know that our Languages and Culture Studies program is proud to help students prepare for a wide variety of career paths, including teaching, social work, translation and interpretation, foreign services (public and private), medicine, law, business, higher education, nursing, tourism and hospitality, and graduate study. 

Interested students may contact the Program Coordinator at languages@stockton.edu