Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Language Placement Exams

Language Placement Exams


All incoming students who have studied a Middle Eastern language at an institution other than UT or have some knowledge of the language, however little and however gained, must take a placement exam before registering for a language class.

A placement exam determines which course in the language sequence is appropriate for a student, based on their current proficiency level. 

Format

  • Exercises in reading and writing.
  • Oral interviews may be administered with the test proctor to ascertain listening/speaking proficiency. These decisions will be made on an individual basis at the conclusion of each written exam.
  • All language exams are scheduled for 3 hours.
  • Participants with more advanced proficiency may finish in less time.
  • Study guides are not provided for the test.
 

Schedule & Sign Up

Language placement tests are offered twice a year in August and January. Please register for the test here.
 

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