Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Fall 2018 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.
    • Students who take the Hebrew placement test are required to complete an oral interview with Dr. Esther Raizen. Please email Lily Hudson at lhudson@austin.utexas.edu to schedule an interview during the week of the test.   
  • 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. The next test will be held on Thursday, August 23rd from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in BEN 1.122. Please register for the test here.

 


Fall 2018 Orientation
August 22, 2018, 9:00 am


August 20, 2018: International Student Orientation
August 23-24, 2018: Ph.D. Cohort Meeting & Advising Appointments
August 23, 2018, 1-4 pm: Language Placement Exams
August 24-27: MA Advising Appointments
August 28, 1-3 pm: TA Orientation 

Sign up for Language Placement Exam


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