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Free online placement testing is available on this site in Spanish, French and German. Testing should take 15-30 minutes depending on ability. Your test results do not go automatically in your record. Please allow at least 3 business days after completion of the test for results to be reflected in your student record. Please plan to take a placement test before the registration week! Guessing or cheating on a placement test will only lead to placement in a course that is too hard for you. Just answer what you know with confidence. You should plan to continue foreign language study right away as a freshman. If you put it off, you may feel you need to go down a level to review, which only wastes time, money, and effort, and may delay graduation.
SPANISH PLACEMENT TEST -- required to enroll in Spanish, even level 1001. We apologize for the inconvenience to those new to the language, but we must require a placement test of all students enrolling in Spanish, to restrict those with previous experience -- who properly belong at a higher level -- from enrolling in level 1001.
FRENCH and GERMAN PLACEMENT TESTS -- are NOT a pre-requisite for enrolling in French or German. However, students with previous experience should take a test in order to be able start at a higher level.
»» access Spanish, French and German online placement tests here.
The login password is "pirates1". At the next screen, select your language from the drop-down menu, and click "Begin". It is important when prompted to identify yourself, use your full name, Banner ID (starts with B then eight numbers) for the ID Number, and your ECU e-mail address. Not identifying your Banner ID will result in the score NOT being recorded! After completing the placement test and clicking "Finished," your score will be sent to the placement coordinator, Sharon Peterson (email@example.com), who will send you an e-mail when results are recorded in Banner.
We do not offer automated online placement tests in other languages, and do not require them for enrollment, but students with prior experience may contact faculty below for a placement interview.
Courses with prefix CHIN, FREN,
GERM, GRK, ITAL, JAPN, LATN, RUSS, and SPAN satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement. Courses with prefix CLAS,
FORL, and RUSI, which are taught in English, do not satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement.
Students must demonstrate
foreign language proficiency through level 2004 (12 sh) to meet BA degree
requirements and BS Communication Journalism Concentration requirements. They
must demonstrate foreign language proficiency through level 1002 (6 sh) to meet
BS degree requirements in other BS Communication Concentrations. Students who
transfer in a higher level of foreign language proficiency such as SPAN 1002,
will have the lower levels waived (no credits awarded).
Students who already have AP, IB, CLEP, or college
transfer credit in a language should continue with the next level and are not
eligible for placement testing in that language. BA students and BS Communication students who
have only high school credit in the language are strongly encouraged to take a
placement test and continue study as freshmen.
Students who wish to study a language in
which they have no prior experience may enroll in level 1001, but all students
enrolling in Spanish are required to take a placement test.
Foreign students or native speakers of a language other
than English may have the foreign language requirement waived after meeting
with the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Students
are not eligible to take a placement test in their native language to receive
bypass credit for basic elementary and intermediate level courses in that language,
though they may still major in that language and consult with coordinators
about placement above the 2004 level. The Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures defines a native speaker as a person who has graduated from high
school in a language other than English or has the equivalent proficiency. In
order to determine if students meet this definition, students should have
transcripts on file with the Office of Admissions, and then contact the Chair of
Foreign Languages and Literatures. Students who think that other life
experiences have given them the proficiency to read, write, speak, and listen to
a language other than English at a level comparable to 2004 may provide evidence,
such as foreign language proficiency test results from an authoritative source,
to the chair for evaluation. If the requirement is waived, the chair will
submit a petition in Degree Works. In this case, no credit is given for
1001-2004; and students must still satisfy the total hours required for
graduation by their major, which may mean taking up to 12 sh of electives in
place of the FL requirement.
Students who take the placement test receive bypass
credit without a grade, only upon successful completion of the course into
which they place, as follows:
· Upon passing 1002, students receive bypass credit for 1001.
· Upon passing 2003, students receive bypass credit for 1001, 1002.
· Upon passing 2004, students receive bypass credit for 1001, 1002, 2003.
· Upon passing a course above level 2004, students
receive bypass credit for 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004.
Students who think that the placement test has placed
them incorrectly may enroll one level lower than indicated without departmental
approval, or one level higher with permission of the Chair, either prior to the
start of classes or during the drop/add period. After successful completion of
the course, upon request, students may receive bypass credit for the course(s)
preceding the one completed.
Sign Language courses do not
count for the Foreign Language Requirement
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