Seattle Pacific University

Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

 

Placement Tests

What Foreign Language Placement Tests Are Offered?
SPU offers placement tests for French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

Why Should I Take a Placement Test?
Your score on a placement test determines how many quarters of foreign language instruction you will need at SPU in order to fulfill the Foreign Language Competency requirement.

What if I Am Exempt and Want to Study a Different Language?
If youíre exempt or have met SPUís Foreign Language Competency requirement, but youíd like to continue studying a language, then you need to take the appropriate placement test.

If you want to study a language that isnít offered at SPU, contact a Co-Chair of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics.


Sign Up for a Placement Test!
  • Sign up now! Send your request to onlinelearning@spu.
  • Enrollment Confirmation. After registering for the Placement Test you should receive a confirmation email and instructions for taking the exam within two business days.
  • Technical Difficulties?  If you experience any technical difficulties while taking the exam, please contact Instructional Technology Services or call 206.281.2212.
  • Move Your Test Score. You are responsible for having your test score moved from the Blackboard system to the Banner Information System. Contact Marilyn Hancock at mhancock@spu.edu or 206-281-2617.  Expect a reply within two business days.

 

 

Questions?

For questions regarding the Foreign Language Competency requirement, contact your academic counselor.

For any other issues contact Marilyn Hancock or call 206.281.2617.