CHOOSING THE RIGHT LANGUAGE COURSE

Before enrolling in a language course for the first time at Lafayette, you will need to identify the correct college level.  This requires measuring your language competency based on past experience and placement testing.

Preparing to take the Placement Exam:

  • Reveiw the Policy on completing the Language Requirement.
  • Complete a brief language survey for the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature.
  • Count your past experience in the language you intend to study.
  • If you have NO prior experience in the language you wish to study:
    You should register for the beginning level, Elementary 101.
  • If you have prior experience in the language (as either a student or a heritage speaker):
    Please click on the appropriate subject listed below to learn how to choose the right course level.
  • Interpreting your SAT II scores

Identify the right course level for your specific language preference: 

Please only complete the exam once. 

Chinese (Mandarin)

French

German

Greek (Classical)

Hebrew (Modern)

Japanese

Latin

Russian

Spanish

Questions?

If at any point you have questions please contact Michelle Geoffrion – Vinci in the Department of Foreign Languages.