Coronavirus Update

Posted on April 6, 2020

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Department of Modern Languages and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 situation, faculty and staff of the Department of Modern Languages are working remotely.

If you require assistance, please email Justin Kendrick,

Students who need to take the language placement test for summer or fall registration, or who need to take the OPI or WPT, should click on the appropriate link for instructions.

Please stay safe.

Language Placement Tests (Download Instructions)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, requiring remote classes and work for students and faculty, the Department of Modern Languages (DML) has worked with OIT to make the Language Placement Test (French/German/Spanish) available through Proctortrack. If you need to take the Language Placement Test to register for classes for Summer Semester 2020 or Fall Semester 2020-21, please read the following information carefully:

  • Email the Modern Languages Placement Test,
    • Your email MUST be sent from your OHIO email.
    • Make the subject line on the email: Language Placement Test request.
    • State you would like to register for the Online Language Placement Test.
    • Include your PID.
    • State which language you would like to take.
    • Include how much experience in the language you have had (how many years in middle school, how many years in high school, how many years at another college, travel abroad including where and how long).
  • Policies for taking the Language Placement Test have not changed.
    • You can only take the placement test one time.
    • If you have completed a course, or are currently enrolled in a course, you cannot take the placement test.
    • If you wish to register for FR/GER/ITAL/RUS/SPAN 1110, you do not have to take the placement test. If you start in 1110, you cannot subsequently take the placement test in order to move up in the series.
  • Testing Requirements:
    • The test MUST be taken on a laptop or desktop computer (tablets, Chromebooks, and phones will not work).
    • You must have a working webcam.
    • You must use either Firefox (preferred) or Chrome.
    • You must have your OHIO ID.
    • Allow sufficient time (at least 2-4 days) for the test to be taken and the results posted.

OPI and WPT Exams (Download Instructions)

Below are instructions to register for the OPI or WPT (provided by LTI) while we are under a ”Stay-at-Home” order. If you want to review more information about the test(s), click here.

  • Please go to
  • Click on BUY A TEST
  • Click on GET STARTED
  • Click YES if you are you testing for “State Teacher Certification?”
  • Select “Ohio University-Dept. of Modern Lang.”
  • Select Language
  • Select Test Type
  • Select Proctoring Option
  • Select Web Based Proctoring
  • Select Date & Time
  • Create account
  • Process Payment

There is an additional fee ($20-35) to do the online proctoring of the test. As soon as staff resume working on campus, tests will once again take place in Gordy Hall. 

Please contact Justin Kendrick with any questions. 


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