Placement Test

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Department of Modern Languages

Placement Test Steps

French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish 


  • Go to Gordy 283 with your Ohio University Studet ID (or state ID) for foreign language placement approval, M-F, 8am-Noon or 1pm-4pm.
  • You will be given a form to take to the computer lab in Gordy 115 to take the French, German, Russian, Spanish placement; or you will be given a paper test for Italian or Portuguese
  • You may only take the placement one time, but you may take a placement for more than one language.
  • The placement can take up to 20 minutes to complete.
  • After you finish the test, you may leave. If you have questions or concerns, please return to Gordy 283.
  • It will take between 24-48 hours for your results to be posted to your student account. Your placement must be posted before you can schedule your class.