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Foreign Language Placement

All students who have had two or more years of French, German, Spanish or Japanese must take the foreign language test unless they have been out of high school for three or more years.


Foreign Language Placement Chart

Description of the French, German, and Spanish Test 

There are several general characteristics that each of the UW System Foreign Language Placement Tests in French, German, and Spanish share.  Each portion of the test is entirely in the foreign language (except for the instructions) and all questions have a fixed-choice reponse format.  The French, German, and Spanish test is scored as the number of correct answers, with no penalty for guessing and each item has only one best answer.

The tests have a score range of 150 to 850.

French Placement Test

Complete description and sample questions.

German Placement Test

Complete description and sample questions.

Spanish Placement Test

Complete description and sample questions. 

Description of the Japanese Placement Test

The exam is two hours that includes a listening comprehension section.  It is a locally developed test that is given by appointment at UW-Eau Claire Testing Office. 

The test has a score range of 0 to 200.