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Department of Languages & Literatures

Proficiency and Placement Exams - Students on Campus in Fall

Languages & Literatures Department

Proficiency & Placement Exams

UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT TESTS

Once you've decided which language you'd like to study, you'll need to decide which course level is most appropriate for you.

  • If you're new to the language, you should sign up for the first introductory class: 1001.
  • If you've studied the language before, or if you're a native speaker, you'll need to take a placement test.

Placement tests are offered by the Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC). The format of your placement test will vary based on your language—some are taken online and are instantly graded, others are paper-based and must be graded by one of our instructors. You can find out more about your language program's placement testing procedures by visiting CWLC's undergraduate placement testing website.

GRADUATE PROFICIENCY EXAMS

Graduate students who have a foreign language requirement for their program might need to take a proficiency exam.

The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) administers foreign language proficiency exams for the University of Denver. For more information and instructions, visit CWLC's graduate language proficiency testing website.