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Graduate Language Proficiency Testing

The Center for World Languages and Cultures offers foreign language proficiency exams to graduate students who want to meet a foreign language requirement for their program.

Testing for IMBA, IIC, and Korbel Students

The Center for World Languages and Cultures offers the STAMP4S language proficiency exams for students in the International Masters of Business Administration and International and Intercultural Communication programs and the Korbel School of International Studies. Passing this exam is one of the ways in which students may meet the foreign language proficiency requirement for their degree(s).

The STAMP4S test is a computer-based assessment that measures reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The scoring system for this test is based off national norms for foreign language proficiency and is widely recognized. The STAMP4S test is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

You can view the STAMP4S Benchmarks and Rubric Guide (PDF) and take a STAMP4S practice test to help prepare for the exam. For Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish click here. For Italian click here.

Please carefully review the following document before registering for this exam :  Graduate Proficiency Exam Information (STAMP4S exam) (PDF)

Testing for all other Programs (Art History, Anthropology, Iliff/Religious Studies, English, Geography)

Testing for these programs is a written exam designed for social sciences or humanities. This is a Translation and Reading test only.

Please carefully review the following document before registering for this exam Graduate Proficiency Exam Information (Translation and Reading) (PDF).

To view samples of these tests click on the links below.


 Testing Dates

The CWLC offers three testing dates during the fall, winter and spring quarters. Please note that no tests are offered during academic breaks or during summer.

Registration for the spring testing dates is now closed.

 Tentative fall quarter testing dates:

  • October 9, 2015, 8:15 am - 12:00 pm (Friday)
  • October 22, 2015, 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm (Thursday)
  • November 6, 2015, 8:15 am - 12:00 pm (Friday)

Registration for these dates will open late August.