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    Language Placement Test

    Students are often unsure what level language class to register for. This language placement test is an online assessment tool to help place you in one of the first 4 semesters of college-level language study at Hamline University.

    All first year, transfer, and returning students are required to take the placement test before registering for their first Hamline Chinese, German, French, or Spanish language class. These adaptive tests assess grammar, reading comprehension and overall vocabulary.

    Questions in the Chinese test will alternate between simplified and traditional characters. Try not to let this bother you. The test will "learn" your strengths and will give you new questions based on what you do well.

    *The test takes 10-25 minutes on average.

    *Test results are available on-line immediately after taking it.

    *The test results indicate clearly which 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th semester language course students should register for. Students with scores higher than 4th semester should register for an Advanced Composition, Conversation, or Reading course. Native or near-native speakers of the language should email the Modern Languages department chair for placement advice. See Modern Languages Department section of the website for course descriptions.  

    How To Take The Placement Test

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