Credit by examination: French, German, Spanish

Students wishing to earn credit by examination for any of the first four (1441, 1442, 2313, 2314) levels of French, German, or Spanish must present an official score received on one of two nationally administered examinations recognized by the department:


Credit by examination: Chinese

Students wishing to earn credit by examination for any of the first four (1441, 1442, 2313, 2314) levels of Chinese must present an official score received on Advanced Placement Examination (AP) of the College Board.


Placement Tests

  • Non-native speakers of American Sign Language with previous exposure to the language, who intend to enroll in ASL courses at UT Arlington, may be eligible to take a placement test at the discretion of the department. Contact Dr. Sonia Kania.

    Non-native speakers of Arabic with previous exposure to the language, who intend to enroll in Arabic courses at UT Arlington, may be eligible to take a placement test at the discretion of the department. Native or heritage speakers intending to minor in Arabic must take the Arabic placement test. Contact Ms. Reem Shishakly.

    Non-native speakers of Chinese with previous exposure to the language, who intend to enroll in Chinese courses at UT Arlington, may be eligible to take a placement test at the discretion of the department. Native or heritage speakers intending to major or minor in Chinese must take the Chinese placement test. Contact Dr. Neal Liang.

    Students with one year of background in the language are strongly encouraged to take the CLEP exam for placement at the appropriate level. Native or heritage speakers must take either the CLEP exam or present an official score received on the AP exam.

    Students with one year of background in the language are strongly encouraged to take the CLEP exam for placement at the appropriate level. Native or heritage speakers must take either the CLEP exam or present an official score received on the AP exam.

    Non-native speakers of Korean with previous exposure to the language, who intend to enroll in Korean courses at UT Arlington, may be eligible to take a placement test at the discretion of the department. Native or heritage speakers intending to major or minor in Korean must take the Korean placement test. Contact Dr. Sok Ju Kim.

    Non-native speakers of Russian with previous exposure to the language, who intend to enroll in Russian courses at UT Arlington, may be eligible to take a placement test at the discretion of the department. Native or heritage speakers intending to major or minor in Russian must take the Russian placement test. Contact Dr. Lonny Harrison.

    Students with one year of background in the language are strongly encouraged to take the CLEP exam for placement at the appropriate level. Native or heritage speakers must take either the CLEP exam or present an official score received on the AP exam.



Language proficiency testing

Individuals seeking to assess their language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing, should seek testing through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

The department offers language proficiency assessments by qualified individuals in several languages. These are not official ACTFL tests but may serve as assessments for a variety of institutional needs (e.g. applications for foreign study). Specific fee depends on type and number of assessments requested. Contact Dr. Sonia Kania for more information.