Language Placement Test


The Language Placement test is used to determine what course level students should register for at UNC Charlotte in FrenchGerman, or Spanish. Accurate initial placement is a key factor in successfully learning a language.

The Language Placement test might also be taken by students who are seeking to meet foreign language requirements for their major (other than a language major). For more information on that please see here.

Students may not take the official placement exam proctored in the Language Resource Center more than twice. There is no placement test for English. Students who are proficient in a language that is NOT French, German or Spanish may find a tester in their language and fill out the form, PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION FOR LANGUAGES NOT TESTED AT UNC CHARLOTTE.

For more information, see Requirements and Policies.


The Language Placement Test does NOT count for credit hours; it simply places you to the appropriate level course for your understanding of a given language. If you are an expert in a Spanish, French or German already and wish to receive CREDIT HOURS for this knowledge which would count towards your degree, please learn about how to take the CLEP exam. The CLEP exam is not hosted by UNC Charlotte. For information about this test click here.

If you still wish to take the Language Placement Test continue reading:

Which Languages?

Placement Tests are only offered in French, German, and Spanish.


The Language Placement test is administered in the Language Resource Center on the 4th floor of the College of Education Building (COED434) on one of the days/times below.


Test logistics

What to bring

Credit or Debit Card (Mastercard/Visa only) and UNC Charlotte ID.


$10.00 (No cash is accepted).


The duration of the test ranges from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.

Do I need to register ahead of time?

No pre-registration is required. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Once the test begins, late arrivals will have to wait until another time.




5th, Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

13th, Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

26th, Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm


12th, Thursday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

24th, Tuesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm  TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE


8th, Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm


5th, Friday, 9:45am – 10:15am

8th, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

10th, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

12th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

15th, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

17th, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

19th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

22nd, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

24th, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

26th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm


6th, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

8th, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

10th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

13th, Monday, 9:45am- 10:15am

15th, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

17th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

20th, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

22nd, Wednesday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

24th, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30p


17th, Monday, 9:45am – 10:15am

18th, Tuesday, 9:45am – 10:15am

21st, Friday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Test Results

Placement test results are available to students immediately upon finishing the exam. The score, together with the course you placed out of will be displayed on the screen. Test scores are processed into Banner and then will show up on students DegreeWorks accounts within 24 hours. If you have questions about your placement, please consult with a language academic advisor.

The resulting score of your placement test in (French, German or Spanish) indicates whether you should enroll in an Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced level course Some students may be at a very advanced level already, the test only determines the precise level for the first two years. Therefore, students whose placement test score is higher than a 3201 level course will be advised to meet with the academic language advisor [hyperlink to page with the info for all language academic advisors] for the language in question to discuss what course would be most appropriate beyond the advanced language courses.

Still Have Questions?

For further questions regarding what test you should take, please get in contact a language academic advisor for the language that interests you.

If there is not an advisor for the language you are looking for, please visit the main office of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, located in COED 439, or contact the following:

Bridget Stipicevic @ or Julia Geaney-Moore @
COED 439
Phone: 704-687-8754