Language Placement Tests

French, German & Spanish Require Online Placement Test Scores

Prerequisite placement tests are used to assess incoming student levels of language ability, to better advise them which courses to take and to assist in class level placement. The placement tests are designed to assess student proficiency in grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Placement tests ordinarily take 20 to 30 minutes. It is recommended to print your scores and keep the print for appropriate placement until you have attended your first class.

Test Login Notes:

The password is apps1 (all lower case, no spaces, the last digit is the number 1)

To avoid an error message, enter your email as: Omit the word "email." after the @

Ready? Click the test link: LLC Online Placement Test

If you place over 425, you will be asked to do Part 2, the writing sample. Part 2: Writing Sample

No Online Placement Test is required for: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese or Russian

Students may enroll directly into these beginning classes. Students must meet with the instructor for higher class placement.

Placement Credit

You may receive up to six credits for courses you surpass via the placement exam. To earn this credit, you must take and pass with a "C" or better the upper level course into which you place. For clarification on foreign language placement policies, please contact or the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Graduate Student Placement Test Notice

The LLC “placement exam” does not substitute for other “language proficiency” requirements that may apply to your M.A. program. Department expectations vary regarding how graduate students must demonstrate language proficiency. Please see your advisor or the department to clarify your specific degree requirements.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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