Students taking Spanish, French, and ESOL at St. Lawrence University will be asked to take the online Assessment/Placement exam at the beginning of the semester and at the end of it in order to decide the correct level that they need to enroll in and to assess their improvement.
French & Spanish:
There is no time limit, usually the exam takes around half an hour or less to complete and all questions are multiple-choice. Your results will be issued immediately.
You will receive one point for each question you answer correctly, and there is no penalty for incorrect answers. No books or other outside assistance are allowed - the work should be entirely your own.
We have the following tests available:
French Assessment/Placement Exam:
It has 37 questions, this test involves the following parts:
Reading Comprehension (3 texts)
If you score between:
0 and 13: You should register in Elementary French (101 or 102)
14 and 28: You should register in Intermediate French (103 or 104)
29 and above: You should register in Advanced French(201 or 202)
Spanish Assessment/Placement Exam:
It has 35 questions, this test involves the following parts:
0 and 13: You should register in Elementary Spanish (101 or 102)
14 and 28: You should register in Intermediate Spanish (103 or 104)
29 and above: You should register in Advanced Spanish (201 or 202)
ESOL Assessment Exam
It has three sections that involve the following parts:
- Watch a lecture
- Read an article
- Write an essay
- 13/20 on the scoring rubric – You can be released from ESOL 201 and 202
- Below 13 on the scoring rubric – You should self-place into either ESOL 201 or 202 and should consult Robin Rhodes-Crowell for assistance
To take the exam, you can self-enroll in the course using this URL: https://stlawu.instructure.com/enroll/8H4JDB, and if you are having any problems contact Gisele El Khoury, Director of the Language Resource Center.