Language Assessments

Language assessment exams are available in most of the languages taught at Elon. Students MUST take an assessment in the language(s) they studied in high school or at a previous college or university even if they do not plan to continue to study that language at Elon and even if they plan to start a new language at Elon. Testing occurs during specific dates throughout the academic year, but students MUST complete their assessment by October 1 of their first full year at Elon. Students who need help determining course placement in a language for which we do not yet have a placement test may contact us at

Are you ready to start the assessment? Please complete the registration form first:

Before you can begin the assessment, you must complete one of these forms for each language assessment you will be taking. When you submit the form, you will be given the link to access the assessment.

To access the registration form for French, German, Italian or Spanish, click here.

To access the registration form for Latin, click here.

To access the registration for Chinese, click here.  NOTE: The Chinese assessment is offered on campus only by appointment.

For Arabic, contact Dr. Elgamal at

For Hebrew, contact Professor Avraham-Katz at


Language Assessments Calendar

NOTE: Assessments in Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew are offered only on campus.  Contact for more information.

For incoming new students (first-years and transfers): Assessments are offered on-line for French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish in May and from mid-July to mid-August. Assessments are offered on campus during new student orientation, during the first week of classes and during the final week of September (prior to the October 1 deadline).

For continuing students and new students: Assessments are offered on campus during the first week of classes for each semester, at the beginning of the winter term, and prior to registration for the following semester.

To see the current specific dates, click here.

To make an appointment to take the language assessment, click below:
Sign-up for an appointment

Attempts to access language assessment exams outside of specified testing dates will be considered a violation of the Honor Code.