Foreign Language Placement, Assessment AND ALTERNATIVE CREDIT

CURRENT STUDENTS

New students

The foreign language placement assessment is available to all admitted Kent State Students through the ALEKS & Placement Assessments section within Student / Resources in FlashLine.

Newly admitted students majoring in programs with a foreign language requirement or who plan to study foreign language should complete the foreign language placement questionnaire prior to their initial advising appointment even if they have not studied a foreign language before. Returning students who have not taken a language placement test but who wish to study a foreign language should also complete the placement questionnaire. Once the questionnaire is submitted, students will then be directed to an online foreign language placement test (WebCAPE - French, German, Russian, or Spanish) or to appropriate faculty or staff for additional placement and advising  information for languages for which there is no online placement exam.

Placement results are advisory. All students should consult with an academic advisor or MCLS faculty prior to self-enrolling in their first language course at Kent State University. Questions about the placement questionnaire, placement tests and special approvals to register for language courses should be directed to Modern and Classical Language Studies at mcls@kent.edu or 330-672-2150.

WebCAPE Placement Cutoff Scores and Recommendations (French, German and Spanish)

 

Score

Placement

French


000-159
160-239
240-289
290-399
400 or higher


FR 13201 Elementary French I
FR 13202 Elementary French II
FR 23201 Intermediate French I
FR 23202 Intermediate French II
Consult with a French faculty advisor.

German


000-229
230-319
320-369
370-499
500 or higher


GER 11201 Elementary German I
GER 11202 Elementary German II
GER 21201 Intermediate German I
GER 21202 Intermediate German II
Consult with a German faculty advisor.

Spanish


000-159
160-219
220-269
270-399
400 or higher


SPAN 18201 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 18202 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 28201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 28202 Intermediate Spanish II
Consult with a Spanish faculty advisor.

WebCAPE Placement Cutoff Scores and Recommendations for Russian: Please consult with a Russian faculty advisor.

If you think your placement score or the recommended course level are incorrect, contact Modern and Classical Language Studies (330-672-2150) and meet with a language faculty advisor for correct placement.

 

American Sign Language Testing

ASL Testing is available as follows:

Kent Campus

Stark Campus

Contact Prof. Steve Vickery (svickery@kent.edu) for dates and times.

Contact Prof. Jennifer Hall (jhall6@kent.edu) for dates and times.

Consult the ASL Resources Page for more information.