Language Tests at UF
Placement in Spanish, French, German, and Latin for students who have studied the languages before is via the SAT II test. A score from an earlier administration may be used or the student may take a special version valid only for placement here at UF. Details and upcoming dates are at Placement Testing. The tests are usually administered during registration and drop-add periods. Placement or satisfaction of the college foreign language requirements for other languages, or for native speakers, is usually done on a personal basis, by interview. The student should contact the language department to find out who is the appropriate contact for the language in question; if the language is not listed below, contact Academic Advising.
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 301 Pugh Hall
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
170 Dauer Hall
| Classics Department
125 Dauer Hall
Communications Sciences & Disorders
(College of Health and Human Performance)
African languages including Akan, Swahili, and Yoruba
|American Sign Language|
This test (Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit) is for international teaching assistants, and is administered about once a month by Academic Spoken English, which also provides classes for improving classroom performance. The test is administered in the Language Learning Center and a practice test is available. For more information and online registration, see ASE Testing.
Dialang is a European project for the development of diagnostic language tests in 14 European languages. Tests are made available on the Internet free of charge. The project is financially supported by the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture, under the SOCRATES Programme, LINGUA Action D.
If you download Dialang, you can test yourself in any of the 14 languages, checking skills such as reading, listening, vocabularly, grammar, and writing. As you complete each section, your score is retrieved from the internet!