Language Placement

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Every semester, the Slavic department offers language placement in BCS, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. 

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The language placement examination is diagnostic and does not require preparation or registration. It is a 2-hour written exam that covers the first and second year of language instruction (equivalent of 101,102, 201, 202), testing grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students who place "beyond the 4th semester" of the language fulfill their college foreign language requirement. Students who are interested in majoring/minoring in Slavic languages or taking higher level courses should contact the Department's Language Program Coordinator, Dr. Roman Ivashkiv.

The Slavic department no longer offers retroactive credit for language courses.

The Slavic department does not currently offer courses in Belorussian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Romanian, and does not offer the placement exams for these languages. Please contact the International Studies Building (333-6104) to learn whether these languages are possibly available elsewhere on campus or at the University of Illinois campuses. 

For any questions regarding language placement, please contact the Department's Language Program Coordinator, Dr. Roman Ivashkiv.