Phone: 206.239.4780
 

Placements

Our offices will be close from December 22- January 1. Placements requested/completed during this period will be completed the first week of January. 

 

Have you studied the target language before? Then, you should do a placement! This will allow you to jump into a higher level course. Placements are required to take a class above level 1 (or passing the previous level).

How do I request a placement?

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, and Portuguese = Request a placement here.

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

French placement

German placement

Japanese placement

Korean placement

Russian placement

Spanish placement

How do your placements work?

French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish are tested through an online quiz. You will be tested on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You should plan to spend about 30 minutes on the test. If you have no idea on the answer, do not guess. Our tests can place beginner to intermediate. If you are above this level, please contact us.

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, and Portuguese are done through phone calls with our instructors. Please give us your availability and plan to spend about 15 minutes on the phone. You should use the target language as much as possible, but feel free to use English, if needed.

When should I do my placement?

Plan to complete/request your placement 1 week before the registration deadline. You can always do it sooner.

I have studied a similar language (ex: Portuguese, want to take Spanish), should I take a placement?

No, you should take level 1. Studying a similar language is not enough to jump a level.

I’m a heritage speaker, should I take a placement?

Typically, the best kind of program for heritage speakers is a one on one custom program. If you know how to read and write, then go ahead and take a placement.  Since we teach reading/writing skills at level 1, you would have to start here if you can’t read or write.

I use Memrise, Rosetta Stone, etc., should I take a placement?

In most cases, no; you should register for level 1. If you read the level 1 description and you already know all the content, then you can do a placement.