Spanish & French Language Test

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Spanish & French Language Tests for HCC Course Placement

The placement test is used to determine a student's proficiency level in Spanish or French and is only for course placement—no college credit will be given as a result of this exam. ** The results from this test do not constitute completion of any second language or humanities requirement. **College credit can be awarded by taking a CLEP exam for a fee (see CLEP information tab)

Who has to take the exam?

  • Any student who has not taken a college-level Spanish or French course is required to take the Placement test.

How can I prepare for the exam?    

  • There are no special topics to study before the test; the test is designed to diagnose your current knowledge of the language.

How will I know my course placement?

  • Test scores are available immediately upon completion of the exam. After completing the test, you will be given a document which certifies that you have taken the test and have been placed in a specific course.

How do I schedule an exam?

  • The test is offered each semester by appointment only.  Students interested in registering for a Spanish course must contact Prof. Jamilet Ortiz at or (203)332-5141 for testing dates and times. Those interested in French must contact Prof. Driss Mellouk at or (203)332-5974 for testing dates and times. When leaving a message, please be sure to provide your Banner ID and contact information. For additional information, contact either professors or stop by their office BH 215b.

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