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.