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Placement Exam

Foreign Language Placement Test: FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)

o Students who never took the language before should enroll in 101.

Most students will take two semesters in the same language (for all majors except Engineering and Education), some departments require their majors to take up to four semesters in the same language, students must consult with their department.

o The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers four languages to fulfill the core requirement: French, German, Spanish, and Chinese (Asian Studies).

o If students wish to continue with the same language that they studied in high school, they must take the Citadel’s Foreign Language Placement Exam (FLPE) but no matter what their score is the lowest possible level they will be placed in is 102 (second semester). Only students who are choosing a language not studied in High School will start at the 101 level.

o The score will determine the placement level (102, 201, 202, etc.) for a student's foreign language study at The Citadel. For those students who would like to begin a new language—one not previously studied—they will need to request a waiver from the Placement Test by writing to by August 1st. Students who wish to study Chinese do not need to request a waiver.

The Language Placement Test will be given online starting June 1st. Complete all placement tests by August 1st.

Tests are timed, requiring between thirty minutes and one hour. Once students successfully login to CitLearn, they select the appropriate language test. Before beginning, students must read the instructions. After completing the test, students must save the answers before submitting the test for grading.
Students should take the Placement Exam as early as possible in order to complete registration for fall semester.

Remember: Enrollment in 101 courses (except for Chinese) is restricted to students that never took the language before by the language department.

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2. Review the CitLearn Information page if technical problems occur.
3. Do your very best! It is to your advantage.

FLPE FAQs Document

How do I log in to CitLearn? Visit the CitLearn Information page.

Contact Information for Questions about the FLPE:
Dr. Sara Fernandez Medina, Associate Professor of Spanish


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