Language Placement

Please follow this table to determine what you need to do to either enroll in a 1A-level language class or begin with or continue to a course above the 1A level in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Vietnamese. Questions about placement? Call the HLLP at 949-824-3961 9:00am-1:00pm, or email us at hllp@uci.edu.

Students Action to be taken In order to
… seeking to enroll in 1A who have no knowledge of or background in the language… ...complete the Language Background Questionnaire for your language, then obtain an authorization to… …activate eligibility to enroll in 1A.
…with no previous coursework in the language but with any amount of heritage background (this means you grew up hearing or using the language in some way)… ...complete the Language Background Questionnaire and then take the Placement Test… …enroll in the appropriate course as indicated in the Placement Test. (NOTE: Follow-up oral assessment may be required by the instructor)
…who have had any previous instruction at the primary or secondary school level (including weekend schools)… ...complete the Language Background Questionnaire and then take the Placement Test… …enroll in the appropriate course as indicated in the Placement Test. (NOTE: Follow-up oral assessment may be required by the instructor)
…who have had previous college-level coursework in the language at another institution … ...complete the Language Background Questionnaire and then complete a Course Authorization Form. (NOTE: You may also take the Placement Test to assist you with proper placement, but you may not go to a class at or below the level for which you have already received credit) …receive authorization to enroll in the next course. (NOTE: Follow-up oral assessment may be required by the instructor)
…currently enrolled in any 1A through 2B class at UCI… …receive a “C” or better… …enroll in the next course in the series without taking a placement test.