Fast Track to Language Proficiency

For students with prior knowledge of a language, we suggest the FAST TRACK to language proficiency. With the Fast Track, students may finish the language requirement more quickly, be exempt from foreign language, and/or enter more quickly into language minors and majors.

The Fast Track placement exam for FRENCH, ITALIAN and SPANISH is administered by the Modern Languages Media Center (Building 2S, Room 114) and it consists of a computerized multiple choice exam.  The tests run on a walk-in basis during the dates/times listed below. Spots are limited to 30 students per session.  Exams start punctually at the time indicated.

Students must bring a CSI photo ID or be aware of the Empl ID Number.  Photo ID are issued by the Office of Public Safety or Parking Services.

PLEASE NOTE: When the time indicates 'walk-in', student can begin the placement test at any time during the hours indicated. 


Monday, November 3

6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 4

2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 5

12:30 PM

Thursday, November 6

4:30 PM

Friday, November 7

10:00 AM

Monday, November 10

6:30 PM

Wednesday, November 12

4:30 PM

Thursday, November 13

2:30 PM

Friday, November 14

3:00 PM

Monday, November 17

1:30 PM

Tuesday, November 18

2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 19

10:30 AM

Thursday, November 20

5:30 PM

Friday, November 21

12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 25

2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 26

10:30 AM and 5:30 PM


From Tuesday, December 16 through Thursday, December 18th

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM WALK-IN  

Friday, December 19th

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WALK-IN

Monday, December 22nd

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM WALK-IN

Tuesday, December 23rd

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM WALK-IN

Friday, December 26

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WALK-IN

Monday, December 29

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  WALK-IN  

Tuesday, December 30

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM WALK-IN  


From January 5th to February 3rd  

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM WALK-IN

JANUARY 23RD 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ONLY



Students interested in registering for Arabic should contact Professor Hager Abouelkhair at


Students interested in taking a placement exam for American Sign Language should contact Professor Russell Rosen at


Students interested in taking a placement exam for Mandarin Chinese should contact Professor Ping Shi at

OTHER LANGUAGES: Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency at the 213-level in a language for which CSI does not administer the proficiency exam should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures or the Modern Languages Media Center to receive information regarding taking the placement test somewhere else.

Students possessing a foreign high school degree from a non-English speaking country will receive an automatic exemption from the foreign language requirement.