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 timed 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.

During WALK-IN hours, exams can be started at any time withing the hours indicated

Students must bring a CSI photo ID or be aware of their Empl ID Number.  


Monday, November 2

10:30 AM

Tuesday, November 3

2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 4

4:30 PM

Thursday, November 5

6:30 PM

Friday, November 6

12:30 PM

Wednesday, November 11

6:30 PM

Thursday, November 12

2:30 PM

Friday, November 13

10:30 AM

Monday, November 16

6:30 PM

Wednesday, November 18

11:30 PM

Thursday, November 19

12:30 PM

Friday, November 20

2:30 PM

Monday, November 23

10:30 AM

Tuesday, November 24

2:30 PM

Wednesday, November 25

1:30 PM

Monday, November 30

12:30 PM


Tuesday, December 15

2:30 PM

Wednesday, December 16

6:30 PM

Thursday, December 17

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM WALK-IN*

Friday, December 18

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM WALK-IN*

Monday, December 21

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

Tuesday, December 22

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

Wednesday, December 23

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


January 4 - 7

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

January 19 -  February 5

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


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 Chao Li at


Please contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures at 718-982-3700 or stop by in 2S-109.

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 to receive information at 718-982-3700.

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