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 CHINESE, 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 within the hours indicated

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

APRIL 2017

Monday, April 3

4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 4

2:30 PM

Wednesday, April 5

12:30 PM and 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 6

3:00 PM

Friday, April 7

10:30 AM



Wednesday, April 19

10:30 AM

Thursday, April 20

6:30 PM

Friday, April 21

12:30 PM

Monday, April 24

12:30 PM

Tuesday, April 25

2:30 PM

Wednesday, April 26

10:30 AM

Thursday, April 27

5:30 PM

Friday, April 28

3:00 PM


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

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.