pdf Language Testing for Students

Rutgers New Brunswick World Language Testing: 2023-2024

Note: Testing information below applies only for Rutgers – New Brunswick.

Incoming first-year students enrolled in these programs are required to complete language testing:

A) SAS, B) the Honors Program – through SAS or RBS, or C) Honors College –through SAS or RBS.

Tests should only be taken for languages with which you have experience. Taking the test fulfills the testing requirement but does not necessarily obligate you to continue studying that language. Students planning to start studying a new world language at Rutgers should NOT take the test in the new language. If you are in one of the above-named programs, you still need to fulfill the world language testing requirement and should test in a language with which you have experience.

Italian Placement Test

Italian Placement Test Information (Rutgers - New Brunswick)

Q: Am I eligible to take this test?
A: When reading through eligibility criteria, keep the following definition in mind:
"Definition of heritage and/or Native speaker: "A native or heritage speaker of Italian is a person who has been exposed to Italian from 0-5 years old and in whose household Italian was spoken."

If you are eligible to take the placement test... (please continue)

  • You are not a heritage speaker of Italian AND you have taken 2 years or more of Italian in High School
  • You are a heritage speaker of Italian AND you have not taken any courses nor transferred credits
  • You are a native speaker of Italian

If you are not eligible to take the placement test... (please stop)

  • You have NOT taken any course in Italian and you are not a heritage nor a native speaker
  • You took courses in Italian at the college level AND you have transferred credits to Rutgers

Elements of the Placement Exam Include:

30 questions - Listening Comprehension
20 questions - Grammar
20 questions - Reading Comprehension

Please direct any questions to:

Carmela Scala, Director of the Italian Language Program
Address: 15 Seminary Place, Room 5110
Tel. 848-932-5127
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