Introduction

Welcome to the Italian Language Placement Test, administered by the Stanford Language Center.

Please read the following instructions carefully.

This Italian placement test is advisory to you and to you professors. We want to recommend a course for you which is appropriate for your level of Italian. We want to make sure that you make wise use of your time at Stanford. You shouldn't take a course which is too elementary for you --that is, one in which you already know the material. You also shouldn't take a course that is too advanced--this leads to frustration and to the complications of switching sections or to dropping out and starting over.

While taking this test, remember that you are now a Stanford student and subject to the Stanford Honor Code. It is very important that you do your best on this exam AND that you do not receive any help with it. In order to make good judgements about YOUR placement, we need good information about YOUR Italian knowledge.

The results of your exam will be known to you and to members of the Language Center who direct placement testing. They will not be reported to all members of the department, to the registrar, or recorded on your transcript.

Remember this is a placement test. It is not graded in the traditional sense, but used to match you to an appropriate level of Italian.

NOTE: The placement test now includes listening comprehension sections. These sections utilizes Macromedia Flash to present an audio file. If you have difficulties getting the file to play please contact Technical Support at the email address below or at the following toll-free number - 1/888-729-5800. Note: Keep in mind that the audio files may take a short time to download so it may be a matter of the file merely being complete prior to it playing.


Stanford University Language Center
rshields@stanford.edu