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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Italian Placement Exam

Italian Online Placement Exam by Susan Briziarelli and Santiago Rubio-Fernaz
© College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of San Diego

The Italian language placement exam was developed by the Department of Languages and Literatures at USD. It is designed to help determine which course you should take, based on your ability and language background.

First you will be asked to fill out a language survey as completely as possible. This information will be used to make your placement more accurate. When you have completed the survey click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. A new screen will appear showing a confirmation that your survey answers have been sent. Look for a link to the placement exam at the bottom of the page; click it and, once the new form has been downloaded to your computer, you can start the exam.

The exam is multiple-choice and has 36 questions of different ability levels. Answer all the questions making thoughtful guesses when necessary. When you have completed the exam click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. The exam will be automatically mailed to the appropriate person for evaluation.

If you experience any problems or technical difficulties while trying to take the exam, please report them as soon as possible to the Director of Placement.

Personal Information

First Name

Last Name

USD ID number

Email address

University Information

What is your current registration status at the University of San Diego?

Current Student: Class Other Major
High School Applicant: School Place
Transfer Student: School Place

What is your purpose in taking Italian classes at the University of San Diego?

Italian Language Experience

What is your experience studying Italian in school?

Junior High Years School
Senior High Years School
College Years School
Other

Report your score if you have taken any of the following exams:

AP Italian Language Score
AP Italian Literature Score
IB Subsidiary Level
IB High Level
CLEP

What is your most recent Italian class?

Year     Level     Grade

What Italian tenses have you studied?

Present
Past
Future
Subjunctive

How much was Italian spoken in the classroom?

By teacher     By you

Which of these language activities have you done?

Practice dialogs
Oral reports
Written reports
Listening-comprehension exercises
Computer drills
Community service

Have you learned Italian other than in school?

Other Language Experience

What is your native language?

What other languages have you studied in school?

What other languages have you learned other than in school?  

By taking the following exam, I declare that:

  • I will perform to the best of my ability.
  • I will not make use of any resources other than my own knowledge.
  • I will accurately report my language background.