We are dedicated to your success at UAB, and part of that dedication includes making certain you are starting your studies at the right level for you. Before you start taking language courses, you will be asked to take a placement exam in the language you want to study.

All students taking Spanish, French, German, and Chinese can take the WebCAPE Proficiency Placement Exam at the beginning (and sometimes at the end) of the semester. Students enrolling in Arabic, Italian, and Japanese will work directly with designated faculty members to ensure proper placement.

Placement Test for Spanish, French, German, and Chinese

Read the instructions for the WebCAPE Proficiency Placement Exam carefully and completely before starting the test.

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Create an account if you do not already have one.
  3. Log in with your newly created credentials.
  4. Select your language.
  5. Click on the Pre-Test Survey in the bottom right.
  6. You do not have to complete the Pre-Test Survey. You can click submit without filling in any of the fields.
  7. Click Begin Test.
  8. After the test is complete click on See Score Report.
  9. Communicate your results to your instructor.

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