At the University of Montevallo, you will have the opportunity to take a foreign
language placement exam, which is designed to place you into the appropriate
level of language if you have previous knowledge of the language or took it in
high school or in another institution. There are many benefits to taking a
placement exam. Should you pass into an intermediate level of language, you may
be able to finish your language requirement sooner. In addition, if you pass
into a higher level, you may choose to major or minor in the language, thus
allowing yourself the opportunity to get into the upper-level courses sooner
than if you had started in the beginner classes. Selecting to major or minor in
a language will provide you another skill in your life that may be advantageous
to your career plan: International Business, Teaching, Interpreting,
Translating, Missions... the possibilities are endless.
For those of you who have taken
French or Spanish in high school and if you plan to enroll in a language course
this semester, we invite you to take the foreign language placement exam
sponsored by the Department of English and Foreign Languages.
For incoming students, this
exam will be available during your pre-registration day on campus every summer.
The Admissions Office will notify students with the time and location of the
The exam should take no longer
than 45 minutes to complete, which will allow you plenty of time to attend other
If you meet the following
- you have taken some foreign language classes in high school, or in another
- you plan to enroll in a foreign language class in fall semester, and
- you would like to take the foreign language placement exam during
Please email Brenda Owens or
call her between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm at (205) 665-6410. Please indicate
which day you will be on campus for Pre-Registration and for which language you
will be taking the placement exam. If you have further questions, please
contact Dr. Stacey Ayotte (for French) or
Vázquez (for Spanish). Upon receiving your email or
phone inquiry, we will register you to take the placement exam. We look forward
to seeing you in summer time. Should you have any questions regarding this matter,
please feel free to contact us via email or phone.
For current UM students, this exam is available for you at any time during
the semester. Please contact any foreign language professor to schedule a
time for the exam.