Language Placement Exam Schedule

*IMPORTANT*

Through out the academic year, NELC department offers proficiency exams for Arabic, Armenian (Western and Eastern), Hebrew and Persian. Generally, people use the exam to document proficiency with a foreign language for university or program requirement.  Please check with your institution to make sure our departmental exam is accepted.

 *If you are a UCLA student, no registration or payment is necessary.

*If you are not a registered UCLA student, the exam costs $50. Payment MUST BE MADE prior to taking the exam.  Students who bring cash or check to the examination will be turned away.  Cash will never be accepted via mail or in person.  Please make checks out to "UC Regents" and mail them to:

NELC Proficiency Exam
UCLA
361 Humanities Building
LA, CA 90095

For general questions about exams, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See below for more information about exam dates.

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ARMENIAN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

Typically, exams are offered the first Saturday of every quarter at 1PM in Humanities Building Room 365.

No pre-registration required unless you are not from UCLA

Both Eastern and Western Armenian exams available.

For more information contact Dr. Peter Cowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fall 2014: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1-3pm in Humanities 365

Winter 2015: TBA

Spring 2015: TBA


ARABIC LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

The Arabic placement exam is based on the book “Al-kitaab Fii Taa’llum Alarabiyya”. It includes listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition. It is an online exam, however, it takes place on campus. UCLA students can take the exam without registration. Bring a photo ID to the exam.

If you need to place out of the language requirement, contact Dr. Abeer Mohamed-Hamza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fall 2014: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1-3pm at the CDH lab located in 2118 Rolfe Hall.

Winter 2015: TBA

Spring 2015: TBA


HEBREW LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

Next Hebrew placement exams are given on first Wednesday of each quarter at 11:00 (exam length 1 hour), at 376C Humanities Bldg. Exams are moved if they fall on a Jewish Holiday. The exam is based on the book Ha-Yesod (found usually at UCLA Bookstore, textbook for Hebrew 1), and it includes understanding written text, answering written questions (in Hebrew), translating into English, multiple-choice questions on grammar, and a short composition. The entire exam is written only.

No need to register. Bring a photo i.d. to the exam.

Contact Dr. Yona Sabar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you need further clarification.

Fall 2014: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12-1pm in Humanities 365

Winter 2015: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 1:30pm-2:30pm in Humanities 365

Spring 2015: TBA


PERSIAN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM

Exam tests for exemption from beginning level Persian.

If you are interested in taking an exam to determine which level of Persian language courses to take, please contact Dr. Hagigi.

For more information contact Dr. Latifeh Hagigi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fall 2014: Monday, September 29, 2014 in 365 Humanities, 1-3pm

Winter 2015: TBA

Spring 2015: TBA