Russian/Slavic Placement Exam

The Russian/Slavics placement exam is only offered during Wildcat Welcome. Placement exams in other Slavic languages can be arranged by appointment by contacting Dr. Elisabeth Elliott.

If you already have any knowledge of Russian (either from home or school) and/or believe that your proficiency in the language may satisfy the Weinberg foreign language requirement or merits your placement in courses beyond Elementary Russian (SLAVIC 101-1), you must take the written and oral placement exams offered by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the time and place listed above.

Please note that there are no exceptions to taking the Russian placement test: If you have some knowledge of Russian and want to continue studying Russian or hope to satisfy the foreign language requirement, then you must take the Russian placement test.

The Russian Placement exam consists of fill in the blanks, multiple choice, listening, and reading comprehension, and short essay, as well as a short oral interview. The exam takes in total about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

If you have questions regarding placement in Russian or other Slavic languages, please contact Dr. Elisabeth Elliott, Slavic Language Coordinator in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, at eelliott@northwestern.edu or 847-491-8082. (E-mail is preferred.)

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