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Proficiency Testing

  • Demonstrate language competency
  • Many languages to choose from
  • May apply toward college language placement

Measure your proficiency of a foreign language through the language testing services offered at the NYU School of Professional Studies. The test is offered in more than 50 languages and can be used by universities to grant academic credit or to grant you advanced placement in your language of study. The test also may be used for those who require it for professional purposes, such as teachers who need certification or verification of language proficiency; law enforcement officials who seek career advancement; or individuals who wish to establish linguistic competence for business objectives, such as a promotion or job placement. Please click on the language exam you wish to take. Some languages will only be offered online as we transition to a more convenient, revamped, remote-proctored platform. Soon all languages will be offered exclusively online. Results for online exams are issued within two to three weeks of the testing date. Feel free to email us at sps.flpe@nyu.edu with any questions or concerns.

4-Point Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point exam for any language and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Afrikaans 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Afrikaans. Demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate one 150-word...

2021 Fall
1 section

Afrikaans 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Afrikaans is the same as the 12-point exam except that students are required to write an additional 350-word essay on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Albanian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Albanian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Albanian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Albanian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Arabic 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Arabic 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Arabic 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Armenian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Armenian. You must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate one...

2021 Fall
1 section

Armenian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Armenian is the same as the 12-point exam but students are required to write an additional 350-word essay on a more complex...

2021 Fall
1 section

Bengali 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Bengali.

2021 Fall
1 section

Bengali 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Bengali is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Bengali 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Bengali exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Bosnian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Bosnian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Bosnian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Bosnian is the same as the 12-point exam but students are required to write an additional 350-word essay on a more complex...

2021 Fall
1 section

Bulgarian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Bulgarian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Bulgarian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Bulgarian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students...

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Simplified 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Simplified Cantonese.

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Simplified 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Simplified Cantonese is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Simplified 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Simplified Cantonese exam and wish to earn 4 additional...

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Traditional 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Traditional Cantonese.

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Traditional 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Traditional Cantonese is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Cantonese, Traditional 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Traditional Cantonese exam and wish to earn 4 additional...

2021 Fall
1 section

Croatian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Croatian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Croatian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Croatian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Czech 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Czech. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate one...

2021 Fall
1 section

Czech 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Czech is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Danish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Danish. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Danish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Danish is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Dutch 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Dutch 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Finnish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Finnish. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Finnish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Finnish is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

French 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

French 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

French 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

German 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in German. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

German 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in German is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Greek 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, listening and oral proficiency in Greek. It consists of multiple-choice questions, short answers, one essay...

2021 Fall
1 section

Greek 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Greek is the same as the 12-point exam, except that it includes advanced oral and written components. In the oral...

2021 Fall
1 section

Greek 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Greek exam and who wish to earn four additional points....

2021 Fall
1 section

Gujarati 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Gujarati.

2021 Fall
1 section

Gujarati 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Gujarati is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Gujarati 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Gujarati exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Haitian (Creole) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Haitian (Creole). Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills,...

2021 Fall
1 section

Haitian (Creole) 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Haitian (Creole) is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject....

2021 Fall
1 section

Hebrew 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Modern Hebrew.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hebrew 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Modern Hebrew is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hebrew 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Modern Hebrew exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hindi 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Hindi.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hindi 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Hindi is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hindi 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Hindi exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Hungarian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Hungarian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Hungarian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Hungarian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students...

2021 Fall
1 section

Indonesian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Indonesian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills,...

2021 Fall
1 section

Indonesian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Indonesian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students...

2021 Fall
1 section

Italian 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Italian 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Italian 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Japanese 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Japanese.

2021 Fall
1 section

Japanese 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Japanese and includes a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Japanese 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Japanese exam and who wish to earn four additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Korean 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Korean.

2021 Fall
1 section

Korean 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Korean is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Korean 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Korean exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Simplified 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Simplified Mandarin.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Simplified 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Simplified Mandarin is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Simplified 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Simplified Mandarin exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Traditional 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Traditional Mandarin.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Traditional 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Traditional Mandarin is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Mandarin, Traditional 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Traditional Mandarin exam and wish to earn 4 additional...

2021 Fall
1 section

Norwegian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Norwegian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Norwegian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Norwegian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students...

2021 Fall
1 section

Persian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Persian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Persian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Persian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Polish 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Polish.

2021 Fall
1 section

Polish 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Polish is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Polish 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Polish exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Portuguese (Brazilian) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Portuguese (Brazilian). Students must demonstrate listening comprehension...

2021 Fall
1 section

Portuguese (Brazilian) 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Portuguese (Brazilian) is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex...

2021 Fall
1 section

Russian 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Russian.

2021 Fall
1 section

Russian 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Russian is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Serbian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Serbian. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Serbian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Serbian is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Slovak 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Slovak. Test takers must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Slovak 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Slovak is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Test takers...

2021 Fall
1 section

Spanish 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Spanish.

2021 Fall
1 section

Spanish 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Spanish and includes a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Spanish 4-Point Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Spanish exam and wish to earn four additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Swahili 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Swahili. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Swahili 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Swahili is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Swedish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Swedish. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Swedish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Swedish is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Thai 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Thai. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate one...

2021 Fall
1 section

Thai 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Thai is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section

Turkish 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Turkish 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Turkish 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Ukrainian 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Ukrainian 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Ukrainian 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Urdu 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Urdu.

2021 Fall
1 section

Urdu 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses your reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Urdu and includes a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Urdu 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Urdu exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Vietnamese 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Vietnamese 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Vietnamese 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

NOTE: Online language proficiency exams are offered year-round. Once you register to take an exam, you will be able to schedule the exam on a...

2021 Fall
1 section

Yiddish 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Yiddish.

2021 Fall
1 section

Yiddish 16-Point Online Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Yiddish is the same as the 12-point exam except for the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject.

2021 Fall
1 section

Yiddish 4-Point Online Proficiency Exam

This exam is available to those who have achieved a score of at least 8 on the 12-point Yiddish exam and wish to earn 4 additional points.

2021 Fall
1 section

Yoruba 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Yoruba. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension skills, translate...

2021 Fall
1 section

Yoruba 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in Yoruba is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex subject. Students are...

2021 Fall
1 section