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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.

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Afrikaans 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Albanian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Arabic 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in modern standard Arabic. Students must demonstrate listening comprehension...

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Arabic 16-Point Proficiency Exam

The 16-point exam in modern standard Arabic is the same as the 12-point exam but with the addition of a 350-word essay on a more complex...

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Armenian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Bengali 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Bengali 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Bosnian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Bulgarian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Cantonese 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Cantonese. Students are required to answer questions about several short...

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Cantonese 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Catalan 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Catalan 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Croatian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Czech 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Danish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Dutch 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Dutch 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Finnish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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French 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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French 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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German 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Greek (Modern) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Greek (Modern) 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Gujarati 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Gujarati 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Haitian (Creole) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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....

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Hebrew 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

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

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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.

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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.

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Hindi 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Hindi 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Hungarian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Ibo 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Ibo 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Icelandic 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Icelandic 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Indonesian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Irish (Gaelic) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Irish (Gaelic) 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Italian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Italian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Japanese 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Japanese 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Korean 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Korean 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Latin 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Latin 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Lithuanian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Lithuanian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Malay 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Malay 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Mandarin 12-Point Proficiency Exam

This test assesses reading, writing, and listening proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Students are required to answer questions about several...

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Mandarin 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Norwegian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Persian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Polish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Polish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Portuguese (Brazilian) 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Punjabi 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Punjabi 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Romanian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Romanian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Russian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Russian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Serbian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Slovak 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Spanish 12-Point Online Proficiency Exam

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

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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.

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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.

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Swahili 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Swedish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Tagalog 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Tagalog 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Thai 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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Turkish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Turkish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Ukrainian 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Ukrainian 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Urdu 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Urdu 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Vietnamese 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Vietnamese 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Yiddish 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Yiddish 16-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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Yoruba 12-Point Proficiency Exam

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

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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...

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