Tagalog Exemption Exam
The Tagalog Exemption Test is offered to students as an alternative means for
satisfying the Language Other Than English requirement (Category VI)
and one quarter of the International/Global Issues (Category VIII) General Education requirement.
You should take this test if you have a strong background in Tagalog and are
not interested in taking additional course work.
This test may be taken
only once. No University credit is given. There is no fee to take the test if you are a UCI student.
The examination used for
Tagalog is the Brigham Young University Foreign Language Achievement test.
It consists of 80 multiple-choice questions in
Listening and Reading Comprehension and last 90 minutes. The highest proficiency
level attainable at UCI by taking the Tagalog exam is 2A.
you are an International Studies major, this exemption exam cannot satisfy
the 2B level foreign language requirement.
FOR THE EXAM
The Tagalog Examination
Exam is designed for students who have studied the language for three or four
years in secondary school or the equivalent. However, native speakers and students
with other forms of strong preparation in Tagalog are encouraged to take this
exam. The best preparation for the exam is the gradual development of competence
in Tagalog over a period of years. No specific textbook is recommended.
The test will be administered during the academic year only. Registration, required
to take the test, will be open during the second week of each quarter. You may
register in person with your UCI photo ID card at the Academic Testing Center,
3040 Anteater Instruction and Research Building. At the time you register, you
will be given information on the date, time, and location of the test.
Results will not be available
by telephone. A paper copy of test results will be available during Finals Week
in the Academic Testing Center. Presentation of a UCI photo ID is a requirement.
Notification will be sent to each student's academic unit. However, the results
will not appear on the student's transcript.
If you need further information
on language breadth testing,
please e-mail the Academic
Testing Center at email@example.com
or call our office at
(949) 824-6207 or
contact your academic