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Persian Placement Test
1. How can I enroll in a Persian course?
If you are interested in enrolling in Persian 1A:
No placement test is required. You may enroll directly through WebReg if space permits. Please visit the Schedule of Classes to view course offerings and seat availability.
If you are interested in enrolling in a level above 1A:
You must take the Persian Placement Test to receive course placement and enrollment authorization. See below for more information on the test.
2. What is the purpose of the Persian Placement Test?
The Persian Placement Test is designed to assess your proficiency in Persian. It assesses your readiness for Persian courses at UCI. You will be placed into one of the following courses:
Persian 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B or 2C.
3. Who needs to take courses in Persian?
Language learning is an integral part of a university education and learning another language is a worthwhile endeavor for any student, whether that language is one’s heritage language or a completely new language. The acquisition of a second or even third language increases one’s global literacy and helps to foster a greater appreciation of diversity. In our rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world, students with language skills in more than one language will be able to engage their world in more meaningful and productive ways.
Successful completion of lower-division course work (or the equivalent) in Persian through the 2C level may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement in the School of Humanities. Completion of Persian course work through the 1C level may also be used to satisfy UCI’s Language Other Than English (Category VI General Education Requirement Policy). Students majoring in International Studies must satisfy Language Other Than English requirements through the 2C level. Please consult your academic advisor if you have questions about these requirements.
4 . What is the format of the Persian Placement Test?
The test is 70 minutes long and includes two parts (a total of 35 questions):
- Part 1: Self-assessment questionnaire (10 minutes recommended). Part 1 is a short questionnaire that asks you about your background in the language(s) you speak or have learned.
- Part 2: Multiple choice questions (60 minutes recommended). Part 2 contains 30 multiple-choice questions designed to assess your proficiency in Persian.
5. How long are the results valid?
The results are valid for your entire academic career at UCI. You may take the Persian Placement Test only one time. Please be advised that if you take the test more often than allowed, your new results will not be reported.
- No University credit is given for taking the Persian Placement Test. There is no fee to take the test if you are a UCI student.
6. Is test registration required?
Yes. Test registration is always required. You may register by using the Register/Check Result portal on our website.
If you need further information, please contact the Academic Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (949) 824-6207 or contact your academic counseling office.
Persian Exemption Test
The Persian Exemption Test is offered to students as an alternative means for satisfying the Language Other Than English (Category VI General Education Requirement Policy) and the International/Global Issues (Category VIII General Education Requirement Policy). You should take this test if you have a strong background in Persian and are not interested in taking additional coursework.
This test is the same test as the Persian Placement Test. The highest proficiency level attainable at UCI by taking the Persian Placement/Exemption Test is 2C. Registration is available online through the Register/Check Result portal on our website.
This test may be taken only once. No University credit is given for taking the Persian Placement/Exemption Test. There is no fee to take the test if you are a UCI student. There is no fee to take the test if you are a UCI student.
Results will not appear on the student’s transcripts and notification will be sent to each student’s academic unit at the end of the quarter.
For questions regarding Persian course enrollment, please visit the Program in Global Languages & Communications website or contact email@example.com.
If you need further information on language testing, please e-mail the Academic Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (949) 824-6207 or contact your academic counseling office.