Language placement

Language placement
The Department offers the Russian placement test on Thursday (written part ) and Friday (oral part) the week before the first day of classes in the fall. Students who wish to take a Russian placement test at any other time, who need a reading proficiency exam, or who have particular questions about placing into/out of Russian language courses including heritage courses, should consult Alla Smyslova.

Russian Placement Test – Fall 2017
The Russian placement test consists of two parts – written (about two hours) and oral (a 20-minute long individual interview). The written part will be offered on Thursday, August 31 at 10:00-12:00 in Ham 703.  Follow-up oral interviews will be held on Friday, September 1 in Ham 707 (the sign-up sheet for interviews will be available at the written part of the test on August 31). 
Questions? Contact Alla Smyslova,

For placement or proficiency exams in other Slavic languages, contact the following faculty members:

Czech: Prof. Chris Harwood
Polish: Prof. Christopher Caes
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian: Prof. Aleksandar Boskovic
Ukrainian: Prof. Yuri Shevchuk