Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

Placement Exam

Placement Exam

Oakland University has entered into an agreement with Brigham Young University to provide for online language placement testing. All students must now use this system. The tests can be taken on a home computer or at computer labs at Kresge, Dodge, 24/7, Oakland Center or at the language lab or Multimedia computer lab. Below are instructions on how to take an online placement exam.

Placement Exams: Chinese, French, German, and Spanish 

  1. Open your web browser and visit Language Placement Exam
  2. Follow the prompts on the screen to take the exam
  3. When you are done, print 2 copies of your results (you will need to show a copy of your report to your adviser in the DMLL if you have questions about your placement)

If you find any problems logging in to the Placement Exam, please send a screen capture to so that we can assess the nature of the problem.

Modern Language Placement Chart