Student Resources

Language Media Center - Jones Hall 220

Hours of Operation

The Language Media Center is open during the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are in session, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Language Placement and Credit

Placement Testing Information

Placement tests are available on a walk-in basis for French, German, and Spanish.  

Please Note:  You must arrive at least one hour before the Language Media Center closes to begin any placement exam.  Results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam.  The placement test is online and multiple-choice and covers basic vocabulary, grammar, and reading knowledge.  The test takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

A student may not attempt the placement exam in any language more than twice.  In addition, a student may not take the placement exam more than once in a given week.

If you need to be assessed in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or Latin, please contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures at wll@memphis.edu.

Students may also email wll@memphis.edu to set up the placement test if they are unable to come to campus.

Credit by Examination

The department does not normally award credit by examination for languages taught in the department. 

Students with competency in languages not taught in the department may be able to take a credit by examination exam through the FLATS program run by Brigham Young University, for which our department is an approved proctor.  More information can be found at: https://flats.byu.edu/.  The department can also proctor exams offered by New York University: https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/proficiency-testing.html

The University of Memphis does offer the CLEP exam through the Testing Center.  This exam allows student the option for credit by examination in French, German, and Spanish.

More information on our Language Placement/Credit page.

Questions? Email us at wll@memphis.edu.