At Drew, students must demonstrate proficiency through the intermediate level in one foreign language. Competence may be demonstrated by any one of the following:

  • Successful completion of an intermediate course (currently numbered 201) at Drew;
  • A score of 680 or higher on the appropriate SAT II;
  • A score of 4 or 5 on the appropriate Advanced Placement examination;
  • Placement beyond the intermediate level on a Drew language placement examination as determined by the appropriate language department.

All incoming students, before registering for the Fall semester should take a placement test for each language they have studied in high school, whether or not they plan to continue it at Drew. Do not take a placement test if you have never studied the language. The language departments recommend that students who are continuing with a language they started in high school, do so in the first year, and that all students, even those beginning a new language, begin to work on the requirement within the first two years. If you will fill your language requirement with a language you begin at Drew, you will need to complete three semesters of the language.

Below are links to on-line placement tests and the names and contact information for the faculty to contact for placement in the other languages.

On-Line Language Placement Tests:

French: Prof. Marie-Pascale Pieretti mpierett@drew.edu
Take the French placement exam at: http://webcape.byuhtrsc.org/?acct=drew.
Your password is rangers1; Select a language from the list and take the test!

German: Prof. Joshua Kavaloski jkavalos@drew.edu
Take the German placement exam
Your password is rangers1; Select a language from the list and take the test!

Italian: Prof. Emanuele Occhipinti eocchipi@drew.edu
Take the Italian placement test
You may need to indicate ‘yes’ to enroll in order to begin the test.

Latin: Prof. John Muccigrosso jmuccigr@drew.edu
Take the Latin placement test
You may need to indicate ‘yes’ to enroll in order to begin the test.

Spanish: Prof. Monica Cantero mcantero@drew.edu
Take the Spanish placement test
You may need to indicate ‘yes’ to enroll in order to begin the test.
Heritage speakers of Spanish should consult Prof. Elise DuBord edubord@drew.edu with questions about their results.

Contact the Faculty or Office  Listed Below for Placement in the Following Languages:

Arabic: Prof. Mona Zaki mzaki@drew.edu
Chinese: Prof. Bai Di dbai@drew.edu
Greek: Prof. John Lenz jlenz@drew.edu
Hebrew: Prof. Dawn Arussy darussy@drew.edu
Russian: Prof. Carol Ueland cueland@drew.edu