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Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Testing Information

  1. Proficiency Test:
  • The test is for Foreign Language Majors only
  • The fee is $50.00
  • You receive 4 credits at the 300 level (equivalent to Spanish 301)
  • Test date to be announced.
  • Coordinator for testing - Mary Christensen
    Chair/Associate Professor (French)
    Office: OM206C
    Phone: (845) 257-3483
    E-mail: christmc@newpaltz.edu
  1. Assessment Test:
  • Test is for Secondary Education Majors in Spanish and French
  • The test must be successfully completed by the semester prior to student teaching.
  • The test is administered twice a year (October and April)
    • Fall 2012 exam schedule (location TBA):
    • Grammar: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Literature: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Culture: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    • April test date to be announced.

    • Students are required to register with the Department Secretary in Old Main 206 by Friday, October 12, 2012.
  • Coordinator for testing in Spanish
    Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick
    Assistant Professor (Spanish)
    Office: OM308D
    Phone: (845) 257-3519
    E-mail: fitzpatp@newpaltz.edu
  • Coordinator for testing in French
    Dr. Mary Christensen
    Associate Professor (French)
    Office: OM206C
    Phone: (845) 257-3483
    E-mail: christmc@newpaltz.edu
  1. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI):
  • The test must be successfully completed by the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Please contact a Coordinator to be assigned a Proctor
  • Please Note:  It takes two to three weeks to get an appointment, and if you do not reach a minimum level of Advanced-Low, you must wait 90 days before rescheduling the OPI.
  • Coordinator for testing in Spanish
    Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick
    Assistant Professor (Spanish)
    Office: OM303D
    Phone: (845) 257-3519
    E-mail: fitzpatp@newpaltz.edu
  • Coordinator for testing in French
    Mercedes Rooney
    Lecturer (French)
    Office: OM308D
    E-mail: rooneym@newpaltz.edu