Language Proficiency

Permission numbers generated by the links below will be issued ONLY for continuing Pitt students. Freshmen will have their permissions issued by advisors in the Advisor Center during the summer term.

Students, assisted by advisers and placement testing, can determine their appropriate language level course as they enter the HLL department.

To begin, schedule an advising appointment before or in conjunction with your placement testing. All appointments take place on the 13th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

Schedule a placement test  (up to 4 months in advance).

For questions regarding Placement Test during Fall 2016, please contact Dolores Lima, dlima@pitt.edu

Advisory Team

 

Spanish Advising

Tania Pérez Cano, Undergraduate advisor

1309-D Cathedral of Learning
tpcano@pitt.edu

 

Arne Romanowski, Spanish Undergraduate Advisor
1300   Cathedral of Learning

romanowski@pitt.edu

 

Spanish Language Program

Dolores Lima, Spanish Language Coordinator

1317-C Cathedral of Learning

dlima@pitt.edu

 

Portuguese Language Program

Ana Paula Carvalho, Portuguese Language Coordinator and Adviser
412-624-3747
1317-D Cathedral of Learning
apcst11@pitt.edu

Prof. Bobby Chamberlain
Advising Office: CL 1309-H
Tel: 412-624-3991
chambln@pitt.edu

 

GUIDELINES FOR SPANISH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT

 

Students with no Spanish language experience:

If you have not taken Spanish in high school, are not a heritage speaker, nor have been exposed to the language, you will enroll in Spanish 0001. You do NOT need to take a placement test or request a permission number.

 

Students who have taken 2 (two) or less years of Spanish in high school have two options: 

A: If you want to take a Spanish course within one academic year since you took your last Spanish class (in other words, if you want to enroll in the Fall or the Spring immediately after you took a Spanish class in High School), you will enroll in Spanish 0015. You do NOT need to take a placement test or request a permission number.

B: To take a Spanish course after one academic year has passed since you took your last Spanish class in High School, you will enroll in Spanish 0001. You do NOT need to take a placement test or request a permission number.

 

Students who have taken 3 (three) or 4 (four) years of Spanish in high school, and have had no additional experience with the language have two options:

A: If you want to take a Spanish course within one academic year of your high school graduation (in other words, if you want to enroll in the Fall or the Spring immediately after you took your last Spanish class), you will enroll in Spanish 0003. You do NOT need to take a placement test or request a permission number.

B: If you want to take a Spanish course after one academic year has passed since you took your last Spanish class, you will enroll in Spanish 0015. You do NOT need to take a placement test or request a permission number.

 

SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM

You must take both components of the Spanish placement test if 

  • You are a heritage speaker
  • You are a transfer student
  • You have taken an Spanish AP test and your score is either pending or you have received a score of 4 or 5
  • You have taken 4 (years) of Spanish and have additional experience with the language (studying or living abroad in a Spanish speaking country).

 

Placement Exam Components

  • Online, written component - Take any time BEFORE the oral interview and write down your score. Schedule a placement test. Password: panthers1 (ends with the digit one)
  • Oral interview component - Schedule an oral interview  (no password required). If you took a Spanish AP exam and your score is pending or you scored 4 or 5, please let the Spanish Advisor know at the time of the oral portion of the Spanish Placement Test.

Please take the written component part of the test before your scheduled registration appointment with your adviser.

 

PERMISSION NUMBERS

In order to enroll in Spanish 0004, Spanish 0020, Spanish 0025 and any other Spanish upper level course, you need to request a permission number. Please complete your request here: https://goo.gl/forms/x3DeGuZJb6yd39rn1