Advising and Placement Exams

All LLEA majors MUST consult the advisors listed below for mandatory advising prior to registration. A “hold” will be placed on your registration. After you have spoken to your advisor, your hold will be removed.

If you need further information regarding our courses, please contact the following advisors:

Division Advisor Phone No. Office E-mail
Address
Classics (Greek/Latin) Dr. Daniel Harris-McCoy (808) 956‑4183 Moore 459 harrismc@hawaii.edu
French (French/Italian)(BA majors) Jacob Huss (808) 956‑4175 Moore 490 jacob@hawaii.edu
French (1st/2nd year Coordinator) Joan Debrah (808) 956‑4179 Moore 494 joand@hawaii.edu
French (MA majors) Dr. Nathalie Segeral  (808) 956-4186 Moore 456 nsegeral@hawaii.edu
German Dr. Maryann Overstreet (808) 956‑4172 Moore 454 overst@hawaii.edu
Russian Dr. Anastasia Kostetskaya (808) 956‑4181 Moore 457 kostetsk@hawaii.edu
Spanish (BA majors) Dr. Eric Thau (808) 956‑4440 Moore 430 thau@hawaii.edu
Spanish (MA majors) Dr. Joy Logan (808) 956‑4163 Moore 488 logan@hawaii.edu

French Placement Exam:

Continuing UH system French students may continue on to the next course.

Students with no prior French language experience should enroll in FR 101.

If you have prior French language experience (i.e., high school instruction, residence in a French speaking country, live with native speakers, etc.), you are encouraged to take the placement exam, except those students with college credit for French classes.

Registration is not required; test is given on a walk-in basis as space permits. Please arrive on time. 

Date Time Location
November 1 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm Moore 151
November 2 9:00 am – 10:00 am Moore 465
January 4 10:00 am – 11:00 am Moore 151

For more information or if you are not able to attend the placement exam at the times noted, contact Jacob Huss (jacob@hawaii.edu).


German Placement Exam:

Students with no prior German language experience should enroll in GER 101, and may do so without consent.

Non-native speakers of German with previous experience (high school or college) who need assistance with placement in a course above GER 101 may take the placement exam. Please arrive on time. If, on the first day of class, your language proficiency level is higher than the 101 level, you will be placed in a higher level course.  Students who place at the 102 level or higher fulfill the language requirement faster and also may be eligible to receive free back credits (for more information, visit http://www.hawaii.edu.gened/HSL

Native and near-native speakers of German do not need to take the placement exam and may enroll in the following courses for credit: GER 312, GER 313, GER 320, GER 361, GER 371, any 400-level GER courses, and any of our LLEA courses, including LLEA 320, LLEA 340, LLEA 342 and LLEA 416. The remaining GER courses are designed for non-native speakers and will not be open to native- and near-native speakers. To obtain an override code in order to register for a GER course, please contact the instructor of the course.

Registration is not required; test is given on a walk-in basis as space permits. Please arrive on time. The test takes approximately 30 minutes.  Results are given upon completion of the test.

Date Time Location
November 6 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 465
November 17 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 465
January 8 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 465

For information regarding placement in a German course above 101, please email Katinka Hammerich (katinka@hawaii.edu).


Spanish: FAQs about placement exam

Continuing UH system Spanish students should proceed to the next higher course in the sequence (101, 102, 201, 202). See Spanish Division undergraduate chair for assistance. The UH Mānoa placement exam is only for students beginning Spanish coursework at UH Mānoa.

Students with no prior Spanish language experience may enroll in SPAN 101. Students with prior Spanish language experience (i.e., high school instruction, contact with native speakers, etc.), must take the placement exam (see schedule below). For information on receiving back credits visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/gened/HSL/Guidelines2010.pdf

Placement exam: First come, first served. No reservations. Photo ID required. Please arrive on time. The test is free. Results are given upon completion of the test.

The placement exam is a diagnostic tool. It does not satisfy or waive UH Mānoa Hawaiian/Second Language (H/SL) requirements. It is in the student’s best interest to do well on the placement exam and possibly reduce the number of courses needed to satisfy UHM H/SL. Guidance will be given after completion of the placement exam.

If you do not register the same semester that you take the placement exam, you need to request an authorization again when you are ready to register. Placement exam results are only valid for one term.

Date Time Location
November 8 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 9 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 13 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 14 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 15 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
November 17 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
November 27 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
November 28 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
November 29 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153B
January 3 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 4 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 5 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 9 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 10 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 11 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 12 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A
January 17 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Moore 153A

For other registration questions contact the Spanish Division Chair, Benito Quintana, (956-8796, benitoq@hawaii.edu) or the Undergraduate Advisor, Eric Thau (956-4440, thau@hawaii.edu).

 

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