Advising and Placement Exams

All LLEA majors, except Russian 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. Louis Bousquet (808) 956‑4185 Moore 485 lb2010@hawaii.edu
German Dr. Maryann Overstreet (808)956‑4172 Moore 454 overst@hawaii.edu
Russian Dr. Anastasia Kostetskaya (808) 956‑4181 Moore 457 kostets@hawaii.edu
Spanish (BA majors) Dr. Benito Quintana (808) 956‑8796 Moore 461 benitoq@hawaii.edu
Spanish (MA majors) Dr. Joy Logan (808)956‑4163 Moore 487 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
April 18 8:30 am-9:20 am Moore 151
April 19 10:30 am-11:30 am Moore 465
August 10 10:00 am – 11:00 am Moore 465

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.

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
May 2 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Moore 465
August 17 10:00 am-11:00 am Moore 465
August 22 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 465

For information regarding placement in a German course above 101, please email Anna Hawajska-Waters. (hawajska@hawaii.edu).


Spanish:                                                                FAQs about placement exam

Continuing UH system Spanish students should continue on to the next course (see Spanish Division for assistance).

Students with no prior Spanish language experience may enroll in SPAN101. 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. The test is free and takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. 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.
The placement exam grades are kept for 6 months only. After that, you need to take the exam again. Codes to enter classes are only given when the student is going to register that same semester. If you do not register the same semester that you take the placement exam, you need to request an override again when you are ready to register.
Date Time Location
November 17 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November 18 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November 21 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November 22 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November 28 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November29 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
November30 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
December 1 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
December 2 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
December 6 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153B
December 7 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 3 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 4 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 5 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 6 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 10 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January 11 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January12 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A
January13 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Moore 153A

For other registration questions contact the Spanish Division Chair, Marta González-Lloret, (956-8519, marta@hawaii.edu) or the Undergraduate Advisor, Benito Quintana (956-8796, benitoq@hawaii.edu).

 

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