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The Foreign Language Challenge Exam                  (Last updated: 9/20/19)     

What is it?

Stony Brook University's Foreign Language Challenge Exam program allows students to satisfy the Skill 3 / LANG general education requirement, earn credits (in some cases), or receive the appropriate placement in a sequence of language classes. Challenge Exams can be taken in all languages taught at Stony Brook and in some other foreign languages, depending on the availability of qualified proctors. Students interested in taking a Challenge Exam should visit the  Language Learning Research Center. The LLRC is located in 2125 Humanities, on  the 2nd Floor (in the European Languages Literatures and Cultures "ELLC" Faculty Hallway). Call 631-632-6914 for more information.  To see what language courses are offered, go to  Languages at SBU

Am I eligible?

Below are the Challenge Exam Guidelines including other pertinent information:

Challenge Exam Guidelines 

 When are they offered?   (Chinese and Korean offer Group Sessions that begin promptly at the starting time.)

Chinese - Fall 2019 with Professor Tingda (Hannah) Li , and other assigned proctors.  

  BOTH LEVELS ARE FULL FOR FALL 2019. IF YOU WANT T O STOP BY THE LLRC IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SPRING 2020 TERM, YOU CAN SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT THAT TIME. THERE IS ONLY ONE FALL 2019 DATE:  Exam Date: 10/11/19

 

Location:   The   100 & 200 Level  will be held at: HARRIMAN HALL, ROOM 116; Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

 

                            The   300 Level will be held at:  Javits Lecture Hall, Room 111; TIme: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who were able to apply, are scheduled for the 10/11/19 exam date, however, the times/locations are NOT interchangeable. If the exam time for your assigned Level is missed, no other exam will be made available for you  to Challenge this term.

It is the student's responsibility to show up on the scheduled exam date and time, following-up with the LLRC for any reason, if any of the information above is unclear. 

Students may only take the exam(s) applied for, and no other students will be admitted in the exam room at that time.

Thank you. 

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Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Tamil - Fall 2019 with Professor K. Sridhar

Exam Location:  Matoo Center for India Studies, Melville Library, E-5350/ Phone: 631 632-9742

INQUIRIES:  FRANCES.KELLEY@STONYBROOK.EDU  

Days/Times:**                                                                                 
Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

                                      

  **Note: There will only be two dates that the exam can be taken until Spring 2020
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Korean - Fall 2019  with Professor Jiwon Hwang


Exam Locations
Please be aware that each testing date may require the scheduling of separate Rooms.  Please refer to the dates below and report at the correct location based on your individual sign-up date(s).  

Days/Times:

Tuesday, September 24th, 1-2PM                          Location: Frey Hall 112

(Deadline to apply: Friday, September 20th, 4PM)

Wednesday, October 30th 2:30-3:30   Location: Library N4072

(Deadline to apply: Monday, October 28th, 4PM)
 *Please note: If scheduling more than one exam/exam Level, the exams must be taken sequentially with the lowest course/Level challenged first - only 1 Level per term/semester.

For more information or to schedule your Challenge Exam, please email llrc@stonybrook.edu or mary.wilmarth@stonybrook.edu. Thank you!