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The Foreign Language Challenge Exam                   (Last updated: 3/14/18)     

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, (1055 Humanities within CSCL {1st Floor}, 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 - Spring 2018 with Professor Tingda (Hannah) Li 

Exam Location: Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, S110


100 & 200 level exam on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm -------Exam Completed.

Wednesday, March 7,  11:00 am - 2:00 pm--------------------------------------Exam Completed.

300 level exam on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm----------------Exam Completed.


Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Tamil - Spring 2018 with Professor K. Sridhar

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

Days/Times:                            Inquiries:                                                         

Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ---------------------------------------Exam Completed.
Wednesday, March 7,  11:00 am - 2:00 pm---------------------------------Exam Completed.
 **Note: These are the only two dates the exam can be taken until Fall 2018 

Filipino - Spring 2018 with Professor Nerissa Balce

Exam Location: HUM 1115

March 6, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Tuesday) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Exam Completed.

Korean - Fall 2018 with Professor Heejeong Sohn

Exam Location: Center for Korean Studies, Melville Library, N5520


Tuesday, October 23rd, 1-2PM -----------------------------------(Deadline to apply: Friday, October 19th, 4PM)
Thursday, November 8th, 11AM-12PM -------------------------(Deadline to apply: Tuesday, November 6th, 4PM)

 For more information or to schedule your Challenge Exam, please email or



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