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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. The LLRC is located  within the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, on the 1st Floor of Humanities, Rm 1055. 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 2018 Professor Tingda (Hannah) Li  (No more applicants - Full)

Exam Location: Humanities, Room 3018 (3rd Floor)



ALL LEVELS ARE FULL for the Chinese Challenge Exam for Fall 2018

Chinese Challenge Exam for Level 1 & 2 (FULL)
100 & 200 level   exam on   Friday, October 12, 2018 from 11am to 1pm 
Chinese Challenge Exam for Level 3 (FULL)
300 level   exam on   Friday, October 19, 2018  from  11am to 2pm 


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

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

Days/Times:                             Inquiries:                                                          

Wednesday, October 10, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
Monday, October 15,  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  **Note: These are the only two dates the exam can be taken until Spring 2019 

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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