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SLU 101 Language Skills Online Assessment

An online skills assessment is mandatory for all students planning to continue in a language they have previously studied.

The foreign language skills assessment is an online computer proficiency assessment.  The assessment is available in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish*. You may take the test in more than one language and up to two times per language. Your most recent score will be the one used by your Academic Advisor when suggesting course recommendations. You must complete this assessment 1 week prior to attending SLU 101.

Keep in mind that the computer assessment does not fully measure your actual competency. The final placement recommendation may be higher or lower than the score obtained on the computer results.

To take the online assessment, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Choose a Skills Assessment Link from the following options:

    Chinese Skills Assessment

    French Skills Assessment

    German Skills Assessment

    Spanish Skills Assessment
  2. Enter your personal information and SLU e-mail address
  3. The password to begin the test is sluspeaks
  4. Select "Not Enrolled" for Current Class at SLU
  5. Print two copies of the results so that you may share them with your academic advisor

If you have questions or need more information, please visit our frequently asked questions page.  If you still have questions, please contact the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at  You can also speak with a language faculty member during your SLU 101 visit at the International Cafe.

*If you wish to test in a language that is not listed, please contact the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at

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