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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Language Proficiency Exams

If you are an undergraduate student at UT Austin who would like to fulfill the UT language requirement in a foreign language that is not regularly taught, the Texas Language Center proctors language proficiency tests. Note: If you are not a UT-Austin student, we offer testing in the languages listed below as well as many others. Please contact us at tlc@austin.utexas.edu or by phone at (512) 471-6574 about your testing needs.

Getting results for the language tests takes time--between about three weeks for the BYU and LTI tests and eight weeks for the NYU-SCPS tests--so don't delay; schedule your tests well before your intended graduation date!

The TLC offers testing to UT-Austin students for the following languages from two different sources, and the testing process and cost for these languages is different depending on the language and the test(s). 

Brigham Young University Proficiency Exams

Albanian

Afrikaans

Armenian

Aymara

Bulgarian

Cakchiquel

Cambodian

Cantonese

Cebuano

Croatian

Estonian

Fijian

Finnish

Georgian

Guarani

Haitian Creole

Hmong

Hungarian

Icelandic

Ilongoo-Hiligaynon

Indonesian

Latvian

Lithuanian

Malagasy

Malay

Maori-New Zealand

Mongolian

Navajo

Quechua

Rarotongan

Romanian

Samoan

Serbian

Tagalog

Tahitian

Thai

Tongan

Ukrainian

Vietnamese

Welsh

You will take one test to assess your listening, grammar, and reading skills. The total cost for this option is $110.

New York University and Language Testing International Proficiency Exams


Bengali
Bosnian
Gujarati
Igbo/Ibo
Pashto
Punjabi
Swahili

You must satisfactorily complete two exams, one assessing your speaking and listening proficiency (the Oral Proficiency Interview, or OPI) through LTI and another assessing your reading and writing proficiency (the WPT or the 12-point written exam) through NYU. The total cost is $435 for this option.

If you do not see the language that you would like to test in listed here, and it is not offered through The University of Texas, please contact us at tlc@austin.utexas.edu or by phone at (512) 471-6574. 

If you have any questions regarding the LTI tests, view the FAQ's for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

If you are interested in TLC's language proficiency testing, please follow these steps:

  1. Pay for the testing by going to the TLC's TxShop store. Purchase the appropriate proficiency test for the language you're interested in.
  2. Provide additional personal information via an online form (linked from the TxShop proficiency exam page) that will aid in the preparation of the tests.
  3. Take your test(s) in the TLC office, which is located at HRH 4.196 in the far northeast corner of the fourth floor of Rainey Hall (west of the Littlefield fountain on 21st St.). You can reach the TLC by phone at (512) 471-6574 or email at tlc@austin.utexas.edu.

NOTE: Please be aware that successfully completing these exams does not offer you credit hours. This means that you must still complete the required number of hours for your degree, but if you are assessed at the required level, your language requirement will be waived.

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