Arabic Placement Test

Updated June 2024


The Arabic Placement Test consists of an online test and a face-to-face interview.  Please note that the placement test is only available for the fall semester.  

The online placement test is divided into three levels. Depending on your score on each level, you will be asked to continue to the next level. Each level should be completed within  60 minutes. The test may only be started once and cannot be paused. Please take the test in a quiet room with a good pair of headphones (or ear buds) and no distractions. If you don’t know the answer, leave it blank. Please, don’t guess. 
The oral evaluation will be held following the online placement testing period.  Students who have taken the online exam will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting and instructions for joining the meeting. Upon entering the Zoom meeting, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room until spots open up in the breakout rooms. The oral evaluation itself will last for no longer than 20 minutes.

For additional information on the Arabic language program, refer to the Arabic Department website. For questions please contact Miguel Perez-Cabello.

Further information about placement testing and the use of placement scores at Yale can be found here.

General Information for Online Testing

Dates for Online Testing

  •  Placement Tests for Fall 2024 Semester: July 1st, 9 am - July 31st, 12 pm


Unless otherwise noted, placement results are provided in one of the following ways: 1) shown on-screen upon completion of the test, 2) posted to Canvas prior to the start of the semester, or 3) distributed by faculty from the department. Results will be provided by 5 pm on August 5th.

Technical Requirements for Online Testing

Mobile devices are not supported for the online placement tests. You should use a computer with a current version of MacOS or Windows and a recently updated browser.  For Mac users, Chrome or Firefox browser is preferred.

Technical Support

Live support for Lingco is available during regular business hours through the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If you still have problems accessing the test after contacting Lingco, please complete the Placement Test Support Form to request help. Technical support for online tests is available during all Yale workdays. On weekends and holidays, you may expect a response on the next workday. For a list of Official Yale Holidays, check the online calendar.

Academic Honesty

Before taking the placement test, please read Yale College’s policy on academic honesty.

Test Link

After checking that your computer meets the technical requirements above, click the test link below (if you log in outside the stated test dates, the test may be unavailable).

Test Link