Office of Educational Assessment

Graduate Foreign Language

Language Test Length Type of Test Retesting
French 2 hours multiple choice questions, no listening may only be taken twice ever, no waiting period between retests
German 1 hour 40 minutes multiple choice questions, no listening may be taken no more than three times, no waiting period
Italian 2 hours multiple choice questions, no listening may only be taken twice ever
Portuguese 2 hours written translation and short answer questions test may be taken once per quarter, no more than 3 times
Spanish 2 hours read essay and respond to essay questions in English

*no aids allowed*

test may be taken once per quarter, no more than 3 times. Testing is available only during the following dates. Second and third weeks of the quarter:
Autumn 2016: Oct 5 – Oct 19

Winter 2017: Jan 9 – Jan 20

Spring 2017: April 3 – April 14

Summer 2017: check back later

Autumn 2017: Oct 4 – Oct 17

FEE: $50

Fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted.

LOCATION: Room 440, Schmitz Hall, Testing Center
REGISTRATION:

To register for an exam, please call (206-543-1171), email (testingcenter@uw.edu) or stop by during Testing Center hours. 

RESULTS: Results are provided to student and sponsoring department within approximately two weeks
OTHER INFORMATION:
  • No aids permitted except when expressly noted on test version
  • Sample Portuguese GFLE is available
  • No samples available for other languages
  • Scoring for multiple choice tests performed by OEA Testing Center
  • Scoring for translation tests performed by appropriate language department

Note: See Foreign Language Exams for additional test information.

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at testingcenter@u.washington.edu before registering for the test.