Graduate Foreign Language Exams (GFLE)

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 test may be taken once per quarter, no more than 3 times

testing is available only during the following dates:

SPR 2014: April 7 - April 18
SUM 2014: June 30 – July 11
AUT 2014:  Oct 1 – Oct 14
WIN 2015:  Jan 12 – Jan 23
SPR 2015:  April 6 – April 17

(NOTE: See Foreign Language Exams for additional test information.)

For all GFLEs

Scheduled individually in the OEA Testing Center during regular business hours; please call 206-543-1171 for an appointment.

  • $45 fee payable in cash or check to OEA at time of testing.
  • No aids permitted except when expressly noted on test version
  • Sample Portuguese GFLE is available
  • No samples available for other languages
  • Results provided to student and sponsoring department within approximately two weeks
  • Scoring for multiple choice tests performed by OEA Testing Center
  • Scoring for translation tests performed by appropriate language department
To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at oeatests@u.washington.edu before registering for the test.