Elliott School Arabic Diagnostic Exam
 


Welcome to the Elliott School Arabic Diagnostic Exam homepage at The George Washington University. The sequence of diagnostic tests below gauge your general skills to help you determine whether additional language study is needed prior to taking the Arabic Language Proficiency exam.


Step 1
Create a free Quia account. To do this, go to the Quia Web site. Click the link labeled "Create my free account." Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. Record or memorize your username and password. When you are done, press the "Create my account" button. You should now be in your account information page. Type in the class code PKCNNE839 at the bottom of the page and press the "Add class" button. Now you're done! Come back to this page and read the instructions below.


Step 2
Read the following instructions carefully.

• DO NOT receive assistance from anyone else to answer any of the exam questions. This exam must be a reflection of your own knowledge of the Arabic language.

• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries and textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.


Step 3
Instructions for those who have completed an equivalent of three years in Arabic

Take the three Level 3 tests (listening, reading, and grammar). Use Firefox or IE to take the listening tests. You have 30 minutes to complete each test. As you continue to answer the questions in each part, if you progressively encounter significant difficulty this may be a sign that the language level you are working on is much higher than your actual level and therefore you should consider stopping rather than guessing your way through the rest of the exam.

To interpret your exam results and convert them to course levels you need to consult the table below. The exam contains 30 questions distributed over three parts (listening, reading, and grammar). Each question on the test is worth 2 points. To be placed in a given language level, you should have scored a minimum indicated in each part on the test next to the corresponding course. For example, if you scored 16 in listening and reading but LESS THAN 16 in grammar, you cannot enroll in ARAB 3301/3302.

COURSE TO TAKE

Listening

Reading

Grammar

You may be ready to take the proficiency exam. However, consider taking either ARAB 4001 or 4501.

90% or above

90% or above

90% or above

ARAB 3301/3302

80%

80%

80%

Take Level 2 Test

If any of the above requirement is not satisfied.


• Check Elliott School's Proficiency Levels to see what level is required to satisfy your requirement.

Correspondences between placement into GW courses and proficiency levels
One can roughly say that those who are placed into:
ARAB 3301 (Modern Arabic Literature) or ARAB 3302 (Media Arabic) should be at Intermediate High/Advanced Low

Instructions for those who have completed an equivalent of two years in Arabic

Take the three Level 2 tests (listening, reading, and grammar). You have 30 minutes to complete each test. As you continue to answer the questions in each part, if you progressively encounter significant difficulty this may be a sign that the language level you are working on is much higher than your actual level and therefore you should consider stopping rather than guessing your way through the rest of the exam.

To interpret your exam results and convert them to course levels you need to consult the table below. Each question on the test is worth 2 points. To be placed in a given language level, you should have scored a minimum indicated in each part on the test next to the corresponding course. For example, if you scored 6 in listening and reading but less than 10 in grammar, you will not be able to enroll in ARAB 2002. Take Level 1 tests and follow the instructions.

COURSE TO TAKE

Listening

Reading

Grammar

ARAB 3001

75%

85%

66%

ARAB 2002

37%

42%

33%

Take Level 1 Test

If any of the above requirement is not satisfied.


• Check Elliott School's Proficiency Levels to see what level is required to satisfy your requirement.

Correspondences between placement into GW courses and proficiency levels
One can roughly say that those who are placed into:
ARAB 3001 (Advanced Arabic) should be at Intermediate Mid
ARAB 2002 (Intermediate Arabic II) should be at Intermediate Low

Instructions for those who have completed an equivalent of one year in Arabic

Take the three Level 1 tests (listening, reading, and grammar). You have 30 minutes to complete each test. As you continue to answer the questions in each part, if you progressively encounter significant difficulty this may be a sign that the language level you are working on is much higher than your actual level and therefore you should consider stopping rather than guessing your way through the rest of the exam.

To interpret your exam results and convert them to course levels you need to consult the table below. The exam contains 36 questions distributed over three parts (listening, reading, and grammar). Each question on the test is worth 2 points. To be placed in a given language level, you should have a minimum indicated in each part on the test next to the corresponding course. For example, if you scored 8 in listening and 6 in reading but less than 16 in grammar, you should enroll in ARAB 1001.

COURSE TO TAKE

Listening

Reading

Grammar

ARAB 2001

80%

83%

80%

ARAB 1002

40%

50%

40%

ARAB 1001

If any of the above requirement is not satisfied.


• Check Elliott School's Proficiency Levels to see what level is required to satisfy your requirement.

Correspondences between placement into GW courses and proficiency levels
One can roughly say that those who are placed into:
ARAB 2001 (Intermediate Arabic I) should be at Novice-High
ARAB 1002 (Beginning Arabic II) should be at Novice-Mid
My Quia activities and quizzes
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 1 - Listening
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3227878.html
Use Firefox or IE to take this test.
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 1 - Reading
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231068.html
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 1 - Grammar
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231063.html
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 2 - Listening
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3229007.html
Use Firefox or IE to take this test.
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 2 - Reading
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231057.html
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 2 - Grammar
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231088.html
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 3 - Listening
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3229028.html
Use Firefox or IE to take this test.
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 3 - Reading
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231071.html
ESIA Arabic Diagnostic Exam Level 3 - Grammar
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3231089.html
Last updated  2014/11/13 20:43:46 EST