Welcome to the Elliott School Portuguese Diagnostic Exam homepage at The George Washington University. The Portuguese Diagnostic exam consists of three parts: (1) vocabulary/grammar/functional knowledge, (2) reading skills, and (3) oral skills. These are intended to help you determine whether additional language study is needed prior to taking the Portuguese Language Proficiency exam.
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 KTPAE367 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.
Read the following instructions carefully.
• You will be given 1 hour to complete the first test and 45 minutes to complete the second. You may take a break between the two if you like.
• 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 Portuguese language.
• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries and textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.
Now take the two tests from the links below. When you are done, print out the scores (both raw and percentage). If you forget to or cannot print out the scores at this point, do not worry. With your username and password, you can always go back to your account page and print out the scores.
Consult the information below to find out if you need additional language instruction/practice.
Grammar, Vocabulary, and Functional Knowledge
• IF YOUR SCORE IS 100 points OR ABOVE, take the oral diagnostic exam here.
• IF YOUR SCORE IS BELOW 100 points, YOU NEED additional language study prior to the oral proficiency exam.
96-100 points - take PORT 3010: Applied Grammar
81-95 points - take PORT 2005: Composition and Conversation
66-80 points - take PORT 1004: Intermediate Portuguese II
46-65 points – take PORT 1003: Intermediate Portuguese I
26-45 points - take PORT 1002: Basic Portuguese II
0-25 points - take PORT 1001: Basic Portuguese I
91 - 100% - likely Superior
76 - 90% - Advanced High
51 - 75% - Advanced
41 - 50% - Intermediate High
31 - 39% - Intermediate Mid
25 - 30% - Intermdiate Low
Under 25% - No usable proficiency
• Check ESIA's Proficiency Levels to see what level is required to satisfy your requirement.