Arabic Placement Test

The Arabic placement exam is not currently available.

This test is designated for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic outside of the Carleton Arabic language course sequence, and would like to be exempt from all five Arabic language classes offered at Carleton, or enter a class beyond the first level.

Please download and print this test, and return it by July 15th (with your answers handwritten in Arabic script) to:

Yaron Klein
Department of Middle Eastern Languages
1 N. College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

You may not use any dictionaries or verb tables. The test becomes progressively more difficult, so while there is no time limit, you should stop answering, or indicate with a small note in English, any exercises that take excessive time and effort.

You will be sent a preliminary indication of your level placement prior to registration. We will confirm this placement after a conversation with you in Arabic on campus, during New Student Week. If you have any questions before then, please email Yaron Klein at