Foreign Language Course Placement Information
If you wish to begin studying a new language in the fall you do not need to complete the placement exam. But if you wish to continue studying a language in which you have had some instruction or experience, you must complete the appropriate language placement exam in order to be registered for a fall language course.
The following students are required to complete a language requirement:
· B. A. degree students in College of the Pacific (equivalent of two semesters required)
· Students wishing to qualify for Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (equivalent of four semesters required)
· Students wishing to study abroad (includes all School of International Studies majors)
The on-line language placement exams may be completed in the following languages: Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, and Russian. It can be taken at home by accessing Pacific's learning management system (SAKAI) on your computer. When you click on the SAKAI link listed below, you will be directed to the SAKAI log-in page. Please enter your PacificNet ID (i.e., jsmith1) and password. Upon logging into SAKAI, click on the "My Sites" button in the upper right-hand corner. You will see individual links for each placement exam (i.e. 2013 Spanish Placement Exams). Select the appropriate link for the placement exam needed and you will be provided with instructions on taking the placement exam. Please follow all of the instructions listed.
Click here to begin this process: http://sakai.pacific.edu
NOTE: The following browser requirements are needed for accessing Sakai: Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer, Netscape 7.1 or newer, Mozilla Firefox. Most computer browsers meet these requirements.