Testing in a Language Not Taught at Puget Sound

Testing in a language not taught at Puget Sound is conducted using the nationally recognized Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (FLATS.) These tests are designed to assess competency in listening, reading and grammar. The following are languages for which tests are currently available:

Afrikaans

Albanian

Arabic

Armenian

Aymara

Bulgarian

Cambodian

Cantonese-Simplified

Cantonese-Traditional

Cebuano

Croatian

Czech

Danish

Dutch

ESL

Estonian

Fijian

Finnish

French

Georgian

German

Greek

Guarani

Haitian-Creole

Hmong

Hungarian

Icelandic

Ilonggo/Hiligaynon

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Latvian

Lithuanian

Malagasy

Malay

Mandarin

Maori

Mongolian

Navajo

Norwegian

Persian-Farsi

Polish

Portuguese-Brazilian

Portuguese-Continental

Quechua

Rarotongan

Romanian 

Russian

Samoan

Serbian

Spanish

Swedish

Tagalog

Tahitian

Thai

Tongan

Ukrainian

Vietnamese

Welsh

Students may also fulfill the Puget Sound Language Graduation Requirement through testing in American Sign Language through the ASLPI. Students testing in American Sign Language must allow sufficient time for scheduling the testing interview, as this can take several weeks. NOTE: In fall 2020, the ASLPI has paused all new testing. We are currently unable to provide ASL proficiency testing. 

If you speak a language not on this list, please contact us. We will do our best to locate a proficiency exam for you, or you may consider submitting a Petition for Waiver of Academic Policy to the Academic Standards Committee. 

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Rogers at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching.

Students will be informed of their test results via e-mail, as will the Registrar's Office.