Placement Test

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Fall 2022 Term

  • Arabic, English: Placement test not required. 

  • Chinese and Spanish:Placement test is available. 

  • French and Russian: The placement test is required - except for courses with no pre-requisites, marked as "Prereq: none" in the Fall brochure.  


How to register for a placement test

Please register for a placement test the same way you would register for a course. You will find instructions on our registration page. If required for the activity you'd like to participate in, please register for a placement test as soon as possible. 


What can I expect from a placement test? 

LCTU Placement tests take approximately 1.5 hours.  
Each language has its own Placement Test language-specific requirements.  
Instructions will be available after you register for a test in Inspira, by clicking on "Notes and Attachments" and/or the "Launch button."  
To know more about the placement test, consult Frequently Asked Questions.


Placement Test Schedule 

Please note that seat availability is limited, and courses may be already full in September.
If the course you would like to register for requires a Placement Test, we ask that you plan to register and take the test as soon as possible to secure a seat in your preferred course for the Fall 2022 Term. Placement Test results will remain valid for the Winter 2023 Term.

If the Placement Test you need is unavailable, please contact 

Fall 2022 Term  



LMS Code 




 Not Required 



13 July - 16 September
No placement test available 



 Not required 


* A pre-test is required to take the Placement Test. Please plan accordingly. 


13 July - 9 September
No placement test available 

Online Test 

Registration:12 - 16 September
Pre-test: 12 - 14 Sept.
Test: 12 - 16 Sept. 





13 July - 9 September
No placement test available 


Registration:12 -16 September
Interview: 16 September 

Live Test 



13 July – 9 September
No placement test available 

Online Test 

Registration:12 -16 September
Test: 12 – 16 September 























Overview of Courses at UNHQ

The UN Secretariat has a new multilingualism ally to describe language skills.

Courses at UNHQ for language acquisition and specialized courses for communication skills, substantive topics and linguistic skills reinforcement are being aligned to the United Nations Language Framework standards in an ongoing process.

Note that various language acquisition courses (30 hour, 10-week course) are required -at a minimum- to complete each UN Level of Language Competence: UN I, Basic; UN II, Intermediate, UN III, Advanced