Language Proficiency (FLPE)

Foreign Language Proficiency Examinations (FLPE)

UF students may use the FLPE to prove proficiency in a foreign language and thus achieve an exemption from a foreign language requirement.  (See “Degree and Graduation Policies” in Undergraduate Catalog for UF’s Foreign Language Requirement.)  Among others, UF uses BYU’s FLATS exams for proficiency purposes.  The total cost for the proficiency exam (exam plus proctoring fee) is $80.   UF does not grant credit for BYU tests; instead your foreign language requirement will be waived if your score meets the required level for your college.  

Testing Dates

January 9, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
February 6, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
March 13, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
April 10, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
April 29, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
May 15, 2019 9am, 11am & 1pm
Please Note:  You must wait 6 months before retaking the exam.

Test Location

Teaching Center, ground level, SW Broward Hall.  Parking restrictions for UF students remain in force.  Non-UF students should go here to find parking instructions.

Registration

In order to take a foreign language proficiency exam, you must be registered. Registration is a two-step process.

STEP I:  Among others, UF uses BYU’s FLATS exams for proficiency purposes.  Complete the FLATS Registration Form for Testing through Online Correspondence at https://flats.byu.edu/signupall.php .  Complete the personal information requested.  The information you must enter for the Proctor and where the Additional Results must be sent are below–

Proctor Information
The UF Proctor’s information is below.  It is your responsibility to arrange the time and place (at least two days in advance) of your exam with the proctor; do not expect the proctor to contact you and do not show up to take your exam without contacting the proctor first.
Name: Denise Dixon
Department: Teaching Center
Educational Institution: University of Florida
Address: (leave blank)
City, State Zipcode: Gainesville, FL 32611-5150
Phone:

Email:

352-392-2010

dixondt@ufl.edu

Confirm Email: dixondt@ufl.edu
Additional Results Sent To:
All students will automatically receive a copy of their own results, sent to the address you listed above. If your results are to be sent additionally to your institution, please enter the information below (do not enter your own information below). If you would like us to retain your results until a later time, please check the “hold” box.
Name: Denise Dixon
Department: Teaching Center
University: University of Florida
Address: (leave blank)
City, State Zip: Gainesville, FL 32611-5150
Phone: 352-392-2010
Email: dixondt@ufl.edu
In order to complete registration, BYU requires your payment of $50.00. Please ensure that all information above is entered correctly, then click the “proceed to payment” button below. You are NOT registered to take the FLATS examination at the University of Florida until you complete the payment for BYU and complete STEP 2 described below. You must COMPLETE BOTH STEPS at least a day prior to the scheduled exam date.

STEP II:    Pay the UF PROCTOR FEE and SCHEDULE your test HERE.  Your credit card will be charged $30 per Foreign Language exam for the test administration fee.

Please Note:

  • The $30 proctor fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  (Do not schedule your exam until you are sure you will test on that day.)
  • The registration and scheduling deadline is 12 noon one day before the test.
  • Only students who registered with BYU, scheduled their test with UF, and who present a government-issued photo ID with signature will be admitted to the testing room.
  • Students cannot retake the Foreign Language Proficiency test within a 6-month period. Doing so will invalidate the score.

Special Accommodations

Request testing accommodations from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at least 4 working days (96 hours) prior to your scheduled test taking time. Send an email to atrequest@dso.ufl.edu. Include your full name, UFID number, the title of the test you are requesting accommodations for, and the date you are scheduled to take the test.

All examinees who require special testing conditions must contact the Teaching Center, (352) 392-2010, at least 72 hours prior to the examination.

Accessing Your Results

Your results will be emailed to you one day after completing the exam.


Proficiency Exams Are Available for the Following Foreign Languages:

Albanian Arabic Armenian
Bulgarian Cambodian Cantonese-Simplified
Cantonese-Traditional Cebuano Croatian
Czech Danish Dutch
Estonian Fijian Finnish
French Georgian German
Greek Haitian-Creole Hmong
Hungarian Icelandic Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
Indonesian Italian Japanese
Korean Latvian Lithuanian
Malagasy Malay *  Mandarin Chinese
Mongolian Norwegian Persian-Farsi
Polish Portuguese-Brazilian Portuguese-Continental
Romanian Russian Samoan
Serbian Spanish Swedish
Tagalog Tahitian Thai
Tongan Ukrainian Vietnamese
 *  Mandarin Chinese and Russian language proficiency testing will be handled by those UF language programs.  Students should contact the Chinese or Russian programs for information on assessing proficiency.  For languages not on the list, please consult an academic advisor in your college.

 

Questions

Contact your advisor with questions concerning foreign language requirements.  Contact Denise Dixon (dixondt@ufl.edu) with questions concerning registration or scheduling.