Language Proficiency Testing
Welcome to the Language Proficiency Testing page of the Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies (SEAS) Program at Indiana University (IU). We are proud to offer testing services for proficiency in multiple Southeast Asian languages, including Burmese, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The test is free for Indiana University Bloomington students needing to meet academic requirements. There is a fee for nonstudents or for nonacademic reasons.
International students who wish to use their native language (if their native language is not English) to establish foreign language proficiency should complete the Application for Establishment of Foreign Language Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers of English. Students interested in this option should complete the process as early in their undergraduate careers as possible by submitting an Application for Establishment of Foreign Language Proficiency for International Students who are Non-Native Speakers of English: Undergraduate Forms: College of Arts + Sciences.
Who is This For?
- Students verifying their language skills for a degree or program.
- Students pursuing a major or minor in Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies.
- Researchers requiring language proficiency for academic projects.
- Professionals needing to demonstrate language competency for their work.
- General language enthusiasts.
Why Take the Proficiency Test?
- Employment Advantage: Prove your language skills to prospective employers.
- Personal Benchmark: Test your proficiency for personal achievement.
The tests are designed to assess your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They are generally administered in a format that meets the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines.
How to Register for the Test
Complete the Google Form linked below, and our administrative team will reach out to you to inform you of upcoming test opportunities and keep you updated on any related timelines. Once a testing date is announced – students will need to register two-weeks in advance. Tests are offered only at the IUB campus.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Office location: GA 1001, Global & International Studies Building
355 North Eagleson Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405