Language Placement

Students who have learned Russian or other Slavic languages elsewhere and those returning from study abroad will need to take a placement test at the beginning of the semester.

~ Students starting with 1st or 2nd year Russian should consult with Lecturer Anna Muza, Russian Language Coordinator (during her office hours or email amuza@berkeley.edu for appointment) about placement in the lower-division language courses (Russian 1, 2, 3, 4). Please contact Lecturer Anna Muza for screening and placement in advance of the first week of classes. All consultations/interviews concerning placement in Russian language classes will be held the first week of term: Wed 8/23 2-5 pm and Fri 8/25 2-5 pm.

~ Students seeking placement in advanced Russian (third-year Russian, Russian 103A-B, and other advanced courses) or testing for the Letters and Science foreign language requirement for Russian should consult with Lecturer Anna Muza (during her office hours or email amuza@berkeley.edu for appointment). All consultations/interviews concerning placement in Russian language classes will be held the first week of term: Wed 8/23 2-5 pm and Fri 8/25 2-5 pm.

~ Heritage speakers of Russian who want to take Russian language courses should consult with Lecturer Anna Muza (during her office hours or email amuza@berkeley.edu for appointment). All consultations/interviews concerning placement in Russian language classes will be held the first week of term: Wed 8/23 2-5 pm and Fri 8/25 2-5 pm.

~ Heritage speakers of Russian considering a major or minor track requiring Russian must make an appointment with the Undergraduate Adviser (Major Adviser) to obtain information specific to their individual language requirements and proficiency/placement examination.

~ Students of East European or Eurasian languages (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Armenian) should consult with the appropriate language instructor for proficiency testing and placement.

~ Transfer students and those enrolling in study abroad programs should consult with the Undergraduate Adviser (Major Adviser) regarding course equivalents accepted by the Department.