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Modern Language Studies (MLS)

MLS Placement Exam

The purpose of the Modern Language Studies (MLS) Placement exam is to move from a lower level language course, into a higher-level language course for French, German and Spanish. The exam is open to all students who need to meet a language requirement for their major and is offered online through WebCape with a $10 exam fee. If you are interested in taking this exam, please email

MLS Proficiency Exam

The purpose of the Modern Language Studies (MLS) Proficiency exam in language is to test out the language requirement. The MLS Written Proficiency Test (WPT) offers 20 languages through Language Testing International. The exam fee is $108 and an additional $10 for the certificate. If for some reason a language is not offered, there will be an option for an oral proficiency exam. For more information, please email

Special Accommodations 

If you have a disability and will require special testing accommodations to take the Modern Language Studies Exam (MLS), please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at 760-750-4905 or by email at When sending an email, please be sure and specify in the subject line: Modern Language Studies Exam (MLS) Testing Accommodations.

Test takers needing special testing accommodations need to contact DSS and provide any required disability documentation in a timely manner. Every effort will be made to provide authorized special testing accommodations but DSS will need to have the necessary paperwork in their possession two weeks prior to each exam for scheduling purposes