Arabic placement test
The Arabic test is in two parts; both are online and can be taken whenever you like. For a minority of students, an oral interview (online via Zoom) may also be required.
The test is Sakai-based; you will need to log in with your Onyen credentials.
Don’t have an Onyen and password?
— If you’re an incoming new student, please wait to take this test until you have created your Onyen and have it working.
— If you are not a UNC student, please email the Arabic placement coordinator, Prof. Doria El Kerdany, for help to access the test.
Equipment you will need to take the test:
— Paper and pencil;
— Camera or scanner; you will need to scan/photograph and upload your handwritten paper.
— Computer with working microphone so you can make a voice recording.
Follow these steps to take the test:
- Click on this link to join the Sakai site. You must join the site before you’ll be able to take the tests.
- Click on this link to take the reading/listening portion. You will have up to three hours to complete this portion.
- Click on this link to take the speaking/writing portion.
If you experience any technical difficulties, please seek help at help.unc.edu.
After you have taken both online parts, you’ll receive an email (allow about a week) either informing you of your placement result or inviting you to make an appointment for an oral interview.