Monterey Institute of International Studies

Diagnostic Tests

After taking language diagnostic tests, students enjoy foreign language classes appropriate for their skill level. 

Self-assess your foreign language proficiency.

Take our Diagnostic Language Test

Interested in determining whether or not you meet the general requirements of our Language Studies Program?  We offer diagnostic tests for all languages in the graduate school programs:

Arabic Arabic
Japanese Japanese
Chinese Chinese
Russian Russian
French French
Spanish Spanish

These diagnostic tests are solely for the purpose of estimating your level prior to enrollment.  You will still be required to take a placement test before being accepted into the Language Studies Program.

Non-native Speakers of English

Non-native English speakers are required to show TOEFL or IELTS scores.

English English

If you find your foreign language skills are not at the level you need for placement into our graduate programs, contact Languages Studies Advisor Naoko Matsuo at nmatsuo@miis.edu with questions or concerns.  Our Summer Intensive Language Programs are also available for students interested in improving their language skills prior to commencing their graduate studies.  

Note: Applicants to the Summer Intensive Language Programs should take the SILP diagnostic tests.