Department of World Languages and Cultures

General Information

Department Chair Information:

Dr. Linda Rouillard 
Memorial Field House 2400 F

Department Office Information:
Memorial Field House 2400
Phone: 419.530.2606

Fax: 419.530.4954
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Placement testing for World Languages takes place on a walk-in basis in the Testing Center, located in Field House 1080 (419-530-1269)

Please note: the Testing Center will be physically closed until further notice.

 For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, email for available days & times

If you have studied a foreign language in high school and wish to continue in that language at The University of Toledo, you are encouraged to take a placement test. Taking a foreign language placement test may allow you to skip some or all of the prerequisites. The available tests are in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. Plan on one hour to complete the test. Placement tests can only be taken once.

If you have questions about placement in Arabic, please contact Dr. Gaby Semaan at 419-530-2546 (FH 2400N).

The foreign language placement test is optional

Taking a foreign language placement test does not give you any credit hours for classes that you test out of. However, it can waive some of the language requirements for you. For instance, testing into the second year of a language allows you to skip the first year.

The World Languages & Cultures Department (WLC Dept) recommends you take the foreign language placement test if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are already fluent in one of the tested languages and wish to waive your language requirement
  • You have spent time living in a country that speaks one of the tested languages.
  • You speak one of the tested languages in your home.
  • You have, (for a different reason), developed fluency in one of the tested languages and believe that you are advance enough to skip some/all of the required language courses.
  • You have previously taken classes studying one of the tested languages elsewhere and wish to continue at UT.

Fluent in a language not offered at UT?  Other questions? email WLC Dept or call 419-530-2606

Coordinators of Language Sections:

Arabic: Gaby Semaan
Field House 2400 N
(419) 530-2546
French: Linda Rouillard
Field House 2400 f
(419) 530-2029
German: Friederike Emonds
Field House 2400 e
(419) 530-7903
Japanese: Joseph Hara
Field House 2400 D
(419) 530-7793
Spanish: An Chung Cheng
Field House 2400 L
(419) 530-2146


World Language and Cultures Department Advisors:

French Undergraduate and Graduate: Linda Rouillard
    Field House 2400 F
     (419) 530-2029
German Undergraduate and Graduate: Friederike Emonds
     Field House 2400 E
     (419) 530-4651
Japanese (Minor Only): Joseph Hara
     Field House 2400 D
     (419) 530-7793
Spanish Undergraduate & Minor (A-H): Juan Martin
     Field House 2400 H
     (419) 530-2081
Spanish Undergraduate & Minor (I-Z): Kathleen Thompson-Casado
     Field House 2400 C
     (419) 530-2951
Spanish Graduate: Dr. An Chung Cheng
     Field House 2400 L
    (419) 530-2146

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Last Updated: 10/20/20