Placement Exam

Language testing will be conducted on-site. All students upon arrival will take a language placement test, Avant STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) is an adaptive web-based test based on national standards that assesses students’ second language proficiency according to benchmarks based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines at the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The same test will be taken at the end of the semester. The test will consist of four parts: reading, writing, listening and speaking. . The test will assist in dividing students into appropriate language-level groups. The test results will show the progress each student makes during the course of study on our program in Russia. You can read about the test on the Avant website.