Instructions for French and German Placement Exams

Important information: The placement exam is a tool used to help determine where your high school level of French or German corresponds to the course levels at CSB/SJU. The exam is not a means to "test out" of the global language proficiency requirement, nor do you receive credit for your score or placement. Therefore, to avoid skewing your proper placement, we strongly advise you not to study for the exam or use study materials while taking the exam.

Accessing the French or German placement exam on Canvas

  • Go to
  • On the login page, enter the username and password from your CSB/SJU network email account.
  • Click the "Login" button. You will be at the Languages & Cultures Placement Exam page.
  • Select either French or German Placement Exam to take your exam.

If you have questions about this testing process, call Mary Niedenfuer at (320) 363-5067 or e-mail: