Student Resources


  • Procedure for taking the CAPE Exam:

    The Department of Foreign Languages offers the Computerized Adaptive Placement Exam (CAPE) in French, German, and Spanish. Combined with information regarding the student's background or history with the language, results of this exam assist the Department of Foreign Languages in placing a student in the appropriate level, language course. Students may go online and take the exam from home or any other place by following these instructions:

    Go to:

    Then, you will have to register and pay for the exam ($10). Choose the appropriate language from the drop-down menu. After completing the short survey you can begin the exam.

    When the online placement exam is complete, you will receive an overall score (points). Please note the RANGE OF SCORES FOR PLACEMENT PURPOSES area and the course level that corresponds to your points. This is the course in which KSU recommends you enroll. If the recommendation is for the 2001 or 2002 level, you must complete a pre-requisite override request form.

    PLEASE NOTE: You must complete the Online Placement Exam and have the pre-requisite override form approved before you can register for 2001 or 2002 level courses.

    At the conclusion of the test, the computer displays the performance level of the student. The student then consults the placement chart (as determined by the Department of Foreign Languages) that lists the ranges of performance levels that pertain to the various language courses of the curriculum. Thus, the student is immediately advised of the class that appears most suited to his or her ability level. Students unsure of what level Spanish, French or German language course in which to register, should contact Patricia Tilbian, Lab Coordinator, Foreign Language Resource Collection/Language Lab, Pilcher 133, (470) 578-2197. Email for questions.

    See the Department of Foreign Languages Placement Tests page for additional information about Foreign Language testing.

  • Resource Center:

    • Tutoring
    • Foreign language software such as Rosetta Stone
    • Foreign language resources, such as newspapers, magazines and reference materials
    • Recording software and equipment
    • Comic strip creation software
    • World language videos
    • Foreign language DVDs to watch in the lab
    • Foreign language computer games

    E-Resources by Language:

    Foreign Language Films:

    Click here for a list of foreign language music.