Avant PLACE Spanish/French Waiver Testing

Lane Community College Languages, Literature, and Communication Division allows students to test into advanced Spanish and/or French courses through the Avant PLACE testing system.

Steps to take the test

  1. Before you sign up for the test: apply online to Lane Community College to become a Lane student. After completing your online admissions, you will receive an email with your Lane ID number (L#).

  2. Preparing for the tests:  This placement test is intended only for those who feel they have surpassed the introduction level of Spanish (SPAN 101) and/or French (FR 101) college courses.

  3. Testing appointment: Testing is on a first-come, first-serve, walk-in basis and is contingent on availability of space (Standard placement testing has priority, greater availability earlier in the term). Ideal check-in time is 10 AM or 2:00 PM.

The Testing Department is located in Building 1, Room 116 at Lane Community College Main Campus, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR.

  • After testing, to receive placement information, please see the Language, Literature, and Communication office in the Center Building (CEN 457).

Basic information about the Avant PLACE

Avant PLACE is an initial measurement of real-world language ability in Reading, Writing and Speaking used to inform appropriate placement of middle school, high school and college students into various levels of language instruction.

The Avant PLACE can vary in length depending on amount of knowledge, with those of greater knowledge requiring a more extensive test. Please allow up to two hours for extensive knowledge, shorter tests can be completed in under an hour.

Questions regarding the test, contact the Testing Office:
Email: testingoffice@lanecc.edu
Phone: (541) 463-5324

If you have questions regarding the Language Studies Department you may email Candice Johnson at: johnsonc@lanecc.edu.