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World Language

Placement Testing Information

Current students interested in taking a placement test, please contact the

World Language Department Chair:


World Language Test Date Test Time Test Room Number
Chinese (Mandarin) March 21, 2016 3:30pm to 5pm CHS Room 307 Computer Lab
French (native and non-native speakers) March 23, 2016 3:15pm CHS Room 318
Japanese (native and non-native speakers) March 23, 2016 3:15pm CHS Room 318
Spanish (for non-native speakers) March 23, 2016 3:15pm CHS Room 915 (Updated Location)
Spanish (for native speakers) March 29, 2016 3:15pm

CHS Room 315



For Incoming 9th GradersWorld Language Placement Tests Determine Correct Language Level


No Placement Test is needed for Level 1 classes in all languages.


Japanese, Spanish and French - Students who have taken classes somewhere other than a middle school such as lessons with a private tutor, attendance at a language school, or experience with the language in the home MUST REGISTER for the placement test using the form on our website. All of these students must have selected the language during the course selection process.

Placement Test Sign Up, please contact the World Language Department Chair.


Chinese  - Students with previous experience in Chinese who are not in the CLIP program at Miller were instructed to sign up for Chinese course number 4420 and come to CHS on 3/21 to take the placement exam. These students can register using the form on our website but if they signed up for 4420, they do not have to register to take the test (Chinese only).


Students with no previous experience in Chinese were to sign up for Level 1, 4410, and they WILL NOT take a placement test. Students in the CLIP program at Miller were instructed to register for 4430 and they will take the placement test in the CLIP program at Miller.


Currently in Language Class at Hyde / Lawson / McAuliffe?

Students at our feeder middle schools, currently in the language at that school, do not have to take the placement test. Students taking a language at a middle school other than HMS or LMS should have their current middle school language teacher email Yukari Salazar, CHS World Language Department Chair, with their placement recommendation.

Cupertino High School offers 4 World Languages:
Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish from levels 1 to 5AP. 
Click here to view the World Language Department brochure
The primary goal of the World Languages Department is to provide students the opportunity to develop proficiency in a language other than English. Students will develop communicative competence in the target language, both in spoken and written form. Classroom instruction is conducted primarily in the target language, with an emphasis on real world applications so students develop their ability to interact with speakers of the target language. Diverse learning styles are taken into consideration when developing class activities. Students will build their understanding of  the structure of the target language by drawing comparisons to their own languages, which in turn will enhance their awareness of their own language structure. Through their study of the language, students will learn the cultural heritage of other lands and become acquainted with customs and thoughts of other people.
Aggoun, Imene (408) 366-7388 ex.3806 French
Aguilar, Liza (408) 366-7388 ex.VM 4822 Spanish
Canton, Kiki (408) 366-7388 ex.VM 4853 Spanish
Fan, Stefanie (408) 366-7388 ex.4931 Japanese
Jacob, Stacey (408) 366-7388 ex.4862 Spanish
Jia, Paul (408) 366-7388 ex.4407 Chinese
Jin, Ying (408) 366-7388 ex.3913 Chinese
Keifer, Joy (408) 366-7388 ex.VM 4898 Spanish
Rochoux, Melissa (408) 366-7388 ex.4865 French
Salazar, Yukari (408) 366-7388 ex.VM 4857 World Language Dept Chair & Japanese*
Santos, Lesly (408) 366-7388 ex.VM4876 Spanish
Schaetzke, Jessica (408) 366-7388 ex.4839 World Language - Spanish