Students who are in a BA program are required to take a foreign language. The overall foreign language progression is as follows (xxxx is the language code – GRMN, SPNS, AMSL, etc):
All BA students must pass Elementary 2 level of spoken language proficiency with C or higher
Please click on your language level below for your specific requirements
If you have no experience with a foreign language
Your progression will be as follows:
If you have experience with a foreign language
Please take the placement test offered here.
The test will tell you which level you place into.
If you test into Elementary 1
If you test into Elementary 1, please follow the progression as above (no experience).
If you test into Elementary 2
If you test into Elementary 2, you will need to take that course (xxxx1102) and either a culture or Intermediate 1 course in the language. In this case, you finish the language requirement with 2 courses instead of 3.
If you test into Intermediate 1
If you test into Intermediate 1, you can either take the Intermediate 1 class with no extra steps, or opt out of the spoken language classes by taking an oral interview with the Language Department. If you pass the interview, you can then be waived out of Elementary 1 and 2, and simply take an approved culture course. In this case, you finish the language requirement with 1 course.
If you test into Intermediate 2 or higher
If you test into Intermediate 2 or higher, you can opt out of the language classes by taking an oral interview with the Language Department. If you pass the interview, you can then be waived out of your entire language requirement. If you choose to not take the oral interview, you will need to take the spoken language course you have tested into.
Please contact Boris Rasting-Sera with questions regarding the placement exam or for help registering for a course that you have placed into.