Q: Which foreign languages can I study at UTC?
A: French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish.
- Chinese and Portuguese have both been offered in the past and may be offered again in the future.
Q: How can I fulfill my foreign language requirement?
A: It depends on what your major requires.
- B.A. degrees require four semesters of a foreign language;
- Most B.S. degrees require two semesters of a foreign language while some degrees require none.
Q: Do I really need to take a Placement Test?
A: You really should. Here's why:
- If you studied a language for 3 years or more, you can probably test out of the language requirement, thus skipping up to four semesters of language courses;
- If you studied a language for 1 - 2 years, you may be able to skip the Elementary courses and advance to the Intermediate level;
- If you are a native/heritage speaker of another language, you will likely score at advanced levels but the Placement Test helps determine your grammar proficiency.
Q: In which language(s) can I take a Placement Test?
A: French, German, Latin, and Spanish.
- If you are proficient or fluent in another language, contact the Department Head to discuss your options.
Q: Where and when is the Placement Test offered?
A: You can take it any time, no appointment necessary, in the Language Lab located in Brock 101.
- The test is multiple choice in format;
- The test takes about 90 minutes (approx. 60 mins. for the grammar and 30 mins. for the listening);
- There is no speaking required;
- There is no cost to take the test;
- You get your results immediately after the test;
- You may take the test once per language;
- You do not receive credit hours for the test.
Q: How many credits do I get for testing out of a language?
A: None, but...
- If you "test out" of a language (meaning you have tested beyond the Intermediate level), you do not receive credit hours for the courses you bypassed; however, your academic records will show that you have met the foreign language requirement.
Q: Which course(s) should I take to fulfill my language requirement?
A: It depends on your major/minor:
- If you are a foreign language major/minor, take INTERMEDIATE FOR CONVERSATION (e.g. FREN 2110 then FREN 2120);
- If you want to fulfill your language requirement, take INTERMEDIATE FOR READING (e.g. SPAN 2130 then SPAN 2140).
Q: Can I earn credits for studying abroad?
A: Quite possibly, yes!
- If you studied a foreign language during an officially recognized study abroad program, bring your transcripts to the department head for review.
- Are you a Spanish major or minor who wants to study abroad in Spain? Contact Dr. Lynn Purkey for more information.