University of Delaware
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT INFORMATION 2017-2018
Students who have taken:
1.) two years or less of the same foreign language in high school, or who have demonstrated a proficiency level of Novice Mid, should register for 105.
- Students with two years may opt to take 106 if they feel overqualified for 105.
2.) three years of the same foreign language in high school, or who have demonstrated a proficiency level of Novice High, should register for 106.
- Students with three years may opt to take 107 if they feel overqualified for 106.
- Students with three years who do not feel ready for 106 may ONLY take 105 as an auditor/listener in that language or they can take the 105 level in another
3.) four years of the same foreign language in high school, or who have demonstrated a proficiency level of Intermediate Low, should register for 107.
- Students with four years may opt to take 106 if they do not feel ready for 107 with the approval of the Placement Advisor.
- Students with four years may opt to take the foreign language exemption exam to move on to the 200 level or to exempt from the Arts and Science Foreign Language Requirement.
4.) Students who have studied the same language for more than four years or whose proficiency level is Intermediate-Mid or higher are encouraged to take the foreign language exemption exam administered by the Placement Advisor.
- Do not count language study in junior high school (before 9th grade)
- Do not count the years in high school in which a student received D’s or F’s.
- Students may not advance beyond the 107 level without passing the exemption exam or obtaining AP credit.
Please inform students that the computer will block them from registering for a 100-level language course for which they are overqualified (example: Taking SPAN 105 after having had 3 or 4 years of Spanish in high school.)
Students should be directed to contact the Foreign Language Placement Advisor:
1.) if they have any questions or concerns about their placement.
2.) if they are seeking an exemption from the College of Arts and Science foreign language requirement and/or wish to take language courses at the 200-level (normally applies only to students who have proficiency in a language other than English).
- Students cannot skip from 105 to 107 without taking 106. Students may only move up one level. (ie. from 105 to 106 and from 106 to 107). Students may not advance beyond the 107 level without passing the exemption exam or obtaining AP credit.
- 100-level language courses (and Latin and Greek 201 and 202) cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis if the courses are being used to satisfy a requirement or as the immediate prerequisite of a course used to satisfy a requirement.
- Placement guidelines are different for Latin, Ancient Greek and Hebrew. See next page.
In Latin, students who have taken:
1.) less than two years of Latin in high school (or two years in 9th and 10th grades only) should take 101.
2.) two years of Latin in high school should take 102.
3.) three years of Latin in high school should take 201
- Four or more years of Latin should take 202.
In Ancient Greek, students who have taken:
1.) less than one year of Ancient Greek in high school should take GREK 101.
2.) one year of Ancient Greek in high school should take GREK 102.
3.) two years of Ancient Greek in high school should take GREK 201.
- Three years of Ancient Greek should take GREK 202.
For Hebrew — The following guidelines cover 1-12 years of Hebrew Day School education:
|1-6 years (1st to 6th grade):||Entering Hebrew 105|
|7-8 years (7th and 8th grades):||Entering Hebrew 106|
|9-10 years (2 years of high school):||Entering Hebrew 107|
|11-12 years (4 years of high school):||Must take 107 exemption exam, or, may talk to the professor about entering a higher level.|
Comments regarding Hebrew Placement:
(1) Please note that the professor reserves the right to administer placement exams when there is a need to do so. The professor is also open to questions or concerns by the students.
(2) Any student who has lived in Israel MUST be individually evaluated by the professor to determine their level.