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FAQs for Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, or Latin

Question: Do I have to take the placement exam?

Answer: Yes, if you have studied French, German, or Spanish in high school and plan to continue, you must take the Placement Exam. There isn't a Placement Exam in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, or Latin but you most complete the placement survey.  


Question: If I have never taken a language what course should I take?

Answer: You would register for an elementary language 1001 course.


Question: If I am interested in taking Arabic, Chinese, Greek, or Italian do I need to take a placement exam?

Answer: No, you do not need to take a placement exam in these languages but you must complete the placement survey.


Question: If I’ve taken 0-2 years of Arabic, Chinese, Greek, or Italian in high school what course should I take?

Answer: You would register for an elementary language 1001 course.


Question: If I’ve taken 3-4 years of Arabic, Chinese, Greek, or Italian high school what course should I take?

Answer: You would register for an intermediate language 2001 course.


Question: If I’m a native or heritage native speaker of Arabic, Chinese, or Italian, for which language course should I register?

Answer: If you are a native or heritage speaker of Arabic, Chinese, or Italian you are not eligible to register in the elementary or intermediate levels of your native language for credit. These courses are designed for students who are beginning the study of the language. Registration in these courses may result in no credit being awarded for the course. You should consult with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 


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