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Results and Class Registration
Students taking proficiency examinations will be required to present evidence that they have developed those abilities and aptitudes expected of students who have taken the course involved. When possible, this evidence should be in the form of recognized standardized tests and must be approved by the school dean and the Director of Academic Services.
Upon passing the examination with a minimal grade of “B,” the student may be given credit toward graduation provided this does not duplicate credit accounted for admission to Lee University and the course is acceptable in his/her curriculum.
Proficiency examinations may not be taken to repeat coursework or be used in lieu of “I” or “F” grades. In order to take a proficiency examination, the student must be enrolled for other courses and may take the proficiency test only once. Credit earned through proficiency and advanced placement shall be recorded with a grade of “P” and will not affect the student’s GPA. Students interested in proficiency credit should inquire with the respective department chairperson for the course.
Native speakers (those educated in target language countries) of Spanish, French, German or Chinese may not receive proficiency credit by examination for either 211 or 212. Native speakers may have their foreign language requirement waived by successfully completing both ENGL 105 or 106 and ENGL 110. Native speakers who minor or major in Spanish or French must begin their coursework with any course numbered SPAN 310, FREN 213 or above. Additional upper-level courses must be taken to complete the required 36 hours in either major.
Heritage speakers (those who learned Spanish or French in the United States, not formally educated in target language country) must pass both a writing exam and a speaking proficiency exam to receive proficiency credit for either 211 or 212. If passed, they begin their minor or major coursework with SPAN 310, FREN 213 or above.
If placed into Spanish or French 212 and are in a B.A. program which requires 6 hours of intermediate language, then your options are:
This is a test of oral and written proficiency. It consists of an ACTFL OPIc (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview- computer mediated) and the WPT (Writing Proficiency Test), both administered officially through Language Testing International.
The test must be taken during the student’s senior year, and these majors must enroll for the Major Field Test during registration. A language assessment fee of $130 will be added to the bill of all French and Spanish majors when they register for the Major Field Test to cover the cost of the test.
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