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Language Requirement and Class Placement

To fulfill the Language Requirement at Skidmore College, all students must complete one course in a foreign language-designated course in the Department of World Languages and Literatures or the Department of Classics. In order to provide the best academic experience, the Department of WLL works toward finding the most accurate placement for each one of its students. Therefore the placement of students in a language course will be determined as follows: 

For students interested in French, German, Italian and Spanish:

No experience

Some experience

Placement

For students interested in Chinese:

No experience

Some experience

For students interested in Japanese:

No experience

Some experience

For students interested in Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese or Russian: Please contact the instructor.


WebCAPE Instructions

WebCAPE Placement Exams for French, German, Italian and Spanish

SCORE PLACEMENT
0–339 French 102, German or Italian 102, Spanish 103
340–390 French, German, Italian, Spanish 203
391 and above French, German, Italian, Spanish courses above the 203 level

 

SAT II Foreign Language Exams

SCORE PLACEMENT
0–490 French 102, German 102, Italian 102, Spanish 103
500–560 Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish 203
570 and above Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish courses above the 203 level

 

ATTENTION - Please read

Any student who deliberately does poorly on the Skidmore language placement exam or who knowingly and willfully enrolls in a class below his/her/their language proficiency level is in violation of the Skidmore College Honor Code and may be referred to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Advising and/or the Integrity Board for further action. Students should be aware that the penalties attached to an academic integrity violation may jeopardize a student's standing at the college. Students should also be aware that those who have committed academic integrity violations are ineligible for college honors, including but not limited to Dean's List, graduation honors and inclusion in certain honor societies. Students who have questions about their placement should speak to their class instructor.

For placement into languages other than French, German, Italian, and Spanish, contact the appropriate faculty in the department of World Languages and Literatures or Classics.

 

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