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Foreign Language Requirement and Placement

To fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement at Skidmore all students must complete one course in a Foreign Language designated course in the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures or Classics. The course must be appropriate to the student's level of language expertise determined as follows: 

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

For students placing above 203 in French: Students placing above the 203 level typically enroll in either FF 206 (French Cultural Conversation) or FF 208 (Writing in French).  We strongly recommend that students planning to continue studying French, particularly those considering a French minor or major, begin with FF 208 since it is required for majors and minors and serves as a foundation for the rest of the curriculum.   FF 206 counts toward the major as an elective.

WebCAPE Placement Exams for French, German, and Spanish

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

 

SAT II Foreign Language Exams

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

 


 

  WebCAPE Instructions

 Placement according to your WebCAPE score is determined as follows:

SCORE

PLACEMENT

0 - 339 French 102 German 102 Spanish 103
340- 390 French, German, Spanish 203
391 and above French, German, Spanish courses ABOVE the 203 level

 

 

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