Language Placement

Placement

The course level at which students begin their study is determined by several factors. These factors include the following: the number of high-school units complete; language placement examination scores; or, for those with native or heritage competency, faculty evaluation.

Students with more than two high school units of French, German, Spanish, or Latin should take a placement examination by logging in to their mybama account, under Academic tab, in the box titled Admissions, look for“Foreign language assessment” . With the exception of heritage language or bilingual individuals, students placed in intermediate level courses or higher can earn placement credit.

Below please find more information for placement in French, German, and Spanish as described in the Undergraduate Catalog: http://courseleaf.ua.edu/artssciences/modernlanguagesclassics/#fllmajortext

Students with previous work in other languages should see the appropriate undergraduate advisor for placement purposes.

Placement Credit received with grade of “Pass”
FR 101 No prior instruction in French, fewer than one high-school units in French, instruction more than four years ago, or UA placement test.
FR 102 UA credit for FR 101
FR 103 Two or more high-school units of French or FR 101 at another institution, or UA placement test. 
FR 201 Credit for FR 102 or FR 103 or UA Placement test. 
FR 202 Credit for FR 201 or UA placement test.
FR 300 FR 202 or UA placement test.

 

Level Placement Criteria for German
GN 101 No prior instruction in German, fewer than two high- school units in German, instruction more than four years ago, or UA placement test. 
GN 102 UA credit for GN 101 or UA placement test.
GN 103 Two high-school units of German, GN 101 at another institution, or faculty evaluation.
GN 201 Credit for GN 102 or GN 103 or UA placement test. 
GN 202 Credit for GN 201 or UA placement test. 
GN 361 Credit for GN 202 or faculty evaluation

 

 

Level Placement Criteria for Spanish
SP 101 No prior instruction in Spanish, fewer than two high-school units in Spanish, instruction more than four years ago, or UA placement test. 
SP 102 UA credit for SP 101
SP 103 Two high-school units of Spanish or SP 101 at another institution
SP 201 Credit for SP 102 or SP 103 or UA placement test. 
SP 202 Credit for SP 201 
SP 300 Credit for SP 202 or UA placement test.