Modern Languages Department
The goal of the Modern Languages department at Taylor University is to develop highly proficient communicators with adept social and literary understanding of modern languages and cultures. Degrees are offered in Spanish and French. The program prepares students to work in teaching, translation, missions, governmental work, social service agencies, and cross-cultural outreach programs.
Language Placement Testing
Before taking a Spanish class,
1) Students who would like to test out of all or part of the language sequence can do so by passing a CLEP exam per the established guidelines or by taking the Spanish Placement Exam. Students with a strong background in Spanish are encouraged to take the Spanish Placement Exam.
2) Students who do not want to take the placement exam will be placed into a Spanish course by the Registrar’s Office based on the following criteria: 1 full year of high school Spanish – SPA 101; 2 full years of high school Spanish – SPA 102; 3 full years of high school Spanish – SPA 201; 4 full years of high school Spanish – SPA 202.
In 2012-2013, Taylor will offer second year French only. Before taking a French class,
1) Students who would like to test out of all or part of the language sequence can do so by passing a CLEP exam per the established guidelines or by taking the French Placement Exam. Students with a strong background in French are encouraged to take the Placement Exam.
2) Students who do not want to take the placement exam and have had 3 years or more of French will be placed into a French course by the Registrar’s Office based on the following criteria: 3 full years of high school French – FRE 201; 4 full years of high school French – FRE 202.
Placement testing will be offered on Monday 8/27/12 at 9:00 am in Reade Center 140. Placement testing will also be offered on Wednesday 8/29/12 at 4:00 pm and on Thursday 8/30/12 at 10:00 am, also in Reade Center 140. Students wishing to take the test should watch for instructions for registration in the “Announcements” emails around the first of August that come to University email addresses. In order to register to take a placement test, students will need a Taylor University ID number.
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Commencement activities at Taylor University are scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the Kesler Student Activities Center. An expected 491 graduates are expected to receive degrees during the event, which begins at 10:00 a.m.
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