All students are expected to enroll in courses at the highest level appropriate
to their prior experience. Advisors in the School of Languages, Literatures and
Cultures invite any and all queries related to placement. Please review the per
unit placement guidelines herein, as well as within specific course descriptions.
Some exceptions may be granted in cases of a lapse of 4-5 years. For information
about language departments, see www.languages.umd.edu/
NOTE: If you have taken an advanced placement exam in a foreign
language contact the appropriate department to determine at which course
level you should enroll.
Contact Dr. Alaa Elgibali: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who wish to register for FREN 101-203
must do so in accordance with the guidelines below. Exceptions may be granted
only by written permission of the course chairperson. A student whose knowledge
of French as deemed by the course chair person to be above the level of
the course requested by the student may not take that course except on
an audit basis. The French Department does not offer placement testing.
For further assistance please contact the Language Supervisor at 301-405-4024.
- French 101: For students who have never studied French or who have studied
less than two years in high school
- French 102: For students who have completed FREN 101 on this campus.
- French 103: For students with two years of high school French. This is
a review of work normally completed by the end of Level 2. Students will
not receive credit for FREN 103 if they have already received credit for
- French 203: For students whose high school transcript shows completion
of Level 3.
Students who wish to register for Spanish
101- 211 must do so in accordance with the guidelines below. Any exception
necessitates permission from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Students must present their high school transcript for proper placement
on the first day of class if they wish to enroll in SPAN 101, 102, 103,
201 or 202. See individual course description for more details.
A student whose knowledge of Spanish as deemed by the undergraduate
advisor or the course chairperson to be above the level of the course requested
by the student may not take that course except on an audit basis. Students
who have taken the equivalent of 201 at another institution, are deemed
to have satisfied the language requirement for Arts and Humanities.
Students will not receive credit for SPAN 103 if they already have credit
for Spanish 102. When a student receives credit for any course above 102,
he/she will not receive credit for any course, which precedes it if it
is in the same sequence. For example, if a student has credit for SPAN
311 (Advanced Conversation), he/she may not receive credit for SPAN 211
(Intermediate Conversation), if taken subsequently.
Consult the Placement List below to determine the appropriate Spanish
level you may register for. Please consult the Department Advisor for additional
- Spanish 101: 0 years of Spanish; Level 1 Spanish; Level 2 Spanish
with a grade of C or below
- Spanish 102: Spanish 101 at the University of Maryland or equivalent
course at another university; Level 2 Spanish with a grade of A or B (preferable
placement is SPAN 103)
- Spanish 103: Level 2 Spanish with a grade of A or B; Level 3
Spanish with a grade of C or below; Native speakers or majors of another
- Spanish 201: Spanish 102 or 103 at the University of Maryland
or equivalent course(s) at another university; Level 3 Spanish with a grade
of A or B; Level 4 Spanish with a grade of C or below
- Spanish 202 or 211: Spanish 201 at the University of Maryland
or equivalent course(s) at another institution; Level 4 Spanish or higher
with a grade of A or B
- Spanish 206: For students who speak Spanish (e.g. have grown
up speaking Spanish, have lived in a Spanish speaking country) but have
little or no formal courses in Spanish
- Spanish 207: Spanish 202 or concurrent registration in Spanish
Non-majors are required to have an interview
with the program placement advisor (Ms. Jung Jung Lee or Mr. David Branner), before they will
be permitted to enroll for any Chinese language course (except CHIN 213,
313, 314, 315, 403, 404, 421 and 422.)
German and Spanish Placement Schedule
During the semester there
will be placement testing in Room 0106, Shoemaker Building. Bring a picture
I.D. in order to be admitted. All other times call Dr. Adelstein 301-314-7688
for an appointment.
Testing for Fall 2001: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.
and Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.