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Foreign Language Requirement

The Department of World Languages and Literatures is your go-to place for learning how to satisfy PSU’s foreign language requirement.  Please review the information below then select your language.  The system will guide you through your options.  The Department of World Languages and Literatures is located in 491 Neuberger Hall and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 


Options for Meeting the Second Language Degree Requirement

  1. For the BA or MA second year language requirement: if you have completed two years of college-level language, please bring a copy of your transcript and this form, completed, to the WLL main office.
  2. For the PSU Admission Requirement or 102 proficiency: if you have completed two years of high school-level language or two quarters of college-level language, please bring a copy of your transcript and this form, completed, to the WLL main office.
  3. If you are a native speaker of a language other than English and completed high school in your native country, please bring us a copy of your high school diploma and this form, completed. This will meet the Admissions, BA, MA or International Studies second language requirement.

Note:  Students who meet the 4 credits of language requirement through a non-credit exam, TOEFL score, or otherwise demonstrating language competency, must make up these 4 credits within the Arts & Letters distribution area.  If you have questions about the distribution of these 4 credit hours, please contact your academic adviser. (Refer to: http://www.pdx.edu/advising/bachelor-arts-bachelor-science-bachelor-music-bachelor-fine-arts)

For all other testing options for meeting the BA or MA second-year language requirement, please fill out this form, then select your language from the menu below.

Albanian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Japanese       
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Amharic    
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Korean       
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Arabic        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Kurdish   
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
ASL        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Latin       
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Armenian    
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Latvian           
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Bulgarian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Lithuanian           
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Cambodian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Malagasy           
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Cebuano            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Malay          
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Chinese: Cantonese            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Mongolian           
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Chinese: Mandarin        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Norwegian        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Chinuk Wawa        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Pashto            
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Croatian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Persian        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Czech            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Polish            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Danish        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Portuguese, Brazilian        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Dutch            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Portuguese, Continental            
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Estonian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Romanian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Farsi (See Persian) Russian            
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Fijian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Samoan            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Finnish        
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Serbian                
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
French    
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Non-Credit: Proctored Webcape 
•    Credit: CLEP
Somalian
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Georgian           
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Spanish
•    Non-Credit:  Proctored Webcape 
•    Credit: CLEP
German
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: CLEP
Swahili        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Greek: Ancient        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Swedish        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam 
Greek: Modern        
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Tagalog            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Haitian Creole            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Tahitian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Hebrew (Modern)    
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Thai            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Hmong            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Tongan            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Hungarian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Turkish            
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Icelandic            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Ukrainian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Ilonggo/Hiligaynon            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Urdu    
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
Indonesian            
•    Non-Credit: BYU FLATS exam
Vietnamese    
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam
Italian
•    Non-Credit:  Language Proficiency Exam
•    Credit: Credit by Exam