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Department of Global Studies and Languages
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8067
Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209

Phone: 208-282-3630
Fax: 208-282-3098
E-mail: glbstdy@isu.edu

Requirements for a Basic Certificate in a Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (18 credits)

Students take the following courses in their chosen language:

1101, Elementary I (or equivalent; 4 credits)
1102, Elementary II (or equivalent; 4 credits)
2200 (or other 2000 course; 2 or more credits)
2201, Intermediate I (or equivalent; 4 credits)
2202, Intermediate II (or equivalent; 4 credits)

Requirements for an Advanced Certificate in a Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (21-24 credits)

Students seeking the Advanced Certificate in Language must complete 24 credits in the chosen language, 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000-level, and must get a minimum score of Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL OPI (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages’ Oral proficiency Interview). Please see a department advisor for more information on the ACTFL OPI.

Students take the following 18 credits:

1101, Elementary I (or equivalent; 4 credits)
1102, Elementary II (or equivalent; 4 credits)
2200 (or other 2000 course; 2 or more credits)
2201, Intermediate I (or equivalent; 4 credits)
2202, Intermediate II (or equivalent; 4 credits)

Students complete 6 upper division credits in their chosen language from the following:

3301, Conversation and Composition I (3 credits)
3302, Conversation and Composition II (3 credits)
3303, Professional French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (3 credits)
3300, Intensive Conversation (3 credits)
Additional upper division credits in the language (3 credits)
(note: The 3300 Intensive Conversation course may be waived if the candidate earns an Intermediate High or above on the ACTFL OPI. If the 3300 conversation course is waived by the required score, the student may graduate with 21 credits. If the student does not earn the minimum score of Intermediate High, the student must complete 24 credits as indicated above. Please speak to an advisor.)

*For more information please visit the Global Studies and Language section of the Course Catalog.*