Foreign Language Credit Forms

Language Not Taught at Brandeis:

If you are proficient in a language not currently taught at Brandeis University (including
American Sign Language) and wish to be exempt from the language requirement on the basis of that proficiency:

  • Complete the Petition for Exemption from Foreign Language Requirement in a Language not Taught at Brandeis.
  • Attach a typed a letter, in which you explain the reasons for your petition and describe your education in the language, formal or informal, and the level of your reading, writing, and speaking skills in the language.
  • Provide records and/or documents in support of your petition (e.g., transcripts, course descriptions, TOEFL exam scores, etc…).
  • Please print both petition form and letter and attach ALL supporting documents. Submit to Mrs. Sandra Fallon-Ludwig, Academic Records Specialist, Kutz 121/Mailstop 068.

Should the Registrar’s Office determine that you need to be examined in the language in question, we will help you to contact a competent examiner to take the test. Only students who can show language competence at the intermediate mid level (according to the ACTFL guidelines) and academic knowledge of required grammar at this level will be exempt.

Language Taught at Brandeis:

If you are proficient in a language taught at Brandeis University and believe that you should be exempt from the university foreign language requirement, you must contact the applicable foreign language department to set up an exemption exam.

Language

Contact

French

Hollie Harder
harder@brandeis.edu
x63195
Shiffman 106

Spanish

Jorge Arteta
arteta@brandeis.edu
x62015
Rabb 205

Italian

Paola Servino
servino@brandeis.edu
x63226
Shiffman 101

German

Kathrin Seidl-Gomez
kseidlgo@brandeis.edu
x63299
Shiffman 210

Russian

Irina Dubinina
idubinin@brandeis.edu
x63223
Shiffman 206

Chinese

Yu Feng
yfeng@brandeis.edu
x62961
Mandel 119

Japanese

Hisae Fujiwara
hfujiwar@brandeis.edu
x62976
Mandel 116

Hebrew

Irina Astashkevich
astashk@brandeis.edu
x62974
ASAC 324

Arabic

Carl Sharif El-Tobgui
eltobgui@brandeis.edu
x62071
Lown 206

Latin

Leonard Muellner
muellner@brandeis.edu
x62185
Mandel 214

Ancient Greek

Leonard Muellner
muellner@brandeis.edu
x62185
Mandel 214

When you take the exam, you must provide your SAGE ID# to the examiner. Your SAGE ID# can be found in your student center in SAGE.  Once you log into your student center, click on the box titled, “find my sage id#” at the top right of the screen.

 After you successfully complete your foreign language exam, the instructor or department administrator will notify the Office of the University Registrar.  Student records will be updated within 5-7 business days from the date of department notification.

 If you have any additional questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 781-736-2010 or e-mail registrar@brandeis.edu.