In order to graduate, you must be able to function at an intermediate level in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in a foreign language. You may satisfy this requirement in several ways:
You may study a language at Brandeis. When you complete a 30-level course with a passing grade, you will have satisfied the language requirement.
If you scored
- 4 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam in language or literature, or
- 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Levels Exam,
you have completed the language requirement. We encourage you to continue your studies in French and Francophone, Hispanic, or Italian Studies.
3. If you have an intermediate-level of proficiency in French, Spanish, or Italian but lack academic documentation, please contact the Director of the Language Program (see below). You may be eligible to take the Proficiency Exam.
4. If you grew up speaking Spanish at home but lack reading and/or writing skills, you may enroll in HISP 108a, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, to fulfill the language requirement. In addition, this course serves as a gateway to upper-level Hispanic Studies courses (HISP 111 and above depending on your level of proficiency).