Eastern requires that all students complete two years of the same language in high school OR one year of the same language at the college level (103 level or higher). Any of the languages offered in Modern Languages & Literatures can fulfill this requirement.
Students with some proficiency in a language taught at Eastern (i.e., Spanish, Japanese, German, and French) should satisfy the requirement by taking classes at the appropriate level. Please, contact the Modern Languages program at firstname.lastname@example.org to take the online free placement test. Upon completing a minimum of 5 upper-division credits of coursework in residency, students are granted the previous credits they didn’t take, up to 15 credits. Students who speak Spanish at home can satisfy the language requirement by taking Span 312 or Span 313. With one of these courses, they will complete their Spanish Minor and their Diversity graduation requirement.
Students who have proficiency in ASL, Level 1, can satisfy the foreign language requirement by taking the ASLPI interview. Please, arrange for the interview individually and submit the certificate to the Program of Modern Languages and Literatures (email@example.com)
Students who have some proficiency in a language not taught at Eastern (e.g. Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Swahili, etc.) can satisfy the requirement by taking the ACTFL oral and written language proficiency tests through Language Testing International (LTI). Eastern Washington University is one of the testing sites serving the state of Washington.
A testing session is organized for the first Friday of every month (except August). Tests are proctored by faculty in Patterson Hall 216. After registering for your tests with LTI, please contact Natalia Ruiz-Rubio at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know about your upcoming tests.