FAU

Foreign Language Requirement Forms

 

Application for Proof of Foreign Language Proficiency - Student whose secondary or post-secondary curriculum was taught in a foreign language fills in the top section of this application, obtains the signature of an advisor in his/her college, encloses official school records and English translation, and submits it to the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature (LLCL) for evaluation. LLCL is located in the Culture and Society Building (CU 97) - room 232 and operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5:00.

Typically within two weeks after application submission, student is notified with LLCL decision via email. The Registrar's Office as well is notified with LLCL decision to update student's record. Upon approval of application, student satisfies the Foreign Language Exit Requirement and does not receive credits.

Examination for Foreign Language Proficiency - Student is given a passage, written in the foreign language selected in the application at the first-year college level, and is expected to complete an English translation in a maximum of two hours with the help of a print self-provided dictionary, but not any kind of electronic tool or resource. In order to pass the exam, student translates the entire passage, with no gaps or omissions, and with an absolute minimum of grammatical or other errors which obscure or misrepresent the content of the original passage. No student failing the exam is allowed to retake it. Student passing the exam satisfies the Foreign Language Exit Requirement and does not receive credits. Student takes the exam in the testing room of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature (LLCL), which is located in the Culture and Society Building (CU 97) - room 232 and operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. After obtaining advisor's approval, student stops by or calls LLCL at 561.297.3860 to schedule an appointment. Typically within two weeks after taking the exam, student is notified with the results via e-mail. The Registrar's Office as well is notified with student's results to update student's record.

Student fills in the top section of the application and obtains the approval of an advisor from his/her college to take the exam before scheduling an appointment with LLCL. Student holds on to the form and submits it to LLCL at the time of examination. No student is allowed to take the exam without the form and/or advisor's signature.

FLATS Application - The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) is a computerized multiple-choice language examination designed by Brigham Young University (BYU) to cover the knowledge and skills that would be acquired during the first three semesters of college-level language courses. It has three testing areas: listening, reading, and formal grammar. There is no speaking portion.

Because FLATS is the exclusive property of BYU, any student who wishes to take it must pay a fee (currently $50.00) directly to BYU via the official FLATS website https://flats.byu.edu/signupall.php?x=8. BYU does not release the examination until this fee is paid.

Student is given two and a half hours to complete the test.

Student is not allowed the use of any outside materials whatsoever during the test.

Student is not provided with sample test or questions.

Student passing the FLATS satisfies Florida Atlantic University Foreign Language Exit Requirement and does not receive credits.

Student failing the FLATS can retake it after six months with the proper registration and payment of fees.

To register, student goes to: https://flats.byu.edu/signupall.php?x=8

When prompted to enter Proctor Information, student enters the following:

Name: Kamela Ibrahim
Department: Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature
Institution: Florida Atlantic University
Address: 777 Glades Road, CU 232
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.3860
E-mail: kibrahim@fau.edu

When proctor receives via e-mail a registration confirmation with the information to log into the examination page, student is contacted via phone to schedule an appointment.

Student takes the examination in the testing room of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature (LLCL), which is located in the Culture and Society Building (CU 97) - room 232 and operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5:00.

It takes up to two weeks for proctor to receive the official FLATS scores report via mail.

Upon reviewing the FLATS scores report by a designated LLCL faculty member, proctor notifies the Registrar's Office with the results via e-mail to update student's record.

 Last Modified 8/25/17