Do you offer discounts?
Returning students from the previous semester benefit from a $25 discount if they sign up at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester. All other students benefit from a $15 discount if they sign up at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester.
Does the program issue refunds?
The program does not issue refunds after the student has attended the first class. A full refund is however issued if the class is canceled for internal reasons (e.g. class cancellation for instance).
Who can attend classes?
Anyone can attend since the Continuing Education Language Program offers non-credit classes for a fee. In other words, these classes are open to the non-FAU population as well as the FAU population.
Can minors attend the Continuing Education Language Program?
Yes they can. However they need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (The guardian or parent is not required to pay tuition and may participate in class.)
Are classes taught in person?
All classes are taught in person, usually in the classrooms of the Culture and Society Building of the Boca Raton campus.
Do I need a parking permit?
The FAU parking policy is as follows: Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p. m. all vehicles, except those covered in subparagraph (5)(a)(2), must park in appropriate designated lots, unless posted otherwise. After 6:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends, vehicles with valid permits may park in any lot unless posted otherwise. Please note that the lots immediately facing the Living Room Theaters are reserved for Living Room Theaters customers and may not be used for parking with permit from 6.00 p.m to 6:00 a.m. Students parking on this specific lot while being a customer of the Living Room Theaters should keep a receipt as proof in order to waive any potential citation.
Which level do I fit in?
The beginner level is open to students who have never studied the language or to students who would like to start from the basics. The intermediate level is open to students who have a basic understanding of the grammar of the language. The advanced level is open to students who have already acquired a functional vocabulary and a robust grammar and are willing to transition to conversational skills. The advanced conversation level is open to students who exhibit some level of fluency of the language and would like to maintain or expand their linguistic skills. Please contact the program director or instructor to find out which level is best suited to your current level.
Which level of Spanish/French do I fit in?
The easiest way to determine your level is to take our Spanish/French Placement test. Please follow these directions:
Go to the following WEBSITE.
Fill in your personal information (Student ID: 12345678).
Take the test (20-25 minutes).
If you scored below 296, we recommend you enroll in Spanish/French beginner.
If you scored between 296 and 349, we recommend you enroll in Spanish/French intermediate.
If you scored between 350 and 440, we recommend you enroll in Spanish/French Advanced.
If you scored above 440, we recommend you enroll in Spanish/French Advanced conversation.
Do you provide certificates of course completion?
All students having attended at least 80% of classes receive a certificate of course completion.
How competent are your instructors?
All our instructors are natives with university-level credentials and several years of experience in the field.
When do your semesters take place?
Our Fall and Spring semesters usually start 4 weeks after the first day of class of the regular academic semester.
Are textbooks needed?
Some instructors do use a textbook which needs to be purchased in addition to the course registration fee, while others develop their own curriculum.