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.

 

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.

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST APPLICATION

Before registering for the Language Proficiency Test, students have to obtain their advisor’s approval to take the test by getting their advisor’s signature on this Language Proficiency Test Application.

The Language Proficiency Test, designed by the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), is an evaluation of a student’s listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in a world language. It consists of a written test and an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). For information about the test content and grading, the student has to contact UPenn at (215) 898-6039 or plc@ccat.sas.upenn.edu.

Because the Language Proficiency Test is the exclusive property of UPenn, any student who wishes to take it must pay a fee (currently $175) directly to UPenn via the official website of the Language Proficiency Test https://plc.sas.upenn.edu/services/languageproficiencytesting/nonpenn . UPenn will not release the examination until this fee is paid.

To register, the student needs to go to https://plc.sas.upenn.edu/services/languageproficiencytesting/nonpenn. When prompted to enter the School and Advisor and Testing Arrangements information, the student should enter the following:

School:                 Florida Atlantic University

Name:                  Kamela Ibrahim

E-mail:                  kibrahim@fau.edu

Phone:                 561.297.3860

Address:              777 Glades Road, CU 232, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Once the FAU proctor has received the registration confirmation and the written test from UPenn, the student will be contacted by the FAU proctor via phone to schedule an appointment for the written test. Once the written test has been completed, the student will be contacted by UPenn to schedule an OPI (Arrangements for the OPI are done by UPenn and the FAU proctor is not involved in it).

The student takes the written test in the testing room of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature (LLCL), which is located on the Boca Raton campus in the Culture and Society Building (CU 97) - room 232, which is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. The student will not take more than 90 minutes to complete the written test. The student is not allowed the use of any outside materials whatsoever during the test.

The student has to demonstrate a proficiency level of “Novice High” or higher on the TWO skills of SPEAKING and WRITING for the FAU Foreign Language Exit Requirement to be waived. The student does not receive any credit.

It may take up to two weeks for the FAU proctor to receive the official Language Proficiency Results report. Once the report has been reviewed by a designated LLCL faculty member, this Language Proficiency Test Application gets endorsed and forwarded to the Registrar's Office for the student's record to be updated.