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Complete Your Foreign Language Requirement

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language. The typical sequence of UNCG courses for foreign language is 101, 102, 203, and 204. The College considers successful completion of the 204 course a demonstration of proficiency. Students may place out of one or more courses through a placement test.

UNCG offers the following ten language options that meet the foreign language requirement:
American Sign Language Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Greek Department of Classical Studies

Foreign Language FAQ

Q. I have a documented learning disability and a demonstrable long-standing difficulty learning a foreign language. What are my options?

A. You can learn more about our modified language options here: Spanish Major
Information for those who need assistance beyond our modified language courses should download information about the options detailed here College Foreign Language Appeal.

Q. English is my second language. Do I need to complete the foreign language requirement?

A. For native speakers of languages other than English, intermediate proficiency in English will fulfill your foreign language requirement.  You will be asked to demonstrate your proficiency through one of the methods detailed here FL Waiver Info for students.

Q. I am proficient in a foreign language. Can I test out of my language requirement?

Yes.  Students may schedule a test with the departments listed above if they are proficient in any of the languages taught at UNC Greensboro. Students who are proficient in another language (other than languages taught at UNC Greensboro) have the option of taking a foreign language proficiency test in the desired language through a contact provided by the UNC Language Assembly. If a student’s language is not available they may find a professor from an accredited US College or University who is willing to serve as a certifier. Once the testing process has been completed, the Program Manager at CASA will process the waiver and inform the student by email. You will not receive credit hours by demonstrating proficiency.