Modern Language Levels

Which Modern Language Level Should You Take?

If you have previously studied a Modern language, you may be able to start at a higher level. Before registering for a Modern Language class, use the information below to help you determine which level would be most appropriate for you. 

Previous Language Coursework

In general, 2 years of High School language is equal to 1 semester at Delta College.

If you have taken the following: Level Enroll in this level at Delta College…
Less than 2 years of high school language 1 Spanish 1, French 1, ASL 1, German 1, Chinese 1, Japanese 1, Italian 1
At least 2 years of high school language with a grade of “C” or higher 2 Spanish 2, French 2, ASL 2, German 2, Chinese 2, Japanese 2, Italian 2
At least 3 years of high school language with a grade of “C” or higher 3 Spanish 3/*3A, French 3, ASL 3, German 3, Chinese 3, Japanese 3, Italian 3
At least 4 years of high school language with a grade of “C” or higher
OR: AP Language exam with a passing score on the AP exam
4 Spanish 4/*4A, French 4, ASL 4, German 4, Chinese 4, Japanese 4, Italian 4
AP Literature and/or a passing score on the AP exam 5 Spanish 5, French 5
  • To fulfill transfer requirements for CSU General Education, CSU IGETC and UC IGETC, you need a 2nd semester (level 2) course in the language.
  • In some cases, a third semester (level 3) of the language may be required. Please check with a counselor for the most up-to-date requirements.

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