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.