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Foreign Language Requirement

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Broward College students seeking an associate in arts or bachelors degree are required to demonstrate foreign language competence pursuant to Florida Statute 1007.262, Florida State Rule 6A-10.02412 and Broward College Policy 6Hx2-4.22. Students may meet this requirement using one of the options below. 

Option 1: High School Courses

Successful completion of two (2) credits (i.e., the equivalent of two years) in one (1) foreign language at the secondary (high school) level. 

Option 2: Broward College Courses

Successful completion of two (2) college courses in one foreign language or American Sign Language. Broward College currently offers courses in the following languages through the intermediate level:

    • American Sign Language, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish 

Option 3: Credit-by-Exams

Successful completion of eight credits in one foreign language on an approved credit-by-exam. For more information, please visit the College’s Credit for Prior Learning webpage.
Broward College accepts credits for the following exams. 
    • CLEP: French, German, and Spanish
      • CLEP exams can be taken at the Testing Center. Click here for more details. 
    • AP: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish
    • IB: French, German, Italian, and Spanish
    • AICE: French, German, Latin, and Spanish
    • DLPT: Albanian, Arabic (MSA, Saudi, Sudanese, Yemeni), Azerbaijani, Cebuano, Chavacano, Chinese, Dari-Afghan, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Norwegian, Pashto-Afghan, Persian (Farsi/Urdu), Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tausug, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, and Yoruba
      • DLPT exams are only available to military members while on active duty and DOD, DOJ, and other government agencies. For additional information on DLPT please visit www.dliflc.edu.

Option 4: Equivalency Exams

Demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency to the elementary 2 level (1121) on one of the following equivalency exams delivered at a Broward College Testing Center; BYU FLATS and ACTFL WPT. Both equivalency exams are available at a Broward College Testing Center for a fee. 

    • BYU FLATS - All languages with a minimum passing score of 101 and 102 Passed (P)
      • Languages Available: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bulgarian, Cakchiquel, Cambodian, Cantonese-Simplified, Cantonese-Traditional, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Fijian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilonggo-Hiligaynon, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Mandarin-Simplified, Mandarin-Traditional, Maori, Mongolian, Navajo, Norwegian, Persian Farsi, Polish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Portuguese-Continental, Quechua, Rarotongan, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Ukranian, Vietnamese, Welsh
    • ACTFL WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) - Only languages in the WPT format at the Intermediate Low level or higher
      • Languages Available: Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian Farsi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
      • Any other ACTFL test formats will not be accepted for equivalency purposes. 

Option 5: Non-English Diploma or Higher Credential

Present a valid non-English high school diploma (including but not limited to students who have earned a GED in Spanish) or higher credential from a foreign country.


Option 6: Completion of EAP Program

Completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program requirements by courses or placement test.


Option 7: Postsecondary Credits from a Non-English Institution 

Transfer credits earned at a postsecondary institution where the primary language of instruction is something other than English, transcript must be evaluated in the United States. 


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