Foreign Language Equivalencies

Academic credit for proficiency in a foreign language may be granted through an Oral Proficiency Interview. The procedure is standardized in order to assess global speaking ability, measuring language production holistically by determining patterns of strengths and weaknesses. The proficiency levels are established by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language.

Language Testing International provides Oral Proficiency Testing for hundreds of languages. If you wish to earn credit for your proficiency in a language other than Spanish, click here for detailed instructions to register for the test.

For more information, contact Debbie Berho.

A maximum of 30 semester credits may be earned at George Fox University through examination or other non-classroom credit procedures. This includes all alternative credit opportunities.

General Foreign Language Exams

Language Level I
(Afrikaans, Dutch, French, Haitian Creole,
Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian,
Spanish, Swahili, Swedish)
Intermediate Low MLAN 101 - 4 credits
Intermediate Mid MLAN 102 - 4 credits
Intermediate High or Above MLAN 201 and 202 - 8 credits
Language Level II
(Albanian, Amharic, Bengali, Bulgarian,
German, Modern Greek, Hindi, Indonesian,
Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Urdu)
Intermediate Low MLAN 101 - 4 credits
Intermediate Mid MLAN 102 - 4 credits
Intermediate High or Above MLAN 201 and 202 - 8 credits
Language Level III
(Cambodian, Czech, Hmong, Modern Hebrew,
Hungarian, Lao, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croat, Slovak,
Tagalog, Turkish, Thai, Ukranian, Vietnamese)
Intermediate Low MLAN 102 - 4 credits
Intermediate Mid MLAN 201 - 4 credits
Intermediate High or Above MLAN 201 and 202 - 8 credits
Language Level IV
(Arabic, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin)
Intermediate Low MLAN 102 - 4 credits
Intermediate Mid MLAN 201 - 4 credits
Intermediate High or Above MLAN 201 and 202 - 8 credits

Spanish 301 & 302 Challenge Exam

Students may earn credit for SPAN 301 and SPAN 302 by demonstrating proficiency in reading, oral, and written Spanish. Instructions for the SPAN 301/302 Challenge Exam (administered by the Foreign Languages Department) can be found here.