Language Requirements

All students must complete a two-semester sequence to satisfy the language requirement. No one can "place out" of the language requirement (although students who score a 4 or 5 in the Advanced Placement exam for their language may take only 1 course rather than 2 in that language to satisfy the requirement). Depending on a student's past experience with the language and the results of the placement exam, a student can satisfy the LADR with the following sequences: 115 and 116; 116 and 217; 217 and 218; 218 and one upper level course; or 2 upper level courses. Students with more than one year of high school foreign language experience and who wish to continue that same language at Hanover MUST take the placement exam administered by the Department of Modern Languages before enrolling in a language course. Students of French, German and Spanish can place into 115, 116, 217, 218 or above (2xx). Students of Spanish who have had three years or more of High School Spanish must start at 116 or above depending upon placement exam results.. Students who place into 218 or above 218 (2xx) must follow the sequences listed below, depending on their language of study.

French
If a student places into French 218, he/she must take the following sequence:

  • French 218
  • Any of the following: French 227, 228, * 239, 240, 320

If a student places above French 218, he/she must take the following sequences:

  • Any one of the following: French 227, 228, *, 239, 240, 320
  • Any one of the following: French 227, 228, 239, 240, 310, 311, 320, 332, 335, 336, 360, 423

German
If a student places into 218, he/she must take the following sequence:
1) 218
2) any one of the following: 227, 228*, 230, 235, 260

If a student places above 218, he/she must take two of the following in any order:
227, 228*, 230, 235, 260, 325, 327, 360, 431

Spanish
If a student places into 218, he/she must take the following sequence:
1) 218
2) 227 or 228*

If a student places above 218, he/she must take the following sequence:
1) 227, 228*
2) any one of the following: 230 or 231 (preferred), or 260 or 319 or 320

By-pass credit opportunity: Students who place directly into 218 (French, German or Spanish), and who earn a grade of B or better for the course will receive credit for 217 upon application to the Registrar. Students who place above 218 (French, German or Spanish) and who subsequently enroll in an advanced level course and earn a grade of B or better will receive credit for the appropriate prerequisite course upon application to the Registrar.

*Please note that in all three languages, after taking 227, 228 cannot be taken for credit.