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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Spanish Language (SPANLANG) Courses

Students who have never studied Spanish before should enroll in SPANLANG 1. Students registering for the first time in a first- or second-year course must take a placement test if they had any training in Spanish before entering Stanford. All entering students who have not taken the Spanish Language Advanced Placement (AP) Exam and received a score of 4 or 5, or who have not taken the SAT II with a score of 630 or above, must take Part I (written) of the placement test online during the summer at, followed by Part II (oral), to be administered on campus September 17, 2008. Students who have passed the language AP exam with a 4 or 5 or the SAT II with a 630 or above are exempted from the written test, but must take the oral on September 17, 2008 in order to determine their correct placement. Students who have taken the Spanish Language Advanced Placement (AP) and received a score of 5 are eligible for 10 units of credit in Spanish. Consult the "Language Center" section of this bulletin or for further information. Completion of SPANLANG 2A, 3, or 41C fulfills the University language requirement. Students who grew up in homes where Spanish is spoken should take the placement assessment for the special series of courses (21B,22B,23B) designed for these speakers. The bilingual series fulfills the language requirement at Stanford. Potential home-background speak-ers should complete the questionnaire found at, and attend the assessment for potential home-background speakers administered on September 17, 2008. A grade of 'C' or better is required to enter the next course in a language sequence. Language courses may not be repeated for credit and must be taken in sequence. Second-year students may alternate between the cultural emphasis (11C,12C,13C) and international relations (11R,12R,13R) series if done so in sequence (11,12,13); however, a student may only take one of each level in these series.

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