World Languages and Cultures Requirement

All students must demonstrate world languages and cultures proficiency at the elementary level. Students may demonstrate proficiency in any one of the following ways:

  • completing successfully at Bethany the first two courses of a basic language sequence (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish)
  • performing at an acceptable level on a Bethany College written placement test in one of the above languages
  • attaining the “Novice High” level of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview
  • earning a 3, 4 or 5 score on the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Test in the language
  • completing successfully at a high school or college the first two courses in a language other than French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish
  • placing, as the result of one of the tests listed above, in the second course of one of the basic language sequences at Bethany and enrolling in and successfully completing that course
  • showing evidence of being a native speaker of a language other than English

Students with documented disabilities are offered accommodations and modifications on a case by case basis in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.