FAQs

• I had 1/2/3/4 year(s) of French/Spanish in high school/ at another institution. How do I know which class to start with?
Take the placement test: in the portal (my.umassd.edu), click on Student Resources, then click on New Students. Under the New Students section, click on the Placement Testing link.

• How do I fulfill the language requirement?
Earn a passing grade in 202 in a language course at UMass Dartmouth OR pass the placement test OR have satisfactory score on Advanced Placement or CLEP test. This applies only to students earning a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences.

• Do you have tutoring?
Free tutoring is available by appointment in the Foreign Language Multimedia Center, LArts 207.

• Why don't you offer Portuguese?
Portuguese is a separate department. See the Portuguese Department page.

• How do I declare a major or minor in French or Spanish?
Go to the Student Forms section of the Registrar's page and click on Undergraduate Major Minor Concentration Change Form.

• How do I declare a concentration in French or Spanish within the Liberal Arts major?
Go to the Student Forms section of the Registrar's page and click on Undergraduate Major Minor Concentration Change Form.

• What kinds of jobs and careers possibilities are there?
See our Jobs and Careers page.

• How much studying will I have to do outside of class?
A good rule of thumb is to plan on at least two hours of studying outside of class per hour of class.

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