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Foreign Language Requirements

Students must meet the provision of Florida Statute 1007.262 regarding the statewide foreign language requirement as an exit requirement of the baccalaureate degree. Students must have completed two sequential foreign language courses in high school or at the postsecondary level (8 semester hours). American Sign Language I and II is an approved sequence per Florida Statute 1007.2615.

For students who are proficient in a foreign language through means other than high school or college instruction, the student may choose to show proficiency through a faculty evaluation of a student's native language. The faculty member must be a native speaker of the language to be evaluated.

  1. Student downloads the Faculty Evaluation of Students Native Language form and submits the form to the Bachelor's Degree Office.

  2. Bachelor's degree programs office identifies a native speaker of the language. If a native speaker cannot be located among Palm Beach State College faculty, the student cannot use this procedure.

  3. Faculty member assess the student's writing, reading, speaking and listening skills and completes the evaluation form.

  4. The faculty member submits the form to the Bachelor's Degree Office.

  5. If the faculty member has certified the highest level ability on all four categories on the form, the Bachelor's Degree office will update the student's records that the foreign language requirement has been satisfied and the form will be scanned to the student's electronic file.

Got a question about the foreign language requirement? Speak to an advisor - contact info on Bachelor's home page.

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