IV. Non-Native Languages

Policies

To meet the Non-Native Language requirement students must do one of the following:

  1. Four courses in high school in a single or multiple non-native languages, including American Sign Language, with a grade of C or better or (FL 150 and FL 100 respectively).
  2. Two courses at ISU in a single or multiple non-native languages (see policy below) or,
  3. Two course, from an accredited college or university, in a single or multiple non-native languages, including American Sign Language or,
  4. Completion of English as a Second Language curriculum.
    1. FL 200 + 103 A and B, or 103 B, and completion of ENG 105

Students who took non-native languages in high school, but did not take four courses in a single or multiple non-native languages earning a C or better may take the language placement test at ISU to see if they can place into a non-native language class at a higher level. If they take the higher level course and earn a C or better, they will have met the requirement.

Students with a certified learning disability must work with the Languages, Literatures, and Linguistic department and the Student Academic Services Center to meet the Non-Native Language requirement.

Requirements

  1. Four courses in high school in a single or multiple non-native languages, including American Sign Language, with a grade of C or better or,
  2. Two courses at ISU in a single or multiple non-native languages, (select from 101 and 101, or 101 and 102) or,
  3. Two courses, from an accredited college or university, in a single or multiple non-native languages, including American Sign Language or,
  4. Completion of English as a Second Language (this is only for students who are non-native English speakers).
    1. BANNER CODE 200 + ESL 103A and B, or ESL 103 B, and completion of ENG 105.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding and/or expression of meaning through listening, speaking, reading, and writing using appropriate grammar and vocabulary.
  2. Critically examine issues of cultural differences, societal values and relationships, and evaluate one’s own culture and value systems through comparison and contrast to the target language and culture.
  3. Develop a basic understanding of another language and its cultures, and
  4. Use the target language in developing an understanding of the world today.

Skill Applied Learning Requirements

  1. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  2. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  3. Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.

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