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Learn about the French language and culture!

Along with English, French is the official working language of the United Nations, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the European Community, and more. Today, French is spoken in more than 50 countries by more than 125 million people as their native language, and by a billion more as a second or third language. Come along with the French classes at NWACC and “Parlons français ensemble!”

 

French Placement Information:

Students who wish to place into Elementary II or Intermediate language classes without the proper pre-requisites may do so in one of the following ways:

Take the French CLEP test at NWACC's Testing Center or other testing site.  This reading and listening test takes approximately nine minutes and costs $90.  However, it is important for transfer students to know that not all transfer institutions accept CLEP credit for foreign languages.  

CLEP Examinations Approved

and Accepted by NWACC

NWACC Course

Equivalent

Min Test

Score

NWACC

Credit Hour

French

FREN 1003 & 1013

50

6

French

FREN 2003 & 2013

62

12


For students who have made the minimum score below on an AP language examination may receive the following credit:

AP Examination

NWACC Course

Min Score

French

FREN 1013 & 2003

3C

 

FREN 1013, 2003, & 2013

4C


Students who plan to take exams are urged to do so well before the registration period in order to sign up for the correct level of the target language and plan the rest of their schedule accordingly.