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FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT

If you’re wondering if there's a foreign language placement test at Clark, there isn't!

However, there is a Language and Culture Perspective requirement as part of the Program of Liberal Studies. The most common way to fulfill this requirement is with a course or course sequence of your choice in foreign language study.

Many students choose to continue in a language in which they have skills and knowledge. Others choose to begin a new language or take a course that fulfills the Language and Culture Perspective requirement but isn't a foreign language class.

If you have studied a foreign language previously and plan to continue it at Clark, your placement will be based on the number of years of language you have taken in high school.