Second Language Goal

Second Language Goal


One of Bloomsburg University’s General Education (MyCore) Goals is the Second Language Goal which requires students to demonstrate basic communication in a second language.

• If you have studied Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish previously and wish to satisfy the Second Language Goal by demonstrating proficiency in one of these languages, you must take the short (20-40 minute) Foreign Language Placement Test in order to determine which language course to schedule. While you can take the placement test at any time during the year, it is recommended that you take the placement test as soon as possible.

• Satisfying the Second Language Goal via the Foreign Language Placement Test earns students the two associated MyCore General Education Points, but does not earn credits towards graduation.

• To schedule the foreign language placement test, please register through this link: https://www.bloomu.edu/opa/placement_language.

• Check your BU e-mail address for confirmation of your scheduled test date.

• If you have not studied a second language previously, or if you wish to start fresh with a new language, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish, please contact Professor C. Donahue, cdonahue@bloomu.edu, Department of Languages and Cultures, (570) 389-4714 or Mrs. Anderson, manderso@bloomu.edu.

• Students may also take American Sign Language 1 (ASLTERP 155) to satisfy the Second Language Goal. For more information concerning ASL 155, please contact Dr. Bentley-Sassaman, jbentley@bloomu.edu.

Sincerely,

Sheila Dove Jones, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President
Office of Planning and Assessment
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
2207 McCormick Human Services Center, Suite 2203, Second Floor
Bloomsburg, PA 17815