World Languages and Cultures

Information for incoming transfer students

  1. 1st and 2nd year courses in the Foreign Languages department are offered sequentially. This means that 151 and 251 are offered in Fall, 152 and 252 are offered in Winter and 153 and 253 are offered in Spring.
    151 – First Year152 – First Year153 – First Year
    251 – Second Year252 – Second Year253 – Second Year
  2. Because the classes are sequential, they build on each other and cannot be taken out of order unless you test into a higher level within the sequence.
  3. Some languages are offered as an intensive, 15-credit sequence in the summer.
  4. The CLEP exam can be taken in French or German to obtain credit for either first or second year (depending on proficiency).
  5. In Spanish, if you place into 300 level classes, you need to take 341 (for non-heritage speakers) and 345 (for heritage speakers) in FALL because they are the pre-requisites for most all other upper division courses. The only way to get into courses in the Winter or Spring is to take 341/345 in Fall.
  6. If you have any questions, please speak with an advisor as soon as possible.
    NameLanguageOffice #Phone NumberEmail
    Jer LoudenbackASLLANG 102CN/
    Yuanxia LiuChinese LANG 102ON/A
    Michael JohnsonFrench LANG 102I(509)
    Laurie MoshierGerman LANG 102G(509)
    Josh NelsonJapaneseLANG 102O(509)
    Volha IsakavaRussian LANG 102F(509)
    Rodney Bransdorfer SpanishLANG 102(509)
  7. For ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Russian placement testing please send us an email at  For Spanish placement testing please click here.