Congrats on 1 year Philodave! Here’s the question. What do you think about this? By ‘this’ I mean the requirement (which is still relatively new) and the exam to demonstrate proficiency (and the e-mail below obviously). Cheers to another year!
CCC Now Offers all Students Seeking an Associate of Arts Degree
the Opportunity to Demonstrate Proficiency in a Foreign Language By Taking an Exam
New Exams Allow Students to Test Out of the Foreign Language Requirement;
Use Their Time and Resources More Efficiently
Chicago – Effective February 1, all City Colleges of Chicago [CCC] students working toward their associate of arts degree have the opportunity to fulfill their foreign language requirement by taking an exam.
In an effort to use their time and resources more efficiently, students may now take an exam to demonstrate their proficiency and test out of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian and Polish.
All CCC campus testing centers now offer ACTFL [American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages] testing. Later this semester, CLEP [College Level Examination Program] testing will also become available to students at the test centers.
Currently, all CCC students pursuing an associate of arts degree must successfully complete eight semester hours of credit in a foreign language.