Academic program

Entering students are assigned to the appropriate level in language courses according to the following criteria: their performance on the SAT II or Advanced Placement Test of the College Entrance Examination Board taken in high school, relative proficiency based on length of previous study, and/or after consultation with an appropriate member of the department.

Incoming students with previous knowledge of German should complete the German Language Placement Questionnaire on the departmental website (https://www.bates.edu/german-russian/academics/german/language-placement/) to determine the appropriate German course to take.

Incoming students with previous knowledge of Russian should complete the Russian Language Placement Questionnaire on the departmental website (https://www.bates.edu/german-russian/russian-language-placement/) to determine the appropriate Russian course to take.