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German Course Enrollment

German Program Comments:

For prerequisite and placement information regarding enrollment in German 1A-2C and upper-division German, please consult the Prerequisite and Placement Information section of the German undergraduate page of the European Languages and Studies website at http://www.humanities.uci.edu/els/german/index.php

Contact the German Language Program Director, Professor Glenn Levine, at glevine@uci.edu, with questions about the German placement test.

PLACEMENT IN GERMAN COURSES

Students who have had no prior experience with German

may enter German 1A.

Students who have taken a German class at UCI

may enter the next level if they have passed the previous level with a grade of C or better. Students may enter the upper-division level if they have completed German 2C with a grade of C or better.

Students who have had any high school German

are recommended to take the online German placement test. Contact the German language program director, Glenn Levine, at glevine@uci.edu, for instructions on taking the online German placement test, or go to the Humanities Instructional Resource Center (HIRC) in HH 269 during their opening hours (M-Th 8-6 and F 8-5; summer hours M-F 8-12) and request to take the German placement test. The test takes one hour to complete. Ultimate placement is at the discretion of the German Language Program Director or the instructor.

Students who have taken courses in German at another college or university

who wish to enroll in a German course must take a copy of their college transcripts to their UCI academic counselor in order to receive authorization to enroll in the next course.

Students who graduated from a high school in a German-speaking country

must take a copy of their transcripts to the German language program director, Glenn Levine (glevine@uci.edu), HIB 225, to determine where they should be placed.

A student who received a score of 3 on the Advanced Placement (AP) German exam

is eligible to enroll directly into German 2A. A student who received a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement German exam is eligible to enroll directly in the German 101-105 series.

Students who have met the UCI language other than English general education requirement with German SAT Subject Test scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, or Advanced Placement (AP) examination

and plan to enroll in a German course at UCI are recommended to take the German placement test. Contact Glenn Levine (glevine@uci.edu), HIB 225, to schedule the test.

Refreshing your language knowledge and skills

If it has been a while since you have taken German course work, you may wish to review your high school or college material before the quarter begins. You also may consult the following textbook used in first-year language classes:

Lovik, T.A., Guy, J.D., & Chavez, M. (1997). Vorsprung: An Introduction to the German Language and Culture for
Communication
, Updated Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Suggestions for study:

Review your high school or college textbooks, as well as the tests you took for these courses. Spend time rewriting assignments and rereading texts from the last year of German you completed.

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