Foreign Language

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Does Duke have a foreign language requirement?

Yes. You will need to take one, two or three courses in a language other than English, depending on your placement. The Trinity College website explains the requirement and outlines the languages taught at Duke.

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Can I use my AP (IPC, PMC) credits to satisfy the FL requirement?

No, but you can use them as a guide to place into an appropriate level of foreign language.

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How do I know if a course counts toward the foreign language requirement?

You will see an FL as a curriculum code on the Class Detail page on DukeHub.

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How do I figure out my placement in a foreign language?

Go to the Trinity languages page, and click on the department of the foreign language in which you are interested. Do your best choosing a course based on the departmental placement recommendations, and then talk with the instructor the first day to make sure the course is a good fit for you.

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Would a 300-level seminar in a foreign language course satisfy both my FL requirement and a seminar in my first year?

Yes, if the course is listed as a seminar in the course description and has an FL code, it will satisfy both.

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