Foreign language study provides an entrance into another culture and its way of thinking, as well as illuminating one's native language.
All student who speak English as a primary language can satisfy the Luther College language requirement in one of the following ways:
Students whose primary language is not English are exempted from the foreign language requirement; they may not earn academic credit by completing language courses in their primary language.
Depending on your previous experiences and your language proficiency, you can satisfy the language requirement with one, two, or three courses.
Every language students is required to take a placement test for all courses above 101. Placement tests for most languages are online. The admissions office will inform you about how to access the placement test.
Please talk to your instructor as soon as possible in case you think that the result of the placement test does not reflect your language abilities. Your instructor will help you find the right course for you.