Intermediate German Proficiency Certificate

The Intermediate German Proficiency Certificate* offers students a language certificate at the intermediate level as proof that they are sufficiently proficient** to interact with native speakers in a basic everyday context and within standard cultural norms, whether abroad or in the United States.

Please note that this certificate is available only to currently matriculated Drexel students.

Program Requirements

The Intermediate German Proficiency Certificate* offers students a language certificate at the intermediate level as proof that they are sufficiently proficient** to interact with native speakers in a basic everyday context and within standard cultural norms, whether abroad or in the United States.

The Intermediate German Certificate requires a minimum of 8-20 credits*** including the successful completion of the required course, GER 202. Students can choose from the following courses:8.0-20.0
German I
German II
German III
German IV
German V
Advanced Writing and Speaking
Total Credits8.0-20.0
*

Only students who place at or below the GER 202 level are eligible for the Intermediate German Proficiency Certificate.

**

The proficiency certificate is based on standardized outcomes set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL, actfl.org).

***

Demonstrated proficiency through Drexel's placement test in GER 101, GER 102, GER 103, and/or GER 201 may reduce the number of required credits to a minimum of 8.0. (Note that completion of placement test[s] do not count toward academic credit.)

The required credits for the certificate is determined by placement level:

*For students who place into:

101 – 20 credits

102 – 16 credits

103 – 12 credits

201 – 8 credits

202 – 8 credits (student has to take 310 as well)

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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