Foreign Language Class

<p>Is it true that if you're too proficient in the lower language class, the instructor will actually kick you out of the class?</p>

<p>I can speak well, but can't read or write lol. Would they actually kick me out if I sound proficient even though I can't read/write?</p>

<p>True. However you can pretend that you’re not good.</p>

<p>Sent from my SGH-T989 using CC</p>

<p>Hmmm I guess I can do that. I feel like it’ll be hard <_>!</p>

<p>There may be special courses for heritage speakers, depending on the language.</p>

<p>Chinese 1X-10X-100XA-100XB
Chinese 1Y-10Y-100XA-100XB
Korean 1AX-1BX-10AX-10BX-100AX
Spanish 21-22</p>

<p>I think Russian has a heritage series too.</p>

<p>Well, if you discuss it with your teacher, it should be fine. Who cares if the other students think you’re embarrassing them. </p>

<p>(For Chinese, there are scheduled times before the semester to meet with the teachers to discuss which level to go into and plus there’s an online placement exam testing mostly for reading abilities. There’s a bit of listening too, so if you ace only those clips, then clearly you can understand spoken but can’t read.)</p>

<p>haha this happened to my friend! She’s a native japanese speaker and the teacher was like ***?, you shouldn’t be here and bumped her up xD She would have faked it if she knew earlier lolol </p>

<p>But if you can’t read/write, you can tell the prof and they probably won’t do that to you (you don’t really have to do anything if she/he doesn’t call you out though).</p>

<p>Alright, just making sure since I kind of want a gpa booster and learn to read/write without the pressure of being in an upper language class!</p>

<p>More heritage speaker courses:</p>

<p>Russian 6A-6B-106A-106B (as noted above)
Persian 11A-11B</p>

<p>You may want to check with the department to see what the appropriate course is for you.</p>

<p>I had a friend who had this same problem: he was born in Canada and can speak French pretty fluently but is terrible at reading/writing. The French department placed him in French 4, which is second year second semester French. I think it’s languages that use a non-Latin writing system that tend to have courses specifically for heritage speakers. Otherwise, they assume that you can read up on it yourself. What language are you considering, Calicious?</p>


<p>The catalog does not list any Vietnamese language courses for heritage speakers. You may want to ask the department specifically about what course you should take.</p>