College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Certificates > Language Proficiency Certificate
The Department of Modern Languages offers two certificates to current students and to non-degree seeking students/students-at-large: intermediate (low, mid, or high) language proficiency and advanced (low, mid, or high) language proficiency. Upon completion of the required classes and Written Proficiency Test, the student's certificate will be posted to their DePaul transcripts. Language proficiency certification will allow students to show future employers they are ready to compete in today’s global workplace.
To declare the certificate, students must contact the Department of Modern Languages.
Students will register and pay a fee to complete the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) through Language Testing International, proctored by the Department of Modern Languages, and will receive a nationally recognized level of proficiency based on the standards developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Please refer to the Department of Modern Languages website for more information.
The department offers certificates in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Certificates require a varying number of courses, depending on the student’s incoming language placement and desired level of proficiency.
Test credit and transfer credit are not applicable toward the certificate. All courses to be applied toward the certificate must be completed at DePaul.
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