A fast-track exam is available for Chinese Mandarin, French, Italian. and Spanish.

The Foreign Language Requirement at CSI is proficiency-based. This means that students have to reach a certain level of competency in a language. Many majors require students to attain an intermediate level of proficiency. For a beginning language learner, this will require three sequential semesters of a foreign language (112, 114, 213). Students who have previously studied a language or are heritage speakers may be “fast-tracked” and placed directly in level 114 or 213– or the equivalent Spanish heritage speakers courses (119, 219)– reducing the number of semesters of language study required. Students who have experience with a language should take the placement exam in order to know at which course level to begin their studies at CSI. The placement exam is offered at the Language Lab in Building2S, Room 114.

More information about the Fast-Track Exam, including the schedule, is available online.