Language Program

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At The Ohio State University there are many language options from which to choose. The French and Italian Department offers not only language skills at a beginning level, but also immersion into the widespread cultural heritage of the two languages. The Beginning Language Program is perfect for students looking to satisfy their GE Foreign Language Requirement or for students who would like to begin studying French or Italian. The Beginning Language Program consists of French or Italian 1101-1103. This three-course sequence satisfies the GE Foreign Language Requirement

Placement Test

Students who have had formal instruction of French or Italian prior to entering OSU will take a Placement Test. Most incoming freshmen take the test during orientation. If you need to take the placement test outside of orientation, or if you would like to learn more about the test, please see French and Italian Placement Testing.

Transfer Credit

Students who have received college credit for French or Italian courses at another institution should refer to EM/Transfer Credit Information.

Courses

Courses within the Beginning Language Program are offered in a variety of formats. Any version of a course satisfies the GE requirement or the major/minor prerequisite.

French

French 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103.01 - Beginning French I, II, and III Classroom (4 credit hours)

  • These classes meet on campus for all scheduled class time.

French 1101.21, 1102.21, 1103.21 - Beginning French I, II, and III Distance Learning (4 credit hours)

  • These classes meet regularly via virtual synchronous meetings, and follow a similar schedule to the classroom version of the courses. There are no in person meetings.

French 1101.61, 1102.61, 1103.61 - Beginning French I, II, and III Individualized Instruction Distance Learning (4 credit hours)

  • French Individualized Distance Learning allows students to complete course material entirely online. Students work at their own pace in this program and can register for 1-4 credit hours per semester

French 1155.01 - Beginning French Review Classroom (4 credit hours)

French 1155.21 - Beginning French Review Distance Learning (4 credit hours)

  • These classes meet regularly via virtual synchronous meetings, and follow a similar schedule to the classroom version of the courses. There are no in person meetings.

Italian

Italian 1101.03, 1102.03, 1103.03 - Beginning Italian I, II, and III Blended (4 credit hours)

  • Students attend class three days/week and complete the equivalent of the work of one class period online.

Italian 1101.61, 1102.61, 1103.61 - Beginning Italian I, II, and III Individualized Instruction (4 credit hours)

  • Italian Individualized Instruction is an online alternative to the classroom track. Students work at their own pace in this program and can register for 1-4 credit hours per semester.