Additional Language Placement Information

Please carefully review the information below regarding placement into specific languages.

Arabic
Unless you hear from Professor Siekert otherwise, you should request ARBI 101. You will have the opportunity to meet with her during new student orientation to adjust your placement, if necessary. If you have other questions about Arabic, please contact Professor Siekert at siekertm@dickinson.edu

Ancient Greek
Unless you hear from someone in the classics department otherwise, you should request GREK 101. You will have the opportunity to meet with a classics professor during new-student Orientation to adjust your placement, if necessary. If you have other questions about Ancient Greek, please contact Professor Mastrangelo at mastrang@dickinson.edu.

Modern Hebrew
To determine the best course level for you, please complete the self-assessment. If your assessment places you in HEBR 201 (Fall) or HEBR 102, 230, 231, 232 (Spring), you must take a placement exam and meet with Prof. Kann during Orientation and to confirm your self-assessment. If you have other questions about Modern Hebrew, please contact Professor Kann at kannn@dickinson.edu.

Japanese
If you are new or a beginner to the study of Japanese, please register for JPNS 101.  You must take the placement test if you would like to take the intermediate level Japanese language course; only students who wish to be placed in JPNS 102 or higher can take the test. The placement test will be administered during Orientation. The placement exam will take place on August 24th, 2017, in Stern 07 from 1:30-2:50. 

If you are not sure about your level, please register for JPNS 101, as you can adjust level after the placement test. The different level courses  are taught during the same time slot, so switching level will not affect your other courses.

If you have other questions about Japanese, please contact Professor Meguro at meguroa@dickinson.edu

Latin
Review this chart for guidance on which course to request if you are continuing with Latin. You will have the opportunity to meet with a classics professor during new-student Orientation to adjust your placement, if necessary. If you have other questions about Latin, please contact Professor Mastrangelo at mastrang@dickinson.edu.

Russian
Unless you hear from Professor DeBlasio otherwise, you should request RUSS 101. You will have the opportunity to meet with her during new-student Orientation to adjust your placement, if necessary. If you have other questions about Russian, please contact deblasia@dickinson.edu