Foreign Languages
College of Arts and Humanities

Exit Exam

Read the following information carefully.

In connection with Consolidation, the assessment plan was revised. The info on this page presents its new state, effective Spring 2019. Faculty are aware that this is new and that there may be complications, but this shall not be to your disadvantage. Full phase-in is expected to take approximately three years; bear with us during implementation.

What is it?

The Exit Exam (“EE”) is part of the departmental Program Assessment. It helps us–and you–determine if and to what extent program objectives and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) have been achieved.

Who takes it?

The exam is a graduation requirement for Undergraduate majors (B.A. MDLG with a concentration in one or more of the following languages: Arabic/ARAB, Chinese/CHIN, French/FREN, German/GRMN, Japanese/JAPN, Latin/LATN, Spanish/SPAN) as well as for Graduate students (M.A., M.A.T.) (“Comprehensive Exam”).

  • Graduate students must take and must pass the exam.
  • For Undergraduate students, a passing result is not required for graduation. If the student does not pass, he or she will still graduate. If the student completes the exam successfully, he or she will receive a certificate. (Here is how the result is determined for the B.A.).

When and Where?

Date Spring 2019: March 1st, 2019

  • Armstrong Campus: Language Resource Center
  • Statesboro Campus: IT Building, room 3302

How is it done?

Your advisor will enroll you in the 0-credit-hour course “Foreign Language Exit Exam” FORL 5500 (B.A. MDLG undergraduate majors) or FORL 5500-G (M.A./M.A.T. Spanish graduate students). The exam components will be administered in this course through Folio on the day of the exam. You will not receive a grade for the exam and course and neither will it count for or against your hours, gpa, etc. The purpose of this course is simply to register and to administer the exam; consider this page its syllabus and schedule.

What does it look like?

Follow the applicable links in the list below to read about each component and what to expect, and to know how to prepare. Links are to DOCs or PDFs (and open in new windows/tabs). SLO details and measures may vary by degree.

  • Undergraduate Students (B.A. MDLG)
    The Exit Exam features two components (measures): a Speaking Proficiency Assessment (SPA) for SLO 1 Speaking and a Culture Proficiency Assessment (CPA) for SLO 2 Culture.
  • Graduate Students (M.A. and M.A.T.)
    The SLOs for both M.A. and M.A.T. are under review. Eligible students will receive relevant information in their courses and/or from the appropriate graduate faculty.

Can I get more information?

There will be a short orientation via e-mail. If you have questions, contact Ms. Helena Hernández, the Exit Exam Coordinator.

Last updated: 8/12/2019

Department of Foreign Languages
Statesboro Campus: Interdisciplinary Academic Building #2048 • P.O. Box 8081 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5281 • Fax (912) 478-0652
Armstrong Campus: Gamble Hall #105 • 11935 Abercorn Street • Savannah, GA 31419 • (912) 344-2594 • Fax (912) 344-3494