Dec 08, 2023  
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Basic Second Language Proficiency Certificate


This certificate is administered by the Department of World Languages and Literatures .

The Basic Second Language Proficiency Certificate allows students to acquire a second language to reach a basic proficiency level and to focus on understanding cultural knowledge related to the people where this second language is spoken. The certificate provides preparation for students from a variety of disciplines to work more effectively with others in their future workplaces - whether those workplaces are in business, higher education, government or non-profit agencies. The certificate can enhance the general education of any student.

Consists of 19 credits

Required Courses


Complete first four semesters of a world language offered at UWSP including Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.

  • At least one of the courses in the following sequences must be taken at UWSP.
  • If you have enough retro-active credits to cover the sequence and your placement is above this level, take a 300-level language course at UWSP. To receive retro-active credits, you need to earn B- or above in this course.
  • For languages not offered at UWSP (e.g., Hmong), an official ACTFL oral proficiency test score of beginning high may be substituted.

UWSP Course Sequences


Chinese: CHIN 101 , CHIN 102 , CHIN 200 , CHIN 201  

French: FREN 101 , FREN 102  FREN 211 , FREN 212  

German: GERM 101  GERM 102 , GERM 211 , GERM 212  

Japanese: JAPN 101  JAPN 102   JAPN 211  JAPN 212  

Russian: RUSS 101 , RUSS 102 , RUSS 211 , RUSS 215  

Spanish: SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 211 , SPAN 212