Foreign Language

Broward College students seeking an associate in arts or bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate foreign language competence pursuant to Florida Statute 1007.262, Florida State Administrative Code Rule 6A-10.02412, and Broward College Policy and Procedure 4.11.

Students may meet this requirement using one of the options below.


Successful completion of a course at the Elementary 2 level (1121) or higher in one (1) foreign language or American Sign Language.

Broward College currently offers courses in the following languages through the intermediate level: American Sign Language, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish


Successful completion of two (2) credits (i.e., the equivalent of two years) in one (1) foreign language at the secondary (high school) level.


Successful completion of the Elementary 2 level (1121) or higher through one (1) of the following credit-by-exams standardized examinations in one foreign language.

  • Locally Administered Credit-by-Exams:
    • Available in a BC Testing and Assessment Center
      • CLEP
        • Languages available: Spanish, French, and German
  • Credit-by-Exams available during high school
    • Not available for students after they graduate high school 
      • AP
        • Languages available: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese
      • IB
        • Languages available: Spanish, French, German, and Italian
      • AICE
        • Languages available: Spanish, French, and German
  • Other Credit-by-Exam 
    • Availability discontinued in August 2022; however, exams taken prior to the discontinuation are still accepted. 
      • UExcel
        • Language available: Spanish
  • Credit-by-Exam available to certain active duty military members:
    • Only available to those enrolled in the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
      • DLPT
        • Languages available: visit the DLPT equivalency webpage for a comprehensive list of the many languages available

Successful completion of one (1) of the following standardized exams which do not award college credit.

  • Locally Administered Non-Course Credit Test 
    • Available in a BC Testing and Assessment Center
      •  BYU FLATS
        • A minimum passing score (P grade) on Course No. 101 and Course No. 102
  • Externally Administered Non-Course Credit Test
    • Available online through LTI and Examity
      • ACTFL WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) Only
        • A minimum passing score at the Intermediate Low level or higher

Successfully satisfy one of the following criteria.

  • Non-English Diploma or Degree
    • Present a valid non-English high school diploma (including but not limited to students who have earned a GED in Spanish) or higher credential from a foreign country.
  • Completion of EAP Program
    • Completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program requirements by courses or placement test.
  • Postsecondary Credits - Non-English
    • Transfer credits earned at a postsecondary institution where the primary language of instruction is something other than English, transcript must be evaluated in the United States.