Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics
... you are a major or minor in one of our programs,
... or are thinking about studying abroad in a country where one of the languages we teach is spoken,
... or have questions about the placement test,
... or just want to learn more about our programs and student opportunities,
... we are here to answer your questions!
If you are majoring or minoring in one of our programs, contact our departmental administrative assistant, Holly Brevent, to be assigned an academic advisor in that program. All UVM students should have an academic advisor in their major, but you may on request have a secondary advisor in your minor or 2nd major of a double major.
Study Abroad Advising:
If you are planning to take one or more of our languages while on study abroad, the transfer advisor for that language can help you select your classes and evaluate how they will transfer back to UVM.
- French Transfer Advisor: Professor Meaghan Emery
- Italian Transfer Advisor: Professor Antonello Borra
- Spanish & Portuguese Transfer Advisors: Professor Ignacio López-Vicuña or Professor Tina Escaja
Language Placement Advising:
For French or Spanish, you must take the online language placement test and enroll in the course level recommended. The test must be taken within 4 months of enrolling in your first Spanish or French course at UVM. Anyone enrolling without taking the test, or enrolling below the recommended course level, will be disenrolled by the registration system and asked to take the test prior to course sign-up. UVM's placement test is the most widely used in the country, and typically provides accurate placement; however, if you believe you were placed improperly, speak with your instructor. If the instructor believes you should be placed at a different level, s/he can authorize a level change.
If you're planning to take Italian or Portuguese: Most students who study Italian and Portuguese at UVM begin their study of the language here by enrolling in our elementary (001) level course. If you arrive at UVM with prior knowledge of the language, please consult with one of our language instructors to assist you with choosing the right course.
Last modified September 20 2012 11:08 AM