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The school I am attending doesn't offer the Foreign Language courses I want, what are my choices?

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I go to a rural high school and the only foreign language course offered is Spanish, a language I don't want to learn. I want to get some way for colleges to know that I know German and French. In fact, quite a few scholarships I want to go after involve foreign languages and I feel showing I already know a few would boost my chances of getting them.

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do you ´live in ny by chance? if so you can request a FLACS B exam in german or french which is equivalent to a level 3 high school final; it’s new york’s state exam . see if your state had an equivalent final exam of standardized exam; if you take it and do well that will show on your transcript. look for other official french/german exams online that give you official recognition for taking it and doing well :)

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does your school offer a biliteracy test? These are tests that if you pass you get what is called a "seal of biliteracy" on your high school diploma, and there is a high chance that German and French options on these tests, so ask your counselor. Taking this junior year or early senior year and putting it in the honors section can show that you know these languages. If your school does not offer this, try checking out the ACTFL website and seeing if you can get your school or another organization to give you a test and award you. Good luck!!