Statement on Foreign Language Competence

TO THE APPLICANT: The Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature relies on competence in foreign languages. Ordinarily, applicants are not admitted without at least one acceptable foreign language, and a start on a second is highly recommended. Since language competence is sometimes difficult to ascertain from transcripts and other application materials, you are requested to make a more precise statement of your foreign language training and ability by filling out the form below. This form is to be printed out and submitted by mail.

Please describe your competence in each language through some sort of descriptive phrase, such as as "read with dictionary," "fluent," "native speaker," etc.

Name:
FIRST FOREIGN LANGUAGE (specify):
Describe competence:
How was language ability acquired?
What plans do you have for further study or improvement of this language?
 
SECOND FOREIGN LANGUAGE (specify):
Describe competence: 
How was language ability acquired? 
What plans do you have for further study or improvement of this language?
 
THIRD FOREIGN LANGUAGE (specify): 
Describe competence: 
How was language ability acquired? 
What plans do you have for further study or improvement of this language?
 
Other Languages?  
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