Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

The College of Liberal Arts at Penn State University has evaluated the foreign language program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Our goal has been to transfer courses as direct course equivalents to enable students who have earned credits at DLIFLC to satisfy the foreign language requirement (as resides in the Bachelor of Arts) at Penn State. Where we have not been able to transfer a course directly because we do not offer the language at Penn State, students may still satisfy their foreign language requirement.

DLIFLC courses with numbers of 101, 102 and 201 in the following languages will transfer as direct equivalents to Penn State course numbers 1, 2, 3: Modern Standard Arabic, French, Korean Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, German, Japanese and Portuguese.

Arabic dialect DLIFLC courses with the numbers 101, 102 and 201 will transfer to Penn State as ARAB 197 (special topics courses) because we do not have equivalent courses. Students may use these courses to satisfy their foreign language requirement. The ARAB dialect courses are Arabic Egypt, Arabic Levantine, and Arabic Iraqi.

DLIFLC courses other than the Arabic dialect where Penn State does not offer the language will transfer in as LANG courses. Students may use these courses to satisfy their foreign language requirement. The LANG courses are Persian Afghan, Persian Farsi, Pashtu Afghan, Turkish, Urdu, and Serbian/Croatian.

In a few cases, our language departments were able to equate credits beyond the basic language sequence. These include FR 202 as equivalent to FR 201: Oral communication and reading comprehension. We were able to transfer FR 301, 302 and general international (IL) credits.

A complete list of the course transfers follows:

Table 1: Arabic (Modern Standard)

                                                           

DLIFLC Course

DLIFLC#

DLIFLC Title

PSU Subject

Course #

Credits

PSU Title

AD

101

Elementary Arabic I

ARAB

1

4

Elementary modern standard Arabic I

AD

102

Elementary Arabic II

ARAB

2

4

Elementary modern standard Arabic II

AD

201

Intermediate Arabic I

ARAB

3

4

Intermediate modern standard Arabic

AD

202

Intermediate Arabic II

ARAB

110

3

Arab language, cultures and current topics

AD

210

Intermediate Arabic conversation

ARAB

XFRIL4

3

Transfer IL credit at 400 level

AD

240

History and geo of the AD region

ARAB

XFRIL4

2

Transfer IL credit at 400 level

AD

301

Advanced Arabic I

ARAB

XFRHIL

4

Transfer GH & IL credit

AD

302

Advanced Arabic II

ARAB

XFRHIL

4

Transfer GH and IL credit

AD

310

Advanced Arabic conversation

ARAB

XFRHIL

3

Transfer GH and IL credit

 

          

Table 2: Arabic Dialects

(Note: AE, AP, and DG Arabic courses may satisfy a student’s foreign language requirement)

 

DLIFLC Course

DLIFIC#

DLIFLC Title

PSU Subject

Course #

Credits

PSU Title

AE

101

Elementary Arabic – Egypt I

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AE

102

Elementary Arabic – Egypt II

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AE

201

Intermediate Arabic – Egypt I

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AE

202

Intermediate Arabic – Egypt II

ARAB

297

4

Special Topics

AP

101

Elementary Arabic – Levantine

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AP

102

Elementary Arabic – Levantine

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AP

201

Intermediate Arabic – Levantine

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

AP

202

Intermediate Arabic – Levantine

ARAB

297

4

Special Topics

DG

101

Elementary Arabic I - Iraqi

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

DG

102

Elementary Arabic II - Iragi

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

DH

201

Intermediate Arabic I - Iraqi

ARAB

197

4

Special Topics

DG

202

Intermediate Arabic II  -Iraqi

ARAB

297

4

Special Topics

 

Table 3: Languages with direct equivalent course transfer

 

DLIFLC Course

DLIFLC#

DLIFLC Title

PSU Subject

 

Course#

Credits

PSU Title

CM

101

Elem Chinese – Mandarin I

CHNS

1

4

Level one Chinese A

CM

102

Elem Chinese – Mandarin II

CHNS

2

4

Level one Chinese B

CM

201

Intermediate Chinese – Mandarin I

CHNS

3

4

Level two Chinese A

FR

101

Elementary French I

FR

1

4

Elementary French I

FR

102

Elementary French II

FR

2

4

Elementary French II

FR

201

Intermediate French I

FR

3

4

Intermediate French

FR

202

Intermediate French II

FR

201

3

Oral communication and reading comprehension

FR

 

 

FR

XFR200

1

Transfer credit at the 200 level

FR

301

Advanced French I

FR

XFRIL4

4

Advanced oral communication (IL) Advisers can sub to be FR 401

FR

302

Advanced French II

FR

XFRIL4

4

Advanced grammar and writing (IL) Advisers can sub to be FR 402Y

GM

101

Elementary German I

GER

1

4

Elementary German I

GM

102

Elementary German II

GER

2

4

Elementary German II

GM

201

Intermediate German I

GER

3

4

Intermediate German I

HE

101

Elementary Hebrew I

HEBR

1

4

Basic modern Hebrew I

HE

102

Elementary Hebrew II

HEBR

2

4

Basic modern Hebrew II

HE

201

Intermediate Hebrew I

HEBR

3

4

Intermediate modern Hebrew

JA

101

Elementary Japanese I

JAPNS

1

4

Level 1 Japanese A

JA

102

Elementary Japanese II

JAPNS

2

4

Level 1 Japanese B

JA

201

Intermediate Japanese I

JAPNS

3

4

Level 2 Japanese A

KP

101

Elementary Korean I

KOR

1

4

Level 1 Korean A

KP

102

Elementary Korean II

KOR

2

4

Level 1 Korean B

KP

201

Intermediate Korean I

KOR

3

4

Level 2 Korean A

PY

101

Elementary Portuguese I

PORT

1

4

Elementary Portuguese I

PY

102

Elementary Portuguese II

PORT

2

4

Elementary Portuguese II

PY

201

Intermediate Portuguese I

PORT

3

4

Intermediate Portuguese

QB

101

Elementary Spanish I

SPAN

1

4

Elementary Spanish I

QB

102

Elementary Spanish II

SPAN

2

4

Elementary Spanish II

QB

201

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN

3

4

Intermediate Spanish II

RU

101

Elementary Russian I

RUS

1

4

Elementary Russian I

RU

102

Elementary Russian II

RUS

2

4

Elementary Russian II

RU

201

Intermediate Russian I

RUS

3

4

Intermediate Russian

 

Table 4: Languages that transfer as general credits and may also satisfy foreign language requirements

DLIFLC Course

DLIFLC#

DLIFLC Title

PSU Subject

Course#

Credits

PSU Title

PF

101

Elementary Persian Farsi I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PF

102

Elementary Persian Farsi II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PF

201

Intermediate Persian Farsi I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PG

101

Elementary Persian Afghan I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PG

102

Elementary Persian Afghan II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PG

201

Intermediate Persian Afghan I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PV

101

Elementary Pashtu Afghan I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PV

102

Elementary Pashtu Afghan II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

PV

201

Intermediate Pashtu Afghan I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

TU

101

Elementary Turkish I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

TU

102

Elementary Turkish II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

TU

201

Intermediate Turkish I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

UR

101

Elementary Urdu I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

UR

102

Elementary Urdu II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

UR

201

Intermediate Urdu I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

SC

101

Elementary Serbian/Croatian I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

SC

102

Elementary Serbian/Croatian II

LANG

197

4

Special Topics

SC

201

Intermediate Serbian/Croatian I

LANG

197

4

Special Topics