A Hub for Language Learning!
The Dr. Daniel Morris Language Center provides a comfortable environment where you can pursue your language studies outside of class. Join one of our conversation groups, come for tutoring in the language you are studying, come to study on your own, or hang out with other language students and tutors. The Language Center, located in Central Hall 270 (upstairs), has computers, conversation tables, and a variety of print and media resources to enhance language study.
Please note: Central Hall is currently being remodeled. Tutoring is available in the Modular Building or vía Zoom
See individual hours below to schedule an appointment with a tutor.
* Tutoring is not available the first week of term, during finals week, or over the summer.
The Language Center is open to all students currently enrolled in courses at SOU.
Tutoring is available on a drop-in basis for students enrolled in 100, and 200 level courses. Students can meet with tutors to engage in conversation groups, get help on homework, prepare for tests and more.
Please contact Amanda Lopez for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Language Placement and Credit Buy Back
Spanish and American Sign Language Placement
Who needs to take it?
Students who are interested in taking Spanish AND have studied/or are proficient in the language. At this time, ASL courses do not require a placement test. Please contact Steve Wasserman email@example.com if you have previous ASL experience and would like to be placed higher than ASL 101. Students completing a BA degree are required to have two years of a world language. Spanish and American Sign Language study will enhance any major and open doors to opportunities with the local Hispanic and Deaf communities. Spanish students often study abroad and complete local and international internships, enhancing opportunities for employment.
When should I take the test?
Sometime before you sign up for your first Spanish class at SOU. New students for the Fall term should take the placement test before coming to Raider Registration during the summer.
Can I buy back credit for language courses below my placement?
If you earn a B- or better in the course you placed into, you can apply to buy credit ($100 per course*) from the language department within one term of finishing the language course. For example, if you place into and pass Spanish 202 with a B- or better and go to the language department within a term, you can pay to have Spanish 101, 102, 103, 201 transcripted for a total of $400 for 16 credits. Please note: These credits are specific to SOU. If you are planning to transfer to another institution, please call the Registrar at that institution to determine if the credits will be accepted.
Applications and more information are available in the offices of Spanish and ASL. Please contact Dr. Anne Connor for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application will be denied if a student: a) previously received credit for the course at this or another university; b) challenged the course and received an NP or c) completed courses at a higher level of competency.
*Course cost is subject to change.
When and where is Spanish placement testing offered?
Spanish placement testing is available online. You can take it any time, anywhere, if you have a computer and internet connection. The test generally takes about 30-40 minutes and does not include an oral component. NOTE: This is a free service to all SOU students.
Log on to:
Create an account using your SOU email address.
Placement scores are good for one year. If you feel you did not place into the level you thought you should you can contact Dr. Anne Connor email@example.com for an oral assessment.
If you experience difficulty, please contact Dr. Anne Connor at 541-552-6743 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The placement exam does NOT demonstrate proficiency. It CANNOT be used to replace the admissions or BA language requirement. Students must complete a course or courses.