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WHAT A LOTER CLASS MUST BE

  • In any foreign language, including ASL. (Global Studies students may not use ASL.)
  • Passed with a “C”, “Credit”, or “Pass”. (A course taken at CSUSM must be taken for a grade to also clear the C3. Courses taken elsewhere for Credit/No Credit also meet the C3.)
  • Taken at any regionally-accredited college or university.
  • Taken either online or in person.
  • Similar to CSUSM's 201 (so includes reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • 3rd-semester, intermediate course of at least 3 units.
    OR
    3rd-quarter, intermediate course of at least 4 units.
    OR
    4th-quarter, intermediate course of 3 units.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • You can place directly into the LOTER class (or the one before it), if you already know a language. You do not have to start from scratch.
  • We offer a free Spanish Bootcamp to review previous studies.
  • ASSIST is a website that shows all the CA Community College classes that match ours. If a class is listed as matching CSUSM's 201 language class, it automatically clears the LOTER.
  • Any higher course that lists a below class as a prerequisite meet the LOTER.
  • Some universities have an expiration on high school prerequisites (for example CSUSM and Mira Costa), and some do not (for example Palomar). If you took your last language class in high school over two years ago, check with the institution below before you assume you can take a 102 or 201 class.
  • These do NOT meet LOTER:
    • Course name has "conversation", "listening", "writing" or "reading"
    • ASL course name has "fingerspelling" or "deaf culture"
    • Language doesn't have fixed grammar
    • Online class before Fall 2010 (except Spanish 201 through CSUSM Extended Learning)

RN TO BSN STUDENTS

RN to BSN students may take the below classes through CSUSM's Extended Learning. 

SPAN 101 (Spring 1; Summer 2)
SPAN 102 (Spring 2; Fall 1. To be allowed to take this class, you need to either have taken first-semester college Spanish with a C or higher, or you were placed into it via the CSUSM Spanish Placement Exam.)
SPAN 201C (Summer 1; Fall 2. Meets LOTER. To be allowed to take this class, you need to either have taken second-semester of college Spanish with a C or higher, or you were placed into it via the CSUSM Spanish Placement Exam.)

RN to BSN students are welcome to classes at a local institution, online, or even at the below one-week in-person program.

ONLINE CLASSES (by language)

Note: There are other classes out there! Feel free to ask the LOTER Advisor about another class you find. It will get added to this list to help other students too!


IN-PERSON CLASSES (by College)

  • Costa Rica

     A private language school in Costa Rica, Conversa, offers Spanish Intermediate I - which is equivilant to Ashland University's SPAN 271: Intermediate Spanish I - which meets the LOTER!  Here is the syllabus.
  • Spain

    CSUSM offers a summer program in Spain. If you are placed into 201 upon arrival, you meet the LOTER!

  • Worldwide

    CSUSM offers a wide selection of study-abroad programs. Most are in English (so you can continue your major) -but if you also you take an intermediate language class or higher while studying abroad, you meet the LOTER! Or you can do language-related study abroad!
  • Antelope Valley College (Palmdale and Lancaster)

    SPAN 110SS - Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

  • Cuyamaca College

    • ASL 220 - American Sign Language III
    • ARBC 220 - Arabic III
    • ARAM 220 - Aramaic III
    • FREN 220 - French III
    • NAKY 220 - Kumeyaay III
    • NA 299 - Selected Topics in Native American Studies MIGHT be accepted, if topic is learning a language and if proficiency is reached. Approval is not guaranteed. Please contact the LOTER Advisor.
    • SPAN 220 - Spanish III
  • Glendale Community College (L.A.)

    • ARMENIAN 103 - Intermediate Armenian I
    • ARMENIAN 104 - Intermediate Armenian II
    • ARMENIAN 116 - Armenian for the Armenian Speaking II
    • CHINESE 103 - Intermediate Chinese I
    • CHINESE 104 - Intermediate Chinese II
    • FRENCH 103 - Intermediate French I
    • FRENCH 104 - Intermediate French 1I
    • ITALIAN 103 - Intermediate Italian I
    • ITALIAN 104 - Intermediate Italian II
    • JAPANESE 103 - Intermediate Japanese I
    • JAPANESE 104 - Intermediate Japanese II
    • KOREAN 103 - Intermediate Korean I
    • KOREAN 104 - Intermediate Korean II
    • KOREAN 116 - Korean for the Korean Speaking II
    • RUSSIAN 116 -  Russian for the Russian Speaking II
    • SPANISH 103 - Intermediate Spanish I
    • SPANISH 104 - Intermediate Spanish II
    • SPANISH 116 - Spanish for the Spanish Speaking 
  • Grossmont College

    • ASL 220 - American Sign Language III
    • ARBC 220 - Arabic III
    • FREN 220 - French III
    • GERM 220 - German III
    • ITAL 220 - Italian III
    • JAPN 220 - Japanese III
    • RUSS 220 - Russian III
    • SPAN 122 - Spanish for the Native Speaker I
    • SPAN 123 - Spanish for the Native Speaker II
    • SPAN 220 - Spanish III
  • Lake Tahoe Community College

    One-Week, In-Person Program , July 30-Aug 3 2018, IF you do all of the following: SPA 122EA Spanish High Intermediate Level III or higher (2.5 units) + one lunchtime mini-course for High Intermediate or higher students (.5 units) + one afternoon mini-course for High Intermediate or higher students (.5 units) + both evening courses (.25 units each), for a total of 4 CSU-transferrable credits. 

    NOTE: This is a self-placed program, so you must ONLY sign up for SPA 122EA or higher if you truly feel ready to pass the class. This class is similar to third-semester at CSUSM, so you should expect to already know materials typically covered in first- and second-semester courses. This document lists on page 2 what is covered in those classes at CSUSM, for your reference.

  • MiraCosta College

    • CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese (First Semester)
    • FREN 201 - Intermediate French (First Semester)
    • GRMN 201 - Intermediate German (First Semester)
    • ITAL 201 - Intermediate Italian (First Semester)
    • JAPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese (First Semester)
    • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish (First Semester) - ONLINE IS FINE FOR ANY OF THESE!
    • SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish (Second Semester)
    • SPAN 203 - Spanish for Native Speakers I
    • SPAN 204 - Spanish for Native Speakers II
  • Mt. San Jacinto College

    • ASL 103 - American Sign Language III
    • FREN 201 - Intermediate French I
    • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    • SPAN 104 - Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 
  • Palomar College

    Note: Palomar offers hybrid (half online and half in person) classes in Spanish 101, 102 and 201 over 8 weeks.

    Note: It can be hard to get into summer classes. Fall & Spring classes are usually fine to get into.

    Note: Fall 2018 Semester at Palomar ends after Fall 2018 Semester at CSUSM. This means that Fall 2018 classes at Palomar will NOT end in time to allow for December graduation (if that is your goal).

    • ASL 205 - American Sign Language III. *This is a rigorous course that will challenge you, to make your skills highly marketable should you choose to pursue further studies/work. NOTE: This is offered ONLINE sometimes.
    • ARAB 201A - Arabic IIIA, taken with ARAB 201B - Arabic IIIB.
    • CHIN 201 - Chinese III
    • CHIN 201A - Chinese IIIA, taken with CHIN 201B - Chinese IIIA.
    • FREN 201 - French III
    • FREN 202 - French IV (formerly FREN 210)
    • GERM 201 - German III
    • GERM 202- German IV (formerly GERM 210)
    • ITAL 201 - Italian III
    • ITAL 201A - Italian IIIA, taken with ITAL 201B - Italian IIIB.
    • JAPN 201 - Japanese III
    • JAPN 202 - Japanese IV (formerly JAPN 210)
    • AIS 207A - Luiseno IIIA (also listed as FL 207A)
    • AIS 266A - Cahuilla IIIA *Note: If you are eligible to take classes at Pechanga, consider taking one of their Language Revitilization courses.
    • SPAN 201 - Spanish III - ONLINE IS FINE FOR ANY OF THESE! Note: Palomar also offers hybrid (half online and half in-person) classes in Spanish 101, 102 and 201 over 8 weeks.
    • SPAN 201B - Spanish IIIB (formerly SPAN 206)
    • SPAN 202 - Spanish IV (formerly SPAN 210)
    • SPAN 211 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
    • SPAN 212 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

    *DO NOT meet LOTER:

    • SPAN 295 - Directed Study in Spanish
    • SPAN 296 - Special Studies in Spanish

    TAG 205 and TAG 206. (These courses are no longer in catalog, but if both courses were taken, they meet requirement.)

  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Language Revitilization

    Classes are offered on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula and accredited through Cal State San Bernardino (official transcript & grade).

    Contact the Pechange Band directly for more information.

    • FLAN Q103 - College Luiseno III (third course in the sequence: 101 & 102 are the prerequisites.)
  • Riverside Community College

    • AML 3 - American Sign Language 3
    • ARA 3 - Arabic 3 (Note: Arabic 101 will not meet requirement, even though it is also subtitled Arabic 3.)
    • FRE 3 - French 3
    • FRE 4 - French 4
    • GER 3 - German 3
    • GER 4 - German 4
    • ITA 3 - Italian 3
    • JPN 3 - Japanese 3
    • JPN 4 - Japanese 4
    • RUS 3 - Russian 3
    • SPA 3 - Spanish 3
    • SPA 3N - Spanish/Spanish Speakers
    • SPA 4 - Spanish 4
  • Saddleback College

    • SL 3 - American Sign Language III. NOTE: This is also offered ONLINE sometimes.
    • ARAB 3 - Intermediate Arabic, taken with ARAB 999B - Arabic Language Lab.
    • CHI 3 - Intermediate Chinese, taken with CHI 999B - Chinese Language Lab.
    • FR 3 - Intermediate French, taken with FR 999B - French Language Lab.
    • GER 3 - Intermediate German, taken with GER 999B - German Language Lab.
    • ITA 3 - Intermediate Italian, taken with ITA 999B - Italian Language Lab.
    • PRSN 3 - Intermediate Persian, taken with PRSN 999B - Persian Language Lab.
    • SPAN 3 - Intermediate Spanish, taken with SPAN 999B - Spanish Language Lab.
  • San Diego Community College District (City, Mesa, and Miramar College)

    • AMSL 215 - American Sign Language Level III
    • CHIN 201 - Third Course in Mandarin Chinese
    • FREN 201 - Third Course in French
    • GERM 201 - Third Course in German
    • ITAL 201 - Third Course in Italian
    • JAPN 201 - Third Course in Japanese
    • LATI 201 - Third Course in Latin
    • RUSS 201 - Third Course in Russian
    • SPAN 201 - Third Course in Spanish
    • SPAN 215 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
    • SPAN 216 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
    • TAGA 201 - Third Course in Tagalog
    • VIET 201 - Third Course in Vietnamese
  • San Diego State University (SDSU)

    • ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I
    • CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese I
    • COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 289 - American Sign Language III
    • FILIP 201 - Intermediate Filipino (Tagalog)
    • FRENC 200 - Intermediate French in Paris
    • FRENC 201 - Readings in French
    • FRENC 210 - French Grammar
    • FRENC 220 - Grammar of Spoken French
    • FRENC 221 - Writing French
    • GERMN 205A - Third Course in German
    • HEBRW 201 - Intermediate Hebrew
    • ITAL 210 - Intermediate Grammar and Composition
    • JAPAN 211 - Intermediate Japanese I
    • SPAN 201 (formerly SPAN 103) - Introduction to Spanish III (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title; equivalent to CSUSM SPAN 201.)
    • SPAN 281 - Intermediate Spanish for U.S. Hispanics
    • SPAN 282 - Intermediate Spanish for U.S. Hispanics
    • RUSS 0200A - Intermediate Russian I (offered by SDSU Extended Studies)
  • Southwestern College

    • FREN 220 - Intermediate French I
    • ITAL 201 (formerly ITAL 220) - Intermediate Italian I
    • JPN 220 - Intermediate Japanese 
    • PORT 220 - Intermediate Portuguese I
    • SPAN 215 - Spanish for Bilinguals I
    • SPAN 216 - Spanish for Bilinguals II
    • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish (formerly 220)
    • PIL 220 - Intermediate Tagalog I
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    • Chinese (Mandarin) 8 - Elementary Chinese Intensive (for beginners to meet LOTER in one summer; considered three courses; 15 units)
    • Filipino (Tagalog) 8 - Elementary Filipino Intensive (for beginners to meet LOTER in one summer; considered three courses; 15 units)
    • Japanese 8 - Elementary Japanese Intensive (for beginners to meet LOTER in one summer; considered three courses; 15 units)
    • Korean 8 - Elementary Korean Intensive (for beginners to meet LOTER in one summer; considered three courses; 15 units)
    • Vietnamese 8 - Elementary Vietnamese Intensive (for beginners to meet LOTER in one summer; considered three courses; 15 units)
    • UCLA also offers regular, 3-unit, intermediate courses in: Chinese (Mandarin), Filipino (Tagalog), Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian and Thai.
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

    *Note about Summer Classes:  
    LISP 5A is equivalent to LISP 1A/1AX.
    LISP 5B to LISP 5B/5BX.
    LISP 5C to LISP 1C/1CX. - This meets the LOTER.
    LISP 5D to LISP 1D/1DX. - This meets the LOTER.

    • LISL 1CX or 1DX - First-Year ASL: Analysis of ASL, taken with LISL 1C or 1D - First-Year ASL: ASL Conversation.
    • LISL 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year ASL: Analysis of ASL, taken with LISL 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year ASL: ASL Conversation.
    • LIAB 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Arabic: Analysis of Arabic, taken with LIAB 1C or 1D - First-Year Arabic: Arabic Conversation.
    • LIAB 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year Arabic: Analysis of Arabic, taken with LIAB 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year Arabic: Arabic Conversation.
    • LIHL 116 - Arabic for Arabic Speakers
    • LIHL 136 - Advanced Arabic for Arabic Speakers
    • Armenian 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Armenian: Analysis of Armenian, taken with Armenian 1C or 1D: First-Year Armenian: Armenian Conversation.
    • Armenian IIAX, IIBX or IICX: Second-Year Armenian: Analysis of Armenian, taken with Armenian IIA, IIB or IIC: Second-Year Armenian: Armenian Conversation.
    • CHIN 10 (formerly CHIN13) - Beginning Chinese (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • CHIN 20 A,B or C (formerly CHIN21, 22 or 23) - Intermediate Chinese
    • LIEO 12S - A high-intermediate/advanced course in Esperanto (summers only)
    • LING 5DS -Fundamentals of Esperanto (summers)
    • LIFR 1CX or 1DX - First-Year French: Analysis of French, taken with LIFR 1C or 1D: First-Year French: French Conversation.
    • LIFR 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year French: Analysis of French, taken with LIFR 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year French: French Conversation.
    • LTFR 1C - First-Year French/Beginning French (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTFR 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year French/Intermediate French
    • LTFR 50 - Intermediate French II: Textual Analysis
    • LIFR 5C - equivalent to 1C/1CX, offered in summer
    • LIFR 5D - equivalent to 1D/1DX, offered in summer
    • LIGR 1CX or 1DX - First-Year German: Analysis of German, taken with LIGM 1C or 1D: First-Year German: German Conversation.
    • LIGR 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year German: Analysis of German, taken with LIGM 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year German: German Conversation.
    • LIGR 5C - equivalent to 1C/1CX, offered in summer
    • LIGR 5D - equivalent to 1D/1DX, offered in summer
    • LTGM 1C - First-Year German/Beginning German (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTGM 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year German/Intermediate German
    • LTGK 3 - Intermediate Ancient Greek
    • JUDA 3 - Intermediate Hebrew, Continued
    • LIHI 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Hindi: Analysis of Hindi, taken with LIHI 1C or 1D: First-Year Hindi: Hindi Conversation.
    • LIHI 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second Year Hindi: Analysis of Hindi, taken with LIHI 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Hindi: Hindi Conversation.
    • LIIT 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Italian: Analysis of Italian, taken with LIIT 1C or 1D: First-Year Italian: Italian Conversation.
    • LIIT 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year Italian: Analysis of Italian, taken with LIIT 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Italian: Italian Conversation.
    • LIIT 5C - equivalent to 1C/1CX, offered in summer
    • LTIT 1C - First-Year Italian/Beginning Italian (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTIT 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year Italian/Intermediate Italian
    • JAPN 10C (formerly JAPN1C) - Beginning Japanese (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • JAPN 20A, 20B, or 20C (formerly JAPN2A, 2B or 2C) - Intermediate Japanese
    • LTKO 1C - First-Year Korean/Beginning Korean (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTKO 2A, 2B, or 2C - Second-Year Korean/Intermediate Korean
    • LIHL 115 - Korean for Korean Speakers
    • LIHL 135 - Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers
    • LTLA 3 - Intermediate Latin
    • Persian 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Persian: Analysis of Persian, taken with Persian 1C or 1D: First-Year Persian: Persian Conversation.
    • Persian 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year Persian: Analysis of Persian, taken with Persian 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Persian: Persian Conversation.
    • LIHL 117 - Persian for Persian Speakers
    • LIHL 137 - Advanced Persian for Persian Speakers
    • LIPO 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Portuguese: Analysis of Portuguese, taken with LIPO 1C or 1D: First-Year Portuguese: Portuguese Conversation.
    • LIPO 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second-Year Portuguese: Analysis of Portuguese, taken with LIPO 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Portuguese: Portuguese Conversation.
    • LTRU 1C - First-Year Russian/Beginning Russian (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTRU 2A, 2B or 2C - Second-Year Russian/Intermediate Russian
    • LISP 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Spanish: Analysis of Spanish, taken with LISP 1C or 1D: First-Year Spanish: Spanish Conversation.
    • LISP 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second Year Spanish: Analysis of Spanish, taken with LISP 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Spanish: Spanish Conversation.
    • LISP 5C - equivalent to 1C/1CX, offered in summer
    • LISP 5D - Fu- equivalent to 1D/1DX, offered in summer
    • LTSP 1C - First-Year Spanish/Beginning Spanish (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    • LTSP 2A - Second-Year Spanish/Intermediate Spanish/Readings and Composition
    • LTSP 2B - Second-Year Spanish/Intermediate Spanish/Readings & Interpretations
    • LTSP 2C - Second-Year Spanish/Intermediate Spanish/Cultural Readings & Composition
    • LTSP 2D - Intermediate Grammar & Composition - Spanish for Native-Heritage Speakers/Advanced Readings & Composition Spanish for Native Speakers
    • LTSP 2E - Advanced Readings & Composition - Spanish for Native/Heritage/Bilingual Speakers
    • Tagalog 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Tagalog: Analysis of Tagalog, taken with Tagalog 1C or 1D: First-Year Tagalog: Tagalog Conversation.
    • Tagalog IIAX, IIBX or IICX - Second Year Tagalog: Analysis of Tagalog, taken with Tagalog IIA, IIB or IIC: Second-Year Tagalog: Tagalog Conversation.
    • LIHL 112 - Filipino for Filipino Speakers
    • LIHL 132- Advanced Filipino for Filipino Speakers
    • Vietnamese 1CX or 1DX - First-Year Vietnamese: Analysis of Vietnamese, taken with Vietnamese 1C or 1D: First-Year Vietnamese: Vietnamese Conversation.
    • Vietnamese 2AX, 2BX or 2CX - Second Year Vietnamese: Analysis of Vietnamese, taken with Vietnamese 2A, 2B or 2C: Second-Year Vietnamese: Vietnamese Conversation.
    • LIHL 114  - Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
    • LIHL 134  - Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
    • MLAN 201 - Intermediate (Language) I This is a generic category for languages offered sporadically at CSUSM.