Local Coursework Meeting the LOTER

Read These Important Notes Before Scrolling!

~If CSUSM already has an official transcript from another college, but the LOTER is still showing as not "met", complete an ARR correction form

~If you need to send an official transcript, have the college's registrar either mail it directly to Admissions or submit it online 

~If you took a course not listed below, please contact your advisor to help you determine if that cleared LOTER. If requirement has not been marked as "met", you should contact the LOTER Advisor to see if it might.

~Listed below are common area schools students take a language class to meet LOTER. They are listed by school. To search for a language at multiple schools, use your browser's "Find" feature. (For Filipino, search "Tagalog". For Persian, search both "Persian" and "Farsi".)

~The list below shows third and fourth semester/quarter classes that meet LOTER. How you place into that class is up to you and each school.

~Any first or second semester class can be taken at any of the below as preparation for a third semester class.

~Courses that list a class on this page as a prerequisite also meet LOTER.

~As of Fall 2010, online courses meet the LOTER. See below for a sampling! (Prior to Fall 2010, only accepted online class was Span 201 at CSUSM.)

~Courses that do NOT meet LOTER: 1) listed below as not meeting it; 2) online before Fall 2010 (except for CSUSM Extended Learning Spanish 201); 2) name includes "conversation" or "listening" or "writing" or "reading"; 3) ASL course name includes "fingerspelling" or "deaf culture"; 4) 1 or 2 units

Local Schools 

Online Classes

  • Cal State San Marcos Extended Learning
  • Grossmont College 
  • Georgia Perimeter College Portuguese (PORT 2001). (They may have other languages online, in which case email llc@csusm.edu the catalog descriptions.) 
  • National University (A great option if you transferred and have maxed out your CC credits.)
  • Rio Salado Community College, Arizona: 3rd class in the series. Languages offered include: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Navajo, Pima, Portuguese
  • Sacramento State College, Continuing Education: American Sign Language (ASL) 3 (A great option if you transferred and have maxed out your CC credits.)
  • University of Phoenix - No LOTER class, but you can take 101 & 102 as prep for 201!  (A great option if you transferred and have maxed out your CC credits.)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education French Third Semester (U400-203) (Also has First & Second Semester Italian, as prep for 201 elsewhere. (A great option if you transferred and have maxed out your CC credits.)

  • CSUSM (see below for EXTENDED LEARNING)

    ARAB 201(a) - Intermediate Arabic I

    FREN 201 - Intermediate French I

    GRMN 201 - Intermediate German I

    JAPN 201(a) - Intermediate Japanese I

    MANDARIN 201 (MLAN 201) - Mandarin was piloted 2012-2013. Students met the LOTER in one year, with 101 & 102 in the fall and 201 in the spring. For more information, contact the Modern Language Studies Department.

    MLAN 201/201a/201b - Other languages may be offered, in which case any version of 201 will also meet the LOTER.

    SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (including Winter at Extended Learning)
    SPAN 201C - Intermediate Spanish for the Medical Profession
    SPAN 210 - Intermediate Reading and Composition
    SPAN 250 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers (no prerequisite!)
    SPANISH IN SPAINSummer 2014 meets 101 AND 102 - OR meets 201!
    SPAN 421/TA 421 - Spanish Theater in Performance
    SPAN 300 & 400 classes -- EXCEPT 205, 398, 399 -- and MAYBE 266, 366, 395 (only with prior approval of LOTER Advisor)


    CSUSM EXTENDED LEARNING

    Spanish 201 - Intermediate Spanish I. This can be in classroom or online. Go to CSUSM's Extended Learning.

    No Other Extended Learning Class meets the LOTER.


    CUYAMACA COLLEGE

     ASL 220 - American Sign Language III

    ARBC 220 - Arabic III

    ARAM 220 - Aramaic III

    FREN 220 - French 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


    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


    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 Native Speakers II 


    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    (updated 10/20/10; for courses enrolled in prior to this date, please contact the LLC Director)

    THESE ARE ALL ONLINE; THAT IS FINE!

    ARB 201 - Intermediate Arabic II, taken with ARB 201A - Intermediate Arabic II Lab

    CHN 201 - Intermediate Chinese II, taken with CHN 201A - Intermediate Chinese II Lab

    PRS 201 - Intermediate Persian II, taken with PRS 201A - Intermediate Persian II Lab

    LUS 201 - Intermediate Luiseno II, taken with LUS 201A - Intermediate Luiseno II Lab

    SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish I 


    PALOMAR COLLEGE

    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.

    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 144 - Elementary Luiseno IIB
    AIS 154 - Elementary Cupeno IIB
    *The above courses taught by the American Indian Studies Department and are the 4th semester. Unless you place out of first semester(s), you would need 4 semesters to meet LOTER. 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!
    SPAN 201B - Spanish IIIB (formerly SPAN 206)
    SPAN 202 - Spanish IV (formerly SPAN 210)

    *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

    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

    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 COLLEGE, MESA COLLEGE, 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

    ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I

    CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese I

    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 I

    PORT 220 - Intermediate Portuguese I

    SPAN 215 - Spanish for Bilinguals I
    SPAN 216 - Spanish for Bilinguals II
    SPAN 220 - Intermediate Spanish

    PIL 220 - Intermediate Tagalog I


    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

    *Note: No Directed Study course at SDSU meets LOTER.

    *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 CHIN 13) - Beginning Chinese (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    CHIN 20 A,B or C (formerly CHIN 21, 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 JAPN 1C) - Beginning Japanese (Meets LOTER even without "Intermediate" in title.)
    JAPN 20A, 20B, or 20C (formerly JAPN 2A, 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.