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Center for Language Studies
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Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602




  • Where do I go to sign up?

    Simply create a profile by clicking on the My Profile tab and enter your BYU NetID and password.

  • Where can I get information on the program?

    This website is designed to have all the information you need to work your way through the program. If you have other questions, email us at

  • What courses are required?

    Three language courses are required for the program—one in civilization, one in language, and one in literature. Go to the Course Options tab and select your language to see the options.

  • Is there a restriction as to the majors of students that can participate in the certificate program?

    Any matriculated BYU student (both undergraduate and graduate) seeking any degree may participate in the program. This program is designed to give all students who speak one of the offered languages (whether or not you are seeking a degree in that language) this opportunity.

  • What languages are eligible?

    Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tagalog.

  • What are the costs associated with the certification process?

    Your assessments will be covered by a scholarship provided by a generous donor to BYU. The Cost of the Assessments - $199 (OPI: $134 / WPT: $65) IMPORTANT NOTE! If you are 10 minutes late or miss your appointment, there will be a $55 “no-show” charge that will automatically be assessed to your student financial account.

  • Will qualifying courses that I have previously taken count towards the certification requirement?

    You must take the required coursework as a current undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student at BYU-Provo.

  • Will getting a language certificate help my pursuit for higher education and/or career opportunities? (Why should I get a language certificate?)

    Having learned a second language, you have developed a skill that, regardless of your choice of study and career, could place you leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. That could mean the difference between employment and unemployment. The Language Certificate helps you show prospective employers and schools your level of expertise.

  • Where can I learn more about the proficiency assessments?

    Please see the links to LTI's frequently asked questions pages found on "The Process" page of this website.

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