Placement: If a student has had more experience with the Spanish language than what is considered typical for the course (including native speakers and heritage speakers, e.g., individuals who have grown up speaking a language other than or in addition to English), that student will be required to meet with the Program Coordinator for a language assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of course for that student. The assessment consists of a verbal interview in which progressively more advanced linguistic structures are used. If a student does well in this interview, he or she may be asked to write a short essay in order to determine his/her writing level. This method is consistent with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). No student may remain in a course for which the faculty member deems him/her to be too advanced based on the previously explained procedure.