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User: FSS
Date: 3/1/2011 11:04 am
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Can you use college courses in a particular language to gain language points?

Is it possible to get points for Swiss German?

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Re: Language Points
User: visit
Date: 3/1/2011 12:00 pm
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As a follow-on to this, is there a list online somewhere that shows how many points are available by language?

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Re: Language Points
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User: PAB_SME
Date: 3/1/2011 1:15 pm
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If you receive a score of S-2 or higher in the Foreign Service Institute-conducted telephone test in any one of the Super Critical Needs Languages or Critical Needs Languages, you will receive 0.4 additional points (0.5 for Arabic) that will raise your ranking on the Register. Candidates who score successfully in other languages will receive 0.17 additional points on the Register; click here to determine the level of proficiency (88kb, pdf) required to earn 0.17 additional points.  For additional information, and a listing of super-critical/critical languages, please click here and then see section entitled "Foreign Languages."http://careers.state.gov/officer/selection-process

Points are not awarded for college language courses.  You would need to pass the FSI language test to gain the extra points.

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Re: Language Points
User: Liz L
Date: 3/9/2011 6:56 am
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For an explanation of the different levels of proficiency mean, see the International Language Roundtable site: http://www.govtilr.org/

This will break down, for example, what a "S-2" in speaking actually means in terms of grammar, vocabulary, ect.

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Re: Language Points
User: Visitor
Date: 11/14/2011 9:24 pm
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Can you use college courses in a particular language to gain language points?

Is it possible to get points for Swiss German?

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Re: Language Points
User: Visitor
Date: 3/13/2012 3:16 am
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If a specialist candidate received a passing score from FSI for one of the languages on the list as part of language training for USAID, can that person receive the extra points without taking the phone test?
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Re: Language Points
User: Visitor
Date: 7/16/2013 8:08 pm
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Hello.

What is the total possible score that these bonus points are added to. For example, the average score on the FSO written exam is around 50. Adding .37 points to this doesn't really seem worth the effort. What I'm asking is, how significant of a boost is it?

Thanks
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Re: Language Points
User: Visitor
Date: 7/16/2013 8:10 pm
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Hello.

What is the total possible score that the bonus points are added to? For example, the average score of the FSO written exam is around 50. A boost of .37 points doesn't really seem worth the effort. What I'm asking is, how much of a bonus is it?

Thanks
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Re: Language Points
PAB_SME
User: PAB_SME
Date: 7/16/2013 9:33 pm
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Bonus language points are not added to the Foreign Service Officer Test score. They are added to the Oral Assessment score. Please click here where you can link up to info/details:
http://careers.state.gov/officer/selection-process#forlang
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Re: Language Points
User: Ellen
Date: 3/9/2011 5:36 pm
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I speak a critical needs language and a non-critical one.  Could I get points for each language I speak?

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