The students are expected to perform at the Advanced or Superior level, as defined below. If they fail to do so, they may be re-tested after further preparation.
ADVANCED (Level 3)
The students can demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of, as well as appreciation for the principal customs, patterns of thought, beliefs and values of one or more of the cultures associated with the language. They are familiar with some of the great works of the language's high culture. They also understand well their own culture and can compare it to the target culture. They may continue to prefer most aspects their own culture but have a certain degree of tolerance for even the more controversial aspects of the target culture.
SUPERIOR (Level 4):
The students can demonstrate a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of one or more of the cultures associated with the target language. They appreciate esthetically or morally some of the beliefs or values of the culture and may have assimilated them, even though they may view others somewhat critically. They are familiar with the primary great works of the language's high culture, and they can compare the various levels of the target culture with their own.