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Placement Tests

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures requires that students with any prior knowledge of the languages taught in our department (e.g. Chinese, Japanese and Korean), and who plan to enroll in our language classes, take a placement test before enrolling in a language course.  

Prior Experience in an Asian Language

If you are a student with prior experience in an Asian language (e.g., self-taught, learned in elementary, middle or high school, or learned from family, relatives or friends, etc.), and seek advise about foreign language requirements, retrocredits, or continuing with the language of your heritage please fill out this questionnaire in order to receive appropriate advising or guidance.

Chinese

Our department administers a computer based Chinese placement test throughout the year. This test will be given on campus only. Please contact Rachel Weiss (rweiss@wisc.edu) to register.  When emailing please provide your campus ID. For further information on the Chinese placement test, please click here. 

  • January 11, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 274 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • January 17, 2017 (Tuesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • January 20, 2017 (Friday, Room 274 Van Hise Hall, 1:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • February 17, 2017 (Friday, Room 274 Van Hise Hall, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm)
  • April 14, 2017 (Friday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • May 4, 2017 (Thursday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • June 8, 2017 (Thursday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • June 15, 2017 (Thursday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • June 28, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • June 30, 2017 (Friday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 1:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • July 12, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • July 25, 2017 (Tuesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 2:00-5:00 pm)
  • August 9, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • August 15, 2017 (Tuesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • August 16, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • August 23, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • August 30, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • September 1, 2017 (Friday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 3:30 - 6:30 pm)
  • November 15, 2017 (Wednesday, Room 250 Van Hise Hall, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)


Japanese

To schedule your placement test, contact Prof. Naomi Geyer <nfgeyer@wisc.edu> for questions regarding the Japanese placement test.  Please provide your past Japanese language experience.


Korean

The placement test will be an oral interview (20-25 minutes) and a short writing in Korean (25-30 minutes).  To schedule your placement test, contact Prof. Byung-jin Lim <byungjin.lim@wisc.edu>, head of the Korean Language Program. Please provide your past Korean language experience.

  • January 26, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • February 23, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • March 30,2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • April 27, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • September 7, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • October 5, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • November 2, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
  • December 7, 2017 (Room 1214 Van Hise, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday)
     

For questions regarding the placement into other languages offered in the department. Please fill out the Background Questionnare.