Placement Tests

Chinese

Heritage Track: For students who have been exposed to Chinese language from home environments, who speak the language with family, or have exposure to hearing the language in the home, you may be able to enroll in our Heritage Chinese courses. An evaluation of your language skills is required. This will be conducted one-on-one via Zoom for roughly 20 min with our language faculty Please e-mail Dr. Tianlu Zhang (tianlu.zhang@wisc.edu) to register.

Traditional Track: For students who have had prior experience studying Chinese as a secondary language, a Chinese placement test will be administered online through Canvas. Students have 90 minutes to complete the test. Please contact Rachel Weiss (rweiss@wisc.edu) to register along with your UW net ID and ID#.

For further information on the Chinese placement test, please click here.

  • Monday, May 24, 31
    12:00-1:30 pm CST
  • Monday, June 7
    12:00-1:30 pm CST
  • Monday, June 14, 21, 28
    9:30-11:00 am CST
  • Monday, July 12, 19, 26
    9:30-11:00 am CST
  • Monday, August 2, 9, 16, 30
    9:30-11:00 am CST
  • Friday, September 3
    1:00-2:30 pm CST
  • Tuesday, September 7
    9:00-10:30 am CST

Hindi-Urdu

Students with prior experience in formally studying Hindi or Urdu must fill out this Background Questionnaire. Though your medium of instruction may have been English, please note the years (or standards) you studied Hindi or Urdu formally through schooling. It is also helpful to know what institution you studied at: ICSE/CBSE/IGCSE/IB/State Board.

If an enrolling student with some background in Hindi/Urdu cannot read or write, the student must automatically enroll in the first semester of Hindi/Urdu to learn the script, after which a placement test can be administered upon request by the course instructor for approval to enroll in a higher-level course.

Japanese

The Japanese placement test takes 30 minutes and will be conducted remotely. Students will receive a Zoom link for the test following their registration. Please contact Rachel Weiss to register along with your student ID#. For further information on the Japanese placement test, please read our FAQs.

Tuesdays (May 25, June 15, July 27, Aug 31)
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 pm CST

Wednesdays (May 19, June 9, July 14, Aug 25)
2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 pm CST

Thursdays (June 10, July 1, Aug 12)
9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 am CST

Thursday, Sept. 2
9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 am CST

Friday, Sept. 3
2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 pm CST

Monday, Sept. 6
10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 am CST

Tuesday, Sept. 7
9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 am CST

Korean

The Korean placement test will be conducted remotely. Students will receive a Zoom link for the test following their registration. The evaluation consists of an oral interview (20-25 minutes) and a short writing in Korean (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Rachel Weiss to register along with your UW ID#.

Wednesday, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 4 pm or 5 pm

Wednesday, July 7, 14, 21, 25 at 4 pm or 5 pm

Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 4 pm or 5 pm

Monday, August 30, at 2 pm, 3 pm or 4 pm

Tuesday, August 31, at 2 pm, 3 pm or 4 pm

Wednesday, September 1, at 2 pm, 3 pm or 4 pm

Other Asian Languages

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 placement, or continuing with the language of your heritage please fill out this questionnaire in order to receive appropriate advising or guidance.