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#.

Mondays, 9-10:30 am CST
6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22

Wednesdays, 12-1:30 pm CST
5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/7

Filipino

The Filipino 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 Filipino (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Dr. Erlin Barnard to register along with your UW ID#.

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.

Please contact Dr. Asif Farooq to register for an Urdu placement test along with your UW ID#.

Hmong

The Hmong 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 Hmong (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Mrs. Choua Lee to register along with your UW ID#.

Indonesian

The Indonesian 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 Indonesian (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Dr. Erlin Barnard to register along with your UW ID#.

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 complete this form to register for a placement test and indicate date and time you want to register. For further information on the Japanese placement test, please read our FAQs.

June 1 (W) | 2-2:30, 2:30-3, 3-3:30, 3:30-4 pm CST
June 9 (R) | 9:30-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11-11:30 am CST
June 21 (T) | 3-3:30, 3:30-4. 4-4:30, 4:30-5 pm CST

July 6 (W) | 2-2:30, 2:30-3, 3-3:30, 3:30-4 pm CST
July 19 (T) | 1-1:30, 1:30-2, 2-2:30, 2:30-3 pm CST

Aug 4 (R) | 9:30-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11-11:30 am CST
Aug 17 (W) | 2-2:30, 2:30-3, 3-3:30, 3:30-4 pm CST
Aug 23 (T) | 1-1:30, 1:30-2, 2-2:30, 2:30-3 pm CST

Sept 1 (R) | 9:30-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11-11:30 am CST
Sept 2 (F) | 9-9:30, 9:30-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11 am CST
Sept 6 (T) | 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11-11:30 am, 11:30-12 pm, 12-12:30, 12:30-1, 1-1:30, 1:30-2 pm 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 Dr. Jaerin Ahn to register along with your UW ID#.

Persian / Farsi

The Persian 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 Persian (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Dr. Fatemeh Mirsharifi to register along with your UW ID#.

Sanskrit

The Sanskrit 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 Sanskrit (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Dr. Jamal Jones to register along with your UW ID#.

Thai

The Thai 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 Thai (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Janpanit Surasin to register along with your UW ID#.

Tibetan

The Tibetan 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 Tibetan (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Jampa Khedup to register along with your UW ID#.

Vietnamese

The Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese (25-30 minutes).  Please contact Hong Dinh to register along with your UW ID#.

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.