Language Placement Testing

Testing and Procedures

Students with no prior Chinese, Japanese or Korean language experience should enroll in CHN, JPN or KOR 101 (or 111). If your language proficiency is judged to be beyond the 101-level on the first day of class, you will be placed in a higher level course. Students who are placed in 102 or a higher level may complete the language requirement faster and earn up to 16 back-credits, which can be counted toward graduation (Restrictions apply: see the Manoa Back Credit Policy). Students starting from 101 will receive no back-credits. A placement adjustment made in the first week of class does not guarantee a seat in the course appropriate for the student.

Students with prior experience in the language (i.e., formal classroom training, residence in the country of its use, cohabitation with a native speaker, etc.) are required to take a placement test.

Continuing and Incoming UH Manoa students

Students with prior experience in Chinese, Japanese or Korean language and who are new to the UHM program are required to take a placement exam to determine which course is appropriate for each student’s language background and ability.

For Japanese only, taking the placement exam is optional for students who have already earned prerequisite college credits at one of the University of Hawai’i campuses, including community colleges, with a grade of C or better. However, the placement exam is strongly recommended if you are interested in taking advanced courses (300-400 level), if there has been a gap since your last language class, or if you would like a firmer sense of your proper placement.

Note:

    • Students with no prior Chinese, Japanese or Korean language experience should register for CHN, JPN or KOR 101 (or 111). No further steps are necessary.
    • Students who have taken a language course at UH Manoa can simply register for the next class in the sequence.
    • If you are unable to attend one of the following exam dates, please contact our Undergraduate Adviser, Mr. Todd Ashida; eallexam@hawaii.edu, 808-956-2066.

FALL 2015 Placement Exam Dates:

Please use our Placement Exam Registration Form to schedule a date to take the language placement exam. If you are unable to attend one of the available dates for the exam, please contact Mr. Todd Ashida at eallexam@hawaii.edu.

** PLEASE NOTE**
***For Chinese placement only: Please fill out all pertinent information on the link below. The Chinese placement is timed and by completing the information sheet now, it will give you more time for the placement exam.

Please note the date, time and room number of the exam for which you have registered. Please show up at least 15 minutes in advance.
  • Please check your confirmation email to ensure you report to the correct room.
Dates for CONTINUING Students ONLY
Currently there are no more dates available for Fall 2014 Placement Exams

 

Dates for INCOMING & CONTINUING Students Taking Japanese and Korean Placement Exams
 Time Room
August 5 1:00 pm Moore 153A or Moore 257
August 12 1:00 pm Moore 153A or Moore 257
August 19 1:00 pm Moore 153A or Moore 257
For INCOMING AND CONTINUING students taking the Chinese Placement Exam
 July 28 9:00 am Moore 153A
 August 4 9:00 am Moore 153A
 August 11 9:00 am Moore 153A
 August 18 9:00 am Moore 153A
 

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