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.
    • You are allowed to take the placement exam once per academic year.

 

SPRING 2018 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 all students taking our placement exam: Click on the link below. You will need to sign in using your UH username and password. Click on the language exam you will be taking, then fill out the “Language Placement Survey”. Our placement exams are 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.
  • Online placement exams can only be taken once per year.

Dates for CONTINUING Students ONLY

Japanese Placement Exams

Placement Exam begins at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:45 am.

Date  Time  Location
Wednesday, October 25 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, October 31 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 1 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 7 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 8 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 14 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 15 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, January 2 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, January 3 10:00am Moore 153A
Thursday, January 4 10:00am Moore 153A

Chinese Placement Exams

Placement Exam begins at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:45 am.


 Date Time  Location
Wednesday, October 25 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, October 31 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 1 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 7 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 8 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 14 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 15 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, January 2 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, January 3 10:00am Moore 153A
Thursday, January 4 10:00am Moore 153A

Korean Placement Exams

Placement Exam begins at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:45 am.


 Date  Time  Location
Wednesday, October 25 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, October 31 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 1 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 7 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 8 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, November 14 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, November 15 10:00am Moore 153A
Tuesday, January 2 10:00am Moore 153A
Wednesday, January 3 10:00am Moore 153A
Thursday, January 4 10:00am Moore 153A
 

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