Placement Testing

“Due to COVID-19 and the safety of all students and staff, all placement exams are online for Chinese, Japanese and Korean for Summer and Fall 2020 classes. 

For all those planning to take CHN, JPN or KOR courses in Fall 2020, please sign up below for our July/August online exams.”

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 and the Petition for Back Credits in Languages). 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.

 

Placement Exam Dates for Summer & Fall 2020:

Please register by completing the Registration Form that corresponds to the language you wish to take 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 the date, time and room number of the exam for which you have registered. Please show up at least 15 minutes in advance.
  • Online placement exams can only be taken once per year.

Japanese Placement Exams

For those taking the Chinese or Korean placement exam, please check your hawaii.edu email at 10:00 am. You will receive an email from eallexam@hawaii.edu at 10:00am. You have 15 minutes to login before the password is changed when the email is sent at 10:00am HST. For those taking the Japanese placement exam, an email will be sent at 10:00am with instructions on taking our Japanese placement exam.

Date  Time  Location
Tuesday, July 28 10:00am Online
Wednesday, July 29 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 4 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 5 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 11 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 12 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 18 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 19 10:00am Online

Chinese Placement Exams

For those taking the Chinese or Korean placement exam, please check your hawaii.edu email at 10:00 am. You will receive an email from eallexam@hawaii.edu at 10:00am. You have 15 minutes to login before the password is changed when the email is sent at 10:00am HST. For those taking the Japanese placement exam, an email will be sent at 10:00am with instructions on taking our Japanese placement exam.

 Date Time  Location
Tuesday, July 28 10:00am Online
Wednesday, July 29 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 4 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 5 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 11 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 12 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 18 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 19 10:00am Online

Korean Placement Exams

For those taking the Chinese or Korean placement exam, please check your hawaii.edu email at 10:00 am. You will receive an email from eallexam@hawaii.edu at 10:00am. You have 15 minutes to login before the password is changed when the email is sent at 10:00am HST. For those taking the Japanese placement exam, an email will be sent at 10:00am with instructions on taking our Japanese placement exam.

 Date  Time  Location
Tuesday, July 28 10:00am Online
Wednesday, July 29 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 4 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 5 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 11 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 12 10:00am Online
Tuesday, August 18 10:00am Online
Wednesday, August 19 10:00am Online