Chinese - Testing for placement and proficiency
Due to the current circumstances, the Chinese proficiency test will be held in a different manner. Students who are graduating at the end of the current semester will be given priority. Other students should take the test later in the semester. For those who need to take the test, please sign up for an interview time by November 6, 2020, at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nHgu-TqZlKIo9Fr26CkBu--V78N-SMjE/view?usp=sharing.
The interview will be held via Zoom at https://iu.zoom.us/j/92068810013. Meeting ID: 920 6881 0013.
Before the test, make sure that 1) you have stable Internet and access to Zoom, 2) test your computer's video and audio function, 3) have your IU student ID with you, and 4) have pen and paper ready. The interview takes about 15 minutes, including short listening, speaking, reading and writing questions. If you have questions regarding the arrangements or encounter problems during the test, please contact Xiaoying Liles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHINESE ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST
The online Chinese placement test is offered exclusively for the purpose of class placement, not for proving proficiency. All students enrolled in IU with prior knowledge of Chinese will need to take an online Chinese placement test before registering for their first Chinese class at IUB, to identify the appropriate class to take.
The Chinese placement test is available online at https://foreignlanguageplacement.indiana.edu/. Students can take the test anytime on any computer that has access to the IU network and with a headphone. Students will log onto the site with their IU user name. It is a randomized, timed, test with a 75-minute limit. Students can choose from two versions of the test, with either traditional or simplified characters. A $51 fee will be automatically assessed when logging onto the test. Students are only allowed to take the test one time. A second-time login must be requested through the Department and a valid reason for taking the test a second time must be provided. This information must be provided to Xiaoying Liles at email@example.com. Students are not allowed to use aids during the test, including dictionaries, textbooks, notes, cell phone, etc. It is in the student’s best interest if the test reflects their current ability. Within two weeks after the semester begins, students may receive an interview from the course instructor to verify their placement.
CHINESE PROFICIENCY TEST
Chinese proficiency testing is offered once a semester for students who wish to fulfill their foreign language requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences or World Languages requirement for IUB’s General Education, but who are NOT planning to take a Chinese course while attending the IUB. Please refer to the EALC website for the test date and location.
**Please review the above guidelines for international students and establishment of proficiency before deciding to take this exam. You may be able to submit documents instead of taking the proficiency test.
If you are not exempt and wish to take this exam to fulfill your Chinese Proficiency requirement, please come to the testing location listed above with a pencil and photo ID. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted during the test.
If there is an unusual circumstance and you must take the test before the regular proficiency test at the end of the semester, you should contact Xiaoying Liles in East Asian Languages and Cultures to discuss an alternate test time.