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 this semester (Spring 2020) will be given priority. Other students should take the test later in the fall semester. For those who need to take the test, please sign up for an interview time by April 8th at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LWxMPxLXRaZF3d5cauC4OzrG51aWUdRc/view?usp=sharing. The interview will be held via Zoom link https://iu.zoom.us/j/8891596393.
Before the test, make sure that 1) you have stable Internet and access to Zoom, 2) test 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 any questions about the arrangement or encounter any problem during the test, please contact Yingling Bao 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 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 has to be requested through the Department with a valid reason. Students are not allowed to use any aids during the test, including dictionaries, textbooks, notes, cell phone, etc. It is for the student’s best interest if the test reflects their current ability. Within two weeks after the semester starts, 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 need 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 Professor Henghua Su in East Asian Languages and Cultures to discuss an alternate test time.