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Placement

Placement Testing Dates

227 Folwell Hall

Summer 2017
Friday, June 9 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 30 10:00am – 12:00pm

Friday, September 1 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Spring 2018
Friday, January 12 3:00pm – 5:00pm

All students are required to take a placement test unless they have previously completed Chinese language courses at the University of Minnesota. No sign-up is needed for taking the Chinese placement tests—simply arrive ten minutes before testing time. 

If you want to prepare for the test, please take a look at Integrated Chinese. These books are available at the University Bookstore in Coffman Union. You will be tested on listening, speaking, grammar, and reading comprehension.

Placement tests are held in 227 Folwell Hall.

Course What to Study
Chinese 1012 (Beginning Modern Chinese, second semester) Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1
Chinese 3021 (Intermediate Modern Chinese, first semester) Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2
Chinese 3022 (Intermediate Modern Chinese, second semester) Integrated Chinese, Level 2, Lessons 1–10
Chinese 3031 (Third Year Chinese, first semester) Integrated Chinese, Level 2

 

Proficiency Exams

Upon completion of the intermediate level, students may choose to take a language proficiency exam (LPE). Completion of the LPE is noted on students' transcripts. The LPE examines students in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The LPE is administered by the CLA Language Center located in Jones Hall; the oral component is taken within the Chinese program.

Chinese LPEs are offered on fixed dates at the start and end of every semester. To register for an LPE, visit the Language Center Testing Program.