Japanese Language Placement Test – Fall 2017 @ HSSB 4080
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

Testing Dates:

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 OR 2:30PM (HSSB 4080)
Thursday, September 28, 2:30 PM (HSSB 4080)

Remember to fill-out and bring the information sheet found here on the Japanese Language Program Website!

Chinese Language Placement Test – Fall 2017 @ HSSB 2252
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

If you have studied Chinese previously or speak it at home, you still must take the placement exam to take Chinese language courses at UCSB.

The placement test is online test and consists of listening, speaking, reading and writing with beginner and intermediate levels.  It takes about 2-3 hours, depending on your level of Chinese.

The Dates

  • Oct. 3, Tuesday, from 2:00-3:30 pm. At HSSB 2252
  • Oct. 4, Wednesday, from 3:30-4:30 pm. At HSSB 2252

To Participate:

  1. Please sign up in advance by sending your background information sheet to the Chinese Language Coordinator, Daoxiong GuanInformation Sheet (MS-word)
    Information Sheet (form-fillable PDF) edit only with Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro!
  2. Choose the date and time

1) The dates above are the only dates for Fall Quarter 2017

2) How to prepare for the placement test:  Review the materials (textbooks) of the course(s) you have taken before. Refer to the course descriptions for more information on the each level of our Chinese courses. If you have a certain course you wish to take, look at the course description of the course prior to it.

Visit the Chinese Language Program website for more information about the program.

“DISAGGREGATING THE EAST ASIAN DEVELOPMENTAL STATE MODEL: Are South Korea and Taiwan Siamese Twins or Kissing Cousins?” @ Lane Room / 3824 Ellison Hall
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

As part of the 2017 Taiwan and Asia Political Science Series, the Center for Taiwan Studies invites you to hear Professor Tun-jen Cheng give a talk titled:

“DISAGGREGATING THE EAST ASIAN DEVELOPMENTAL STATE MODEL: Are South Korea and Taiwan Siamese Twins or Kissing Cousins?”

October 6, 2017

12 to 1:30 PM

Lane Room / 3824 Ellison Hall

Light refreshments will be served.

Successful economic development in South Korea and Taiwan has been universally touted. The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and literature on Third World development have used these two nations to showcase the East Asian developmental state model. Looking from outside in, these two nations’ economic performance seems indeed almost identical. Yet they have systematically diverged in managing their economies. Different choices in the past have shaped the course of further development.

If you have questions, contact 893-3740.

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