Language Programs & Placement Tests
For students who have previously taken language classes or have a background in the following East Asian Language: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean ~ a placement test is required before signing up for a language course at UCSB. If you are interested in taking Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language classes at UCSB, the placement test is offered the first couple of days at the start of each quarter.
To test out of first-quarter Classical Chinese: students can take an exam during the first week of the quarter in which Chinese 101A is offered, either Fall or Winter quarter. This exam is offered only once per year. For more information or to register, please contact Prof. Thomas Mazanec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Japanese Language Placement Test: please visit the Japanese Language Program website, complete the information sheet and send it to the Japanese language coordinator, Hiroko Sugawara at email@example.com. The date, time and location for these placement tests are regularly updated on the calendar.
It is recommended that students take the Language Placement Test in the Fall. Language Placement Tests are also offered at the start of the Winter and Spring quarters.
Language Placement Tests for Fall Quarter 2019:
Wednesday, September 25th: JAPANESE Placement Exam
Exam Times: 1:30 and 2:30 pm in HSSB 2252
Thursday, September 26th: JAPANESE Placement Exam
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm in HSSB 4065
Thursday, September 26th: KOREAN Placement Exam
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm in HSSB 2252
Friday, September 27th: CHINESE Placement Exam
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm in HSSB 2252
Language Class Sequence
The East Asian Language courses are offered once a year and in sequence. A typical schedule for the language courses for each quarter are listed below:
|Year:||Fall Quarter:||Winter Quarter:||Spring Quarter:|
|1st year||CHIN 1/1NH, JAPAN 1, KOR 1||CHIN 2/2NH, JAPAN 2, KOR2||CHIN 3/3NH, JAPAN 3, KOR 3|
|2nd year||CHIN 4/4NH, JAPAN 4, KOR 4||CHIN 5/5NH, JAPAN 5||CHIN 6, JAPAN 6|
|3rd year||CHIN122A, JAPAN 120A||CHIN122B, JAPAN 120B||CHIN122C, JAPAN 120C|
Please contact Alyson Alexander, EALCS Academic Advisor for questions and information.