Chinese Placement Test
What is the purpose of the Chinese Placement Test?
The purpose of the Chinese Placement Test is to assess your preparation for course work in Chinese at UCI. Students will be placed into one of the following courses: Chinese 1A, 1B,1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2A, 3B, 3C, or an upper-division Classical Chinese course 100A.
This test is the same test that is used to satisfy the Language Other Than English (Category VI) requirement. The Chinese Placement Test may not be repeated.
needs to take courses in Chinese?
Successful completion of lower-division course work (or the equivalent) is required
for Chinese majors and minors, and may be used to satisfy the foreign language
requirement in the School of Humanities. Completion of Chinese course work through
the 1C level may also be used to satisfy UCI'S Language Other Than English (Category
How can I enroll in a Chinese course?
Students intending to enroll in a Chinese language class for the first time must complete a placement assessment at http://humanities.uci.edu/placement/chinese. For additional information, please contact Chinese Program at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students registered in any section of Chinese classes MUST ATTEND THE FIRST and SECOND class meeting of the course. Any student who does not meet this condition will be required to drop the class.
can I prepare for the examination
The Academic Testing Center has
a small reference library to help you with your test preparation. Click
here to learn about the check-out and return policies and procedures.
should I study before the examination?
You should have an active
vocabulary and some knowledge of grammar to be able to perform the following
tasks: exchange common greetings; tell time; talk about the weather, family
and studies; talk about your likes, dislikes and interests; inquire about
a price; make a choice; make a suggestion or give advice; make a comparison;
inquire about location and give directions; state your opinion and make
comments; and handle reasonably complicated survival situations. The test is available in either traditonal or simplified charecters.
long is the examination?
Tseng, S.-H., et al.,
eds., Practical Chinese Reader Book I. Traditional Characters (2nd.
Ed.), Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 1995.
Wang, Peggy, Laughing
in Chinese (2nd. Ed.), Quebec: East Asia Linguistic Services 1996.
Chou, C.P., and D.-L.
Chao, Intermediate reader of Modern Chinese, Princeton: Princeton University
Teng, S.-H., and L.S.
Perry, Taiwan Today, Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 1999.
You will have 60 minutes
to answer 80 multiple-choice questions.
long are the results valid?
The results are valid for
your entire academic career at UCI. Please be advised that if you take the
test more often than allowed, your new results will not be reported.
Be sure to complete the interview process to receive your authorization.rview.
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