Placement & Proficiency Tests

Language exams are for University of Michigan students who are planning on furthering their language study (place-in) or want to test out of a language requirement (place-out). Registration is required for some of the exams and is noted below with the test date information. Questions regarding exams should be directed at the listed contact person. Students should bring a valid UM ID card to the exam with a pencil. 

The listed exam dates below represent the available dates in the most current term. Test information for Fall term is updated on the site in early August; test information for Winter term is updated on the site in early December. ALC only offers Chinese and Japanese language exams for incoming freshmen in the summer months. 

After taking an exam, students are notified by the language program of their scores. Test scores are also uploaded into Wolverine Access within ten business days and, therefore, visible to School/College administrators. Questions about language waivers, receiving credit for an exam, etc. should be directed to a student's general advising office. 

Chinese Language Tests

Fall 2014 TEST INFORMATION

 

August 29, 2014

    Purpose: Place-in only, paper and pencil

    Location: MLB 1420

    Time: 1:00pm 

October 30, 2014

    Purpose: Place-out only, computer delivered

    Location: North Quad 1500

    Time: 3:00pm

October 31, 2014

    Purpose: Place-out only, computer delivered

    Location: North Quad 1500

    Time: 3:00pm

November 21, 2014

    Purpose: Place-in only, computer delivered

    Location: North Quad 1500

    Time: 3:00pm

   

Registration Required for all test dates, Register here

For more information on Chinese language exams, visit the Chinese Language Program web page.

Chinese Language Contact: Wei Liu (email)

 

Japanese Language Tests

Fall 2014 TEST INFORMATION 

August 29, 2014

    Purpose:  Place-in and place-out

    Location: Language Resource Center Computer Classroom

    Time:  10:00 am

    Registration Required: No

 

Japanese Language Contact: Mayumi Oka (email)

Korean Language Tests

Fall 2014 TEST INFORMATION

September 2, 2014

    Purpose: Place-in only

    Location: LRC Computer Lab (1500 North Quad)

    Time: 5:00 pm

September 3, 2014

    Purpose: Place-out only

    Location: LRC Computer Lab (1500 North Quad)

    Time: 6:00 pm

  

Registration Required for BOTH TEST DATES (registration link coming soon)

 

Korean Language Contact: Sangkyung Han (email)

South Asian Language Tests

Fall 2014 TEST INFORMATION

September 6, 2014

      Purpose: Place-in and place-out

      Location: TBA

      Time: 10:30 am

      Registration Required: Yes, by September 4 (register here)

Questions regarding the test can be directed to the appropriate language contact:

HINDI

    Hindi Language Contact: Syed Ekhteyar Ali (email)

PUNJABI

    Punjabi Language Contact: Pinderjeet Gill (email)

URDU

    Urdu Language Contact: Syed Ekhteyar Ali (email)

TIBETAN

In Fall 2014, all Tibetan language exams will be conducted by appointment only. Please contact Deborah Southern (desouth@umich.edu) to schedule an exam. 

Southeast Asian Language Tests

Fall 2014 TEST INFORMATION

Filipino

     Place-in and Place-out language exams are by appointment only. Please email the contact person to set up a time for an exam. 

Filipino Language Contact: Zenaida Fulgencio (email)

Indonesian

    Place-in and Place-out language exams are by appointment only. Please email the contact person to set up time for an exam. 

Indonesian Language Contact: Agustini (email)

Thai 

     Place-in and Place-out language exams are by appointment only. Please email the contact person to set-up a time for the exam. 

Thai Language Contact: Montatip Krishnamra (email)

Vietnamese

Place-in and Place-out language exams are by appointment only. Please email the contact person to set-up a time for the exam.  

Vietnamese Language Contact: Thuy-Anh Nguyen (email)