All students wishing to enter the language program at any level beyond the first semester of the elementary level must pass a language placement test before registering. Language placement exams are held on the Friday before the first day of classes.
Students who have been absent from the campus for one semester or more must take a placement test before enrolling in a language course beyond the first term of the elementary level.
ALL LANGUAGE COURSES MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. STUDENTS MAY NOT TAKE LANGUAGE COURSES FOR EITHER R-CREDIT OR PASS/FAIL.
Director: Liu Lening
Placement Exam: http://ealac.columbia.edu/language-programs/chinese/clp-placement/ (No registration necessary)
Director: Nazikian Fumiko
Placement Exam: http://ealac.columbia.edu/language-programs/japanese/jlp-placement/(registration required)
Director: Carol Schulz
Placement Exam: http://ealac.columbia.edu/language-programs/korean/klp-placement/ (No registration necessary)
Other East Asian Languages
For information regarding the following languages please contact the appropriate instructor.
Tibetan: Tenzin Norbu Nangsal
Vietnamese: James Lap
For information regarding Bahausa Indonesian, Cantonese, or Tagalog, please contact the Language Resource Center.