Chinese Language Program Placement Test
Placement Test Results Fall 2022
Placement results can be found at this attachment. Please do not write to us asking for your result.
Update on Certifications of Language Proficiency (for the fulfillment of language requirements):
Due to our department’s remote access, we cannot issue hard copies of language certificates this semester. Our program director, Prof. Liu, will send a list of test results to the following deans/coordinator of each school which they will share internally with the appropriate administrators.
SIPA: Tsuya Yee, firstname.lastname@example.org
CC and SEAS: Sarah Oldham email@example.com
GS: The language test scores will be sent to the Dean of Students office. Please follow up with your regular academic advisor regarding your score.
Barnard : Wendy Garay, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARSEA: Elizabeth Peiffer, email@example.com
We appreciate your patience as there are more than 400 each year. We are unable to report the result individually and ask that you write to your deans respectively and ask them to contact the above contact person if you just want to be placed out of language requirement.
If you still have questions regarding your certificate, please contact Prof. Jiang at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chinese Language Program will administer the Chinese Placement Test online for the academic year of 2022-2023.
|2022 Fall Semester Placement Test Time Table|
|Pre-exam||Open to register on courseworks||August 12th||Register only no exam will be published until 15th August|
|Take the exam||Writing/Multiple-choice||August 15th-25th||Sign up for speaking exam except for EALAC Graduate Students|
|Speaking exam via Zoom||September 2nd
10 AM-12 PM
Get your Test ID
|Check your exam result online||You will be signed a Test ID when you take the speaking exam, you need to use that ID number to check your exam result.|
If you have a public (not international) high school or college diploma from mainland China or Taiwan where Mandarin Chinese is the instructional language, you do not need to take the test. Please contact Prof. Jiang (email@example.com) with your diploma to receive a language certificate, which will exempt you from the 2-year foreign language requirement.
If you are not going to take a Chinese language course but want to receive a language certificate to confirm your level of proficiency, we highly suggest you to register for the exam during the spring semester. Due to the high volume of test-takers in the fall semester, our priority must be for students who want to take classes. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to receive your certificate on time during the fall semester.
The Placement test will consist of three components: a multiple-choice section, a timed composition portion, and a speaking portion.
Please see the table below for the breakdown of the components of the Fall 2022 PLACEMENT EXAM:
|When||How long||What format||Platform|
|Online multiple-choice items
|About 3 hours||176 multiple choice
· Listening comprehension (27 questions)
· Vocabulary (70 questions)
· Grammar Structure (56 questions)
· Reading comprehension (7 short passages with 23 questions)
Two questions. Handwrite and then upload the picture of your essays.
(Sign in with your Uni)
See link below
|Speaking test||9/2, Friday
|About 10 minutes||One-on-one oral interview with a Chinese instructor||Via Zoom(Sign up time slot at the beginning of online test)|
Note: You must complete the online multiple-choice items and writing on your own before taking the speaking test.
Here is what you need to do:
- After the online test is open to register (August 12), enroll the course via the link: https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/enroll/J4KB34
- Read the announcement and see whether you qualify for the test or not.
- Look for Modules and click on them (August 15-25), then you will see the test.
The speaking test will take place on September 2 via Zoom. You must complete the speaking test in order to get the final result of the placement test.
On that day you will be assigned a test ID. Note, that the test ID is very important as you will need it to check your placement result.
EALAC Graduate Students
For all the placement/proficiency test fees, please visit our Language Testing Fee Policies page.
Proficiency Test: Please visit the Placement/Proficiency Frequently Asked Questions below for a list of contacts.