Korean Language Program Placement Test
Updated on August 25, 2023
The Korean Placement Test consists of three parts: an online multiple-choice test (via CourseWorks), writing, and speaking. You do not need to prepare for these tests.
The online portion of the placement test consists of 120 questions on listening, vocabulary, grammar, and reading. Students are required to finish the test within 120 minutes in one sitting.
You are NOT allowed to save the answers and return to the test later to complete it.
The writing and speaking portion of the test will be conducted individually on Thursday prior to the first day of the fall semester and on Friday prior to the first day of the spring semester.
Placement Test for Fall 2023
For the Academic Year 2023-24, EALAC graduate students need to contact Prof. Joowon Suh (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also see Policies for Graduate Students below.
Due to the slowing down but ongoing Covid-19 situation, the schedules are subject to change. Please check the website again in August.
Online Multiple-choice Test
The online multiple-choice writing tests are available on CourseWorks from August 14, 2023 (Mon) until August 29, 2023 (Tue). You need to sign in with your UNI.
Take the test HERE (https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/enroll/73CXDH). Once you log in, you will be guided to register for the test site. Detailed instructions about the test are given on the test site.
Writing & Speaking Test
Time: August 31 (Thu), 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Uris 332
The writing part of the test will be administered on August 31 (Thu) at 10:00 am. You are required to write about 3-5 topics. Upon completion of the writing test, you will then be guided to the speaking test, which takes about 15-20 minutes.
No pre-registration is required, but please arrive at least 10 minutes early and fill out the registration form before the exam. You do not need to prepare for these tests. The online portion of the placement test needs to be completed prior to the writing and speaking test.
For any questions regarding the placement exam, please contact Prof. Joowon Suh (email@example.com).
Placement results will be uploaded on CourseWorks by 6:00 pm on August 31 (Thu). The language program director will report students’ results to the appropriate school via email within approximately THREE weeks from the date of the placement examination.
Make-up Placement Test
Online Multiple-choice Test September 5 (Tue) – 7 (Thu)
Writing & Speaking Test September 8 (Fri) from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Uris 331
Visit the Placement Exam Policies for Undergraduate and Graduate Students page for more information on the exams and who should take them.
For all the placement/proficiency test fees, please visit our Language Testing Fee Policies page.
Proficiency Exam: For those who wish to get a certificate for language proficiency, please contact Nicole Roldan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Updated in May 2023)