Korean Language Program Placement Test
The Korean Placement Test consists of three parts: 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 at 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 Exam for Spring 2021
For the Academic Year 2020-21, EALAC graduate students need to contact Prof. Joowon Suh (email@example.com). Also see Policies for Graduate Students below.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation this academic year, all parts of the Korean placement test (i.e., multiple-choice, writing, and speaking) are to be administered online only. Please read the following carefully:
Online Multiple-choice & Writing Test
Both multiple-choice and writing tests are available on CourseWorks from December 27 (Sun) until January 5 (Tue), 2021. You need to sign in with your UNI.
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. Detailed instructions about the test are given on the first page of the test site. Please read it carefully before you proceed to start the test.
When you completed the multiple-choice part, you will be given 3-4 topics for the writing part. Separate instructions about the test are given with the detailed writing prompts.
Speaking Test via Zoom
Upon completion of the multiple-choice and writing test, you will then be guided to sign-up for the speaking test, which takes about 15 minutes. The Speaking Test is scheduled on January 7 (Thu) and 8 (Fri).
Both multiple-choice and writing sections of the placement exam need to be completed prior to the speaking test.
For any questions regarding the placement exam, please contact Prof. Joowon Suh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Results of the placement test will be uploaded on CourseWorks by 5:00 pm on January 8 (Fri). The language program director will report students’ results to the appropriate school via email approximately in two weeks from the dates of the speaking test.
The make-up test is available from January 11 (Mon) through 14 (Thu), 2021. The make-up speaking test is scheduled on January 15 (Fri), 2021.
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 the EALAC Administrative Assistant, Nicole Roldan (email@example.com).
(Updated December 2020)