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 2015 TEST INFORMATION

September 4, 2015

    Purpose: Place-in

    Location: Modern Language Building, room 2114

    Time: 1:00pm

October 29, 2015

    Purpose: Place-out, computer delivered

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Room

    Time: 3:00pm

October 30, 2015

    Purpose: Place-out, computer delivered

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Room

    Time: 3:00pm

December 4, 2015

    Purpose: Place-in, computer delivered

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Room

    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 2015 TEST INFORMATION 

September 4, 2015

    Purpose:  Place-in and place-out, computer based

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Classroom

    Time:  1:00 pm

    Registration Required: No

Japanese Language Contact: Mayumi Oka (email)

Korean Language Tests

FALL 2015 TEST INFORMATION

September 8, 2015

    Purpose: Place-out exam

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Classroom

    Time: 6:00pm

September 9, 2015

    Purpose: Place-in exam

    Location: 1500 North Quad Computer Classroom

    Time: 6:00pm

Registration Required for BOTH dates HERE.

Korean Language Contact: Juhn Ahn (email)

South Asian Language Tests

FALL 2015 TEST INFORMATION

September 4, 2015

      Purpose: Place-in and place-out

      Location: Mason Hall, room 1436

      Time: 10:00 am

      Registration Required: Yes, by September 2 (register here)

 

November 6, 2015

      Purpose: Place-in and place-out

      Location: TBA

      Time: 3:00 pm

      Registration Required: Yes, by November 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) 

Southeast Asian Language Tests

FALL 2015 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)