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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 initially updated on the site in early June, with locations finalized by early August; test information for Winter term is updated on the site in late November. 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 seven 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. 

Non-UM Ann Arbor students who require a proficiency exam should contact um-alc@umich.edu. 

Chinese Language Tests

October 27, 2017

Purpose: Place-in or place-out 

Location: 1500 North Quad (Language Resource Center), PC Classroom and MAC Classroom

Time: 1:00pm

Registration Required for all test dates (REGISTER HERE)

For more information on Chinese language exams, visit the Chinese Language Program web page.

Chinese contact: Kening Li (keningli@umich.edu)

Japanese Language Tests

August 31, 2017

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

Location: 1500 North Quad (Language Resource Center), PC and MAC Computer Classrooms

Time: 10:00am

Registration Required: No

Japanese contact: Mayumi Oka (mayoka@umich.edu)

Korean Language Tests

September 5, 2017

Purpose: Place-in or place-out 

Location: 1500 North Quad (Language Resource Center), PC Classroom and MAC Classroom

Time: 6:00pm

Registration Required: (REGISTER HERE)

Korean contact: Youngju Ryu (yjryu@umich.edu)

South Asian Language Tests

Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu Placement Test

September 1, 2017

Purpose: Place-in or place-out 

Location: MLB Lecture Room 1

Time: 9:30am

Registration Required: REGISTER HERE

South Asian languages contact: Syed Ali (ekhteyar@umich.edu)

For a placement exam in Sanskrit or Tibetan language, please contact the department at um-alc@umich.edu. 

Southeast Asian Language Tests

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 contact: Zenaida Fulgencio (zenyf@umich.edu)

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 contact: Agustini (agustini@umich.edu)

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 contact: Aimkamon Bunmee (aimkamon@umich.edu)

Vietnamese

Place-in and Place-out language exams are by appointment only. Please email the contact person to set up a time for an exam. 

Vietnamese contact: Thuy-Anh Nguyen (tanguyen@umich.edu)