Placement Tests

ALL incoming students who wish to take ANY CHIN, CNTO, or CLCH-titled courses are required to complete an “On-Line Placement Questionnaire” to obtain a placement approval for registration. Students without the approval will be removed from the class. To get your placement approval, please go to https://placement.asia.ubc.ca/

Please note the following

If you have any concerns about your placement result, please email Chinese.Placement@ubc.ca or drop by for in-person placement interview.

For email, your email title should include FULL NAME and # STUDENT NUMBER, e.g. Robert Smith, #12345678. If you are concerned about your eligibility for a certain course, add the course number at the end, e.g. Robert Smith, #12345678 CHIN233. You can expect to hear back within 48 hours during regular teaching days. During peak registration days, please allow up to 5 days before sending in another email with the same inquiry. You may experience delays if email title convention is not followed.

Please note, if your question is specifically about CNTO courses, please email Mr. Pai directly at raymond.pai@ubc.ca

For in-person placement interview, please see the upcoming interview dates and time below. Please sign up for a time slot at https://doodle.com/poll/v39tt8b3uwprc6dp.

An advisor will place you into an appropriate level/course directly based on your background and proficiency level by the end of your interview. However, after class starts, a course instructor has the right to move the student to a different level/course upon further review. A student can also request to be placed at a different level/course after class starts should he/she finds the course to be inappropriate for his/her level.

DATES FOR 2016 winter (September-April) ADVISING/PLACEMENT INTERVIEW

Date Time Location
Sep 6, Tuesday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep 7, Wednesday 10pm-1pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Sep 8, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep  9, Friday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep 12, Monday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Sep 13, Tuesday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep 14, Wednesday 1pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep 15, Thursday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Sep16, Friday 2pm-3pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Sep 19, Monday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Sep 20, Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Oct 6,  Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Oct 20,  Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Nov 3,   Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Nov 17,   Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Dec 1,   Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Dec 15, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 3, Tuesday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 4, Wednesday 1pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Jan 5, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 6, Friday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 9, Monday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Jan 10, Tuesday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 11, Wednesday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 12, Thursday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Jan 13, Friday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Jan 16, Monday 3pm-4:30pm Auditorium Annex B #211
Jan 17, Tuesday  2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Feb 2,  Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Feb 16, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Mar 8,  Wednesday 2pm - 4pm  Auditorium Annex B #215
Mar 9, Thursday 2pm - 4pm  Auditorium Annex B #215
Mar 23, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Apr 6,  Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215
Apr 20, Thursday 2pm-4pm Auditorium Annex B #215

 

Note:

If none of the time above works for you or there are no more available time slots, please email Chinese.Placement@ubc.ca with your available time slots and we will try to accommodate that.

Chinese Language Proficiency Test for Language Exemption

To be exempted for Chinese Language Proficiency, students must take the HSK exam. For the new HSK test, you must attain a Level 3. For the information about HSK test schedule, please visit this website http://confuciusbcit.com/en/hsk.asp

Students who must attend an advising/placement exam session:

a) students who have a parent (or both parents) who speaks Japanese (including those who have studied or are currently studying Japanese at high school, heritage language school,etc., regardless of the level of their prior studies);

b) students who have studied Japanese elsewhere but do not have transfer credits; and

c) students who have spent considerable time (one year or more) in Japan.

If you do not fall into the above categories you will probably not require a placement exam and should follow the Registration Guide for Japanese Courses to find out which course to take.

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Ihhwa Kim at ihhwa.kim@ubc.ca.


ANNOUNCEMENT: A new online Japanese Language Placement Exam is now available for those
who need to take the Placement Exam. You can self-enroll in the exam and should take the exam *before* attending an advising/placement interview session.

Self-Enroll Instructions for Students

REMINDER:
Besides writing the online exam, you * must* attend an advising/placement interview session. Based on the results of both the online exam and the interview, you will be given a recommendation regarding course(s) that are most appropriate for your level. Students will be seen on a drop-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

DATES FOR 2016-17 ADVISING/PLACEMENT INTERVIEWS:

Date Time Location
May 15 Monday 2-4PM Asian Centre 604
June 5 Monday 2-4PM Asian Centre 604
July 4 Tuesday 2-4PM Asian Centre 604
July 24 Monday 2-4PM Asian Centre 604
September 8 Friday 4-6PM TBA
September 11 Monday 4-6PM TBA

 

DATES FOR JAPANESE TEST FOR LANGUAGE EXEMPTION (UBC Faculty of Arts only):

Date Time Location
September 11 Monday 4-6PM TBA

 

Note:

1) To ensure that you register yourself in a course appropriate for your level, you should make every effort to attend an advising session/placement exam before your registration date.

2) Although a recommendation will be given by an advisor on the advising/placement exam days listed above, a student may be placed at another level at the discretion of the course instructor after classes have begun. In such a case, a space will be guaranteed in the appropriate course.

3) If you are unable to attend any advising session or take a placement exam during summer, you should try to register into a course which you think is most appropriate for your level. However, in such a case, if you are referred to another course at the discretion of the instructor at the beginning of term, a space will not be guaranteed.

4) A set of textbooks for the Japanese 100 and 200 level courses are reserved at the Asian Library for your reference. You may also consult Course Descriptions for information on textbooks.

For any questions regarding a student’s level in Hindi-Urdu and for proper placement, please email Julie Vig at julie.vig@alumni.ubc.ca

If you are looking to use Hindi Urdu to fill your Arts Language requirement please contact: marcy.caouette@ubc.ca

For any questions in regards to a student’s level in Indonesian, please email Dr. Tom Hunter at thomas.hunter(at)ubc.ca

Placement interviews are required for students who wish to take ANY Korean language courses for the first time at UBC. Please see the upcoming interview dates and time below. Interviews will take place at Room 214, Auditorium Annex B, 1924 West Mall. Please fill out the placement interview questionnaire and bring it to the interview. No appointment is necessary. Students will be placed into the appropriate course after the interview on a first come, first served basis after the interview.

Please note that attendance in all class meetings is mandatory during the first week of classes, and students with absences will lose their spot in the course.

Previous students who have already taken and successfully completed a UBC Korean language course do not need to be interviewed. Any student who does not follow the procedure will/may be removed from the course.

For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Eurie Shin by email at Eurie.Shin@ubc.ca.

All interviews will be held in room 214 of Auditorium Annex B. Students will be placed into the appropriate course after the interview on a first come, first served basis after the interview.

DATES FOR 2017 ADVISING/PLACEMENT INTERVIEW:

Wednesday January 25, 1-3pm
Friday February 17, 1-3pm
Friday March 24, 1-3pm
Thursday, April 13, 3-4pm
Wednesday, April 26, 3-4pm

If you already had a UBC placement interview previously, and haven't learned any Korean since then (thus your proficiency level hasn't changed since the last interview), you don't need to do the interview again. If you have been approved to take Beginner's Korean (KORN 102), please email Eurie Shin (eurie.shin@ubc.ca), and inform her which section you wish to take when the course schedule of the term you are interested in is posted. If there is an open spot available, you will be guaranteed a spot even before your registration date starts. The course will remain blocked, and all students will be manually added to the course. If you received an approval to take higher courses (KORN 200, 301, 302, 410, or 411), you can register for the course on your own. If you get a warning message regarding prerequisite not having met, please ignore it since the approval after the interview is considered equal to having taken prerequisites.

All students are required to complete a Placement exam to ensure that they have registered for the appropriate level. Interviews are to be held in Auditorium Annex B 214.

Date and place of placement interview for Persian 104 and 400 academic year 2016/17

August 10th 1-2 pm
August 16th 1-2 pm
August 31 st 1-2 pm
September 6th 2-3 pm

Location: Room 214, Auditorium Annex B, 1924 West Mall V6T 1Z2

To secure a place in a Persian language course, attendance in all class meetings is mandatory during the first week of classes. Students with unexcused absences will be dropped from the course.

For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Mozghan Zolfi at 604.822.4052.

Students wishing to enter courses in Punjabi language will be interviewed by the instructor on the first day of class.

Please see appropriate pages under the Courses & Languages listing for more information on any of these subjects.