Placement Procedure

For in-person placement interview, please see the upcoming interview dates, locations, and times under the "Placement Procedure" heading here. (On that page, please scroll down to the bottom for placement details)

All incoming students who wish to take any Japanese (JAPN) course are required to complete an online placement questionnaire to obtain a placement approval for registration, unless you are one of the following:

  • A continuing UBC student who has successfully completed a Japanese prerequisite course
  • A transfer student from a post-secondary institution with Japanese language transfer credits
  • A new student that has studied Japanese in high school
  • A new student with no prior Japanese language background

Once you’ve completed the online placement questionnaire, you will receive one of two possible next-steps:

1) If you receive a certificate for a specific course, you don’t need to attend the interview. You can register for the course at any time.

2) You will be asked to attend an in-person placement interview to determine your appropriate course level. You must attend your interview before the first day of class.

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.

Placement interview dates and times can be found under the "Placement Tests" heading here

All incoming students who wish to take any Hindi-Urdu (HINU) course are required to complete an online placement questionnaire to obtain a placement approval for registration, unless you are a returning UBC student who has successfully completed a HINU prerequisite course.

Once you’ve completed the online placement questionnaire, you will receive one of two possible next-steps:

1) If you receive a certificate for a specific course, you don’t need to attend the interview. You can register for the course at any time.

2) You will be asked to attend an in-person placement interview to determine your appropriate course level. You must attend your interview before the first day of class.

Placement interview dates and times can be found under the "Placement Tests" heading at: https://asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/asian-language-options/hindu-urdu/

All incoming students who wish to take any Korean (KORN) course are required to complete an online placement questionnaire to obtain a placement approval for registration, unless you are one a returning UBC student who has successfully completed a Korean prerequisite course.

Once you’ve completed the online placement questionnaire, you will receive one of two possible next-steps:

1) If you receive a certificate for a specific course, you don’t need to attend the interview. You can register for the course at any time.

2) You will be asked to attend an in-person placement interview to determine your appropriate course level. You must attend your interview before the first day of class.

Placement interview dates and times can be found under the "Placement Tests" heading here.

Students are not required to take placement interviews for Persian. For more information please see the "Placement Tests" heading here.

Students wishing to enter courses in Punjabi language will be interviewed by the instructor on the first day of class. For more information please see the "Placement Tests" heading here.

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