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Students who have previously studied Chinese and wish to enroll in a course above CHS 101 need to take the placement test either at home (on a computer, tablet, or smart phone with Chinese text-writing capabilities and a voice recording option) or at MSU on a walk-in basis in the computer lab managed by the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) (in B125 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, on the MSU campus). CeLTA lab hours are reported here: http://celta.msu.edu/students/labs/.

The test has a short background questionnaire about your prior Chinese-language learning, and 32 multiple-choice listening and reading questions. You will also be prompted to respond in writing (in Chinese) to two questions, and you will be asked to record your voice (in Chinese) in response to a speaking task.

After you take the Chinese placement test online, the undergraduate academic advisor for Chinese, Cindy Walter (walterc2@msu.edu), and Chinese language faculty member Dr. Xiaoshi Li (xli@msu.edu) will be notified of your score on the multiple-choice section. Dr. Li will review your performance, notify you of the evaluation results, and in the meantime, forward the evaluation on to Cindy Walter. Cindy Walter will then provide you with an override to enroll in the Chinese language course that is deemed as most appropriate for you.

If you have questions, please contact Cindy Walter at walterc2@msu.edu.

Click on the icon below to start the Chinese placement test.


Direct link to the Chinese placement test: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2C5uBOWKlTCdoN