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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 any time (on a computer, tablet, or smart phone with Chinese text-writing capabilities and a voice recording option) or at MSU during the on-campus, proctored Chinese placement testing session, which will be the Monday before fall classes start, August 27, 2018, 1 to 3 PM in B102 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

Please note that if you would like to take the Chinese placement test to become exempt from taking Chinese at MSU (to be waived from a two-year foreign language requirement in your program at MSU), you must take the test in person (in our proctored environment) on August 27.

The unproctored online test is for placment into a class on campus, and should take no more than two hours. It 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 online Chinese placement test, the undergraduate academic advisor for Chinese, Cindy Walter (walterc2@msu.edu), and Chinese language faculty member Dr. Tze-Lan Sang, (tzelan@msu.edu) will be notified of your score. Please contact Cindy Walter at walterc2@msu.edu if you have questions. Click on the icon below to start the unproctored Chinese placement test.



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