Language Placement Information for New Students

Welcome Class of 2021!  Below is information for those interested in taking Chinese and/or Japanese language at W&L.

Chinese

Students with no background in the Chinese language should register for CHIN 111.  For all questions about the Chinese language program, please contact Professor Hongchu Fu (fuh@wlu.edu). 

For students with background in Chinese, please follow the online Chinese Placement test instructions below.

-Incoming students have until August 31, 2017 to complete the online test. 
-This test will be used to place you in an appropriate level (Elementary Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese or above).
-Remember that you are on your honor when you take this on-line placement test. The test should be taken in one sitting and assistance of any kind (books, dictionaries, on-line glossaries, help from others) is absolutely forbidden. For the listening part, you may click on the sound file only once in order to answer the question below. You may take the entire test only once.
-When you are ready, click here to take a Chinese background survey first, and then click here to start the placement test. You need to complete both. After you have completed the online tests you need to contact Professor Hongchu Fu for a brief interview. Should you have questions about the online test, please contact Professor Hongchu Fu (fuh@wlu.edu).

Japanese

Students with no background in Japanese language should register for JAPN 111.  For all questions about the Japanese language program, please contact Professor Janet Ikeda (ikedaj@wlu.edu). Placement Information: 

For students with background in Japanese, contact Professor Janet Ikeda (ikedaj@wlu.edu) to schedule an individual interview before first-year class registration. 

NOTE: You may start a new language, such as Chinese or Japanese, at W&L, but please remember that all incoming first-year students are expected to take a foreign language placement test in the language they used for admission to the University (i.e., the student who has studied French for three years in high school will take the French placement test).