Placement Exam

Students who wish to enroll in a language course beyond the elementary level must take a placement examination administered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Students with prior experience in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean should take the placement exam before registering for a language class.

Students studying a language at Notre Dame must take at least one course in their language per semester. If you do not take at least one course in a given semester, you must take a placement exam to continue your studies.

Placement exams have two parts: written and oral. The Department reserves the right to change a student's placement based on their class performance. Contact us if you have any questions.

Fall 2019 Placement Exams

Japanese Placement Exams

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00A - 1:00P
106 & 107 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Contact Noriko Hanabusa for additional information.

Chinese Placement Exams


Placement exam for freshmen:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday, Aug. 23
Written Exam - DeBartolo Hall 116 (starts at 9:00 am)
Oral Exam  - DeBartolo Hall 117 & 118 (after the written exam)  

Placement exam for returning students
10:00 am -12:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 26
Written Exam - DeBartolo Hall 320 (starts at 10:00 am)
Oral Exam - DeBartolo Hall 305 & 306 (after the written exam)   

Contact Weibing Ye for additional information. 

Korean Placement Exams

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday, Aug. 23
Written Exam - DeBartolo Hall 108 (starts at 9:00 am)
Oral Exam  - DeBartolo Hall 113 (after the written exam)

Contact Yeonhee Yoon for additional information.