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 2021 Placement Exams

Japanese Placement Exams

Contact Noriko Hanabusa for additional information.

Chinese Placement Exams

Contact Weibing Ye for additional information. 

Korean Placement Exams

Contact Yeonhee Yoon for additional information.