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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Placement Tests

Placement Tests are offered through the Chinese and Japanese Departments. (752-0830)

Chinese -
If you intend to enroll in a Chinese language course but did not take any Chinese course in the past two years at UCD, you must take a Chinese language placement evaluation before you register for any Chinese language course. According to the evaluation result, you will be directed to the appropriate course for your level.

Depending on your Chinese competence, the placement evaluation may take 30 to 80 minutes. You do not need to prepare for the evaluation.

As the placement evaluation procedure has been changed this year, you should take the evaluation again if you took a placement test before August 2004.

The time and place of the placement evaluation during the quarter of Fall 2004 are: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30am in 303 Sproul Hall.

If you cannot make it during the above time, you should make appointment with the program coordinator, Prof. Chengzhi Chu, and try to take the test as early as possible. Prof. Chu’s email is:

Japanese -
This exam is in three parts. Part one is a computerized test composed of listening, vocabulary, Kanji, grammar, and reading. Part two is a fill-in-the-blank listening test. Part three is a writing exam.

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese proverb