Language Placement Tests for New Students, 2012
The Chinese Studies Program conducts diagnostic placement tests to ensure that new students who have studied Chinese before enrol at the level most appropriate for their current language proficiency. Students with no previous Chinese language background are not required to take a placement test and may enrol without approval at Introductory level.
On your enrolment day:
The 2012 Chinese Placement Test (takes approximately 30 minutes) will be held:
or telephone the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics general office on 9905 2223
|French Studies||See French Studies website for information on placement tests which can be taken at any time:
The diagnostic test for first year German students will be administered as a self-assessment tool. Students are required to access the Goethe Institute website at
The test comprises 30 questions. Students are required to follow the prompts and record their score out of a total of 30. Students with a score of 25 or above are encouraged to enrol in level 7 (ATS1097), 20-24 level 5 (ATS1095) and less than 20 in level 3 (ATS1093). Maximum time allowed is 20 minutes. Supporting materials – dictionaries, grammar guides, word lists etc. – are not permitted.
Please note that it is in the student's interest to follow the test guidelines. A distorted score as a result of external assistance will result in incorrect placement.
For further questions students may contact any of the German Studies staff –
|Spanish and Latin American Studies||
|Japanese||Go to the following website to find out which Japanese level you will enrol in: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/japanese/ugrad/placement.php
Students who have studied little or no Korean would normally enrol in ATS1171 Korean 1 and ATS1172 Korean 2. If you are a beginner in studying Korean, you do not need to sit for a placement test. However, you must take the test if you have studied Korean before.
Please contact email@example.com or in (building 11/S516) for the placement test.
Students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian enrol in ATS1211 and ATS1212.
Students who have studied Ukrainian to Victorian Certificate of Education level, or can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence, enrol in ATS1215 and ATS1216.