Placement Test & Proficiency Test
The Korean Placement/Proficiency Test is currently on hold for an update process.
Test administration will resume in the spring quarter of 2011.
Please see below; the tests for proficiency are the same as for placement. Make sure that you indicate which purpose your test will serve.
The Office of Educational Assessment (440 Schmitz Hall, (206) 543-1171) administers the tests for the Korean program (KR100A and KR200A).
KR100A consists of a listening section followed by a written section (vocabulary, grammar, and reading).
There is no re-test policy or waiting period. You may retake KR100A at anytime.
KR200A is for students to take Korean courses at or above the 200 level. It is a written examination. Contact email@example.com for information on the examination.
To sign up for an interview for KOREAN 211 (Heritage), firstname.lastname@example.org.
*IMPORTANT! Students who intentionally place lower than their true ability level will be reported to the University for violation of the student conduct code.
*IMPORTANT! Students who intentionally place lower than their true fluency level will be reported to the University for violation of student conduct code.
*IMPORTANT! Students who can speak the language somewhat but never learned to read or write, should NOT take the placement test, but instead make an appointment to speak with the program coordinator (Professor Heekyoung Cho) by contacting her during her office hours or emailing her with a meeting request (email@example.com) to determine what class is appropriate.
*IMPORTANT! Students who know how to read and write in Korean and are fluent in the language because they lived in Korea and/or attended gradeschool or junior high school in Korea for any period of time should NOT take the placement test to determine what class is appropriate, but instead make an appointment to speak with the program coordinator (Professor Heekyoung Cho) by contacting her during her office hours or emailing her with a meeting request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- For information on KR200A, contact the Department of Asian Languages and Literature (email@example.com)
- To request an interview before or after taking KR200A, contact (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For detailed information regarding test schedules and registration, call the Office of Educational Assessment at 206-543-1170 (if you are on UW campus, dial 31170). You can also visit their office in 440 Schmitz Hall.
UW Language Requirement for Graduation
If Korean was your native language until you were 6 years old and if you finished schooling through the first-year of junior high school (JoongHakKyo 1 haknyeon) in Korea, your UW language requirement for graduation is already satisfied. See your major department advisor or an advisor at the Undergraduate Advising Center if you are a pre-major, to have it recorded in your advising file that you are a native speaker of Korean.