East Asian Languages Program Placement Exam Information - Fall 2019

June 14, 2019

To register for Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Literary Chinese, fill out this Placement Exam Survey

To register for Chinese, carefully review the information at the bottom of the page, then fill out the Chinese Placement Exam Survey



Thursday, August 29, 2:00-5:00pm
Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue

Makeup exams:

Tuesday, September 3; 3:00-5:00pm
Vanserg 210

Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-5:00 pm
Seminar Room, 5 Bryant St

Literary Chinese:

Thursday, August 29, 2:00-5:00pm
9 Kirkland Place, First Floor Classroom

Makeup exams:

Friday, August 30, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
9 Kirkland Place, First Floor Classroom


Thursday, August 29, 2:00-5:00pm
Northwest B-101

Makeup exams:

Thursday, September 5, 3:00-5:00pm
Seminar Room, 5 Bryant St

Friday, September 6, 3:00-5:00pm
Seminar Room, 5 Bryant St


Thursday, August 29, 2:00-5:00pm
Northwest B-103

Makeup exam:

Tuesday, September 3, 2:00-5:00pm
Seminar Room, 5 Bryant St

Makeups will also be offered from 10-12am on Tuesday, September 3 in the 5 Bryant Seminar Room as needed. Please e-mail Program Director Hi-Sun Kim at hisun @ fas.harvard.edu for details.


Thursday, August 29, 2:00-5:00pm
Seminar Room, 5 Bryant St

Vietnamese makeup exams administered by appointment only - e-mail Program Director Binh Ngo at binhngo @ fas.harvard.edu.

If you are unable to make one of the scheduled times, please contact: Rebecca Mahoney, Language Program Coordinator, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, at eal@fas.harvard.edu

Chinese Placement Test instructions:

To register for the Chinese placement exam, fill out the survey here.

What you should know before the exam

1. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to register by filling out the online questionnaire before you attend the exam.

  1. Please bring your laptop and make sure it is 100% charged (You can also bring your charger if you think it is needed). During the exam, please check your device battery constantly to make sure that you will not lose any work due to sudden power-off of computer.
  2. Make sure Chinese input is already installed in your laptop. If you have any questions of installing Chinese input, please contact Harvard IT as soon as possible so you can have your laptop prepared for the exam.
  3. Please be on time for the exam. The online exam will only be open in our exam time (2 hours), and once it is closed, you will not be able to access the exam.

5. Format: One part for grammar & reading and one part for composition. Also, during the written exam, we will call out students individually to do oral interview.

6. General Instruction for the Online Placement Test:

· No switching to any other windows during exam.

· No use of any other tools other than the Chinese input system on the computer.

· No peeking at other students’ computer.

· Any suspicious actions on computer will lead to immediate termination of your exam.