Asian Languages and Civilizations


If you have questions about placement tests, and to arrange a time to take a test, please contact the following instructors:

Arabic: Sr. Lecturer Mohamed Hassan

Chinese: Sr. Lecturer Xiaoping Teng

Chinese Placement Tests

Welcome to Amherst College! 

If you have taken Chinese in high school or another setting and feel you should start at second year level and up, please go to this link for the Chinese placement test to take the test.  The test will be available from 8:00am on August 24 till Sept. 17, 2015. The written test will take an hour, and the oral one will be five minutes.  You can only take the test once.   (Non-Amherst five-college students can sign in from Moodle as a guest. If you are a high school student wishting to take the placement test, you must visit the college IT service desk on the first floor of Seelye-Mudd and bring a photo ID.)

On the first day, please report to the class that you feel you should be enrolled in, since it will take us some time to know exactly your proficiency level.  We can then make adjustment later.  

About Japanese classes and the placement test:

For Japanese placement information, please read this PDF.

The Japanese placement test will be available by following THIS LINK starting on Monday, August 17.


Yushien Garden