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Chinese Placement Test

Placement Test for Chinese Language Course Enrollment

Students who have studied Chinese elsewhere before coming to UMass, as well as those returning from study abroad in mainland China or Taiwan, and those who have discontinued learning the language over four semesters, should all take the placement test. The placement test is offered in class on the first day of each semester in all Chinese language classes. Students who need to take the placement test for enrollment purposes should go to their desired course on the first day of the semester, or schedule a time with Professor Yi Feng or Yu Liu for future enrollment.

Language Proficiency Test

Proficiency tests unrelated to Chinese language course enrollment will be available after the third week of the semester. If you want to schedule a proficiency test, and are not enrolled in a Chinese language course, please wait until after the Add/Drop period has concluded to make your request. Scheduling requests must be made via email.

For additional information, please contact Professor Yi Feng ( or Yu Liu (