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Chinese Placement Test

Regarding Chinese placement & proficiency testing for Fall, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health issue, the process for Chinese language placement and proficiency testing for the Fall, 2020 semester is still being decided. This page will be updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.

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 Professor Yu Liu for future enrollment.

Chinese Language Proficiency Test for Native Speakers

The Chinese Language Proficiency Test for Native Speakers of Chinese is offered in Week 6 of each semester. The test registration link will not be open until Week 4. Beginning in Week 4, we will post instructions on this page for the test registration.For undergraduates, you may take this test in any semester during your undergraduate study. However, we strongly encourage you to take it before your last semester.

For additional information, please contact Professor Yi Feng ( or Professor Yu Liu ( They will respond to questions related to the Proficiency Test for Native Speakers starting from Week 4 of each semester.