Fall 2020 Test Guidelines

** Korean Proficiency/Placement Test Registration HERE by Sunday August 16th **

NOTE: This year, the Korean Placement and Proficiency Tests will be conducted online in August 2020 due to the current circumstances with COVID-19.  You need to take all parts of the test across several days. Mark your calendar with the following important dates for this year’s tests:

  1.  Test Registration: By Sunday August 16
    • Register for the Proficiency/Placement Test by 11:59 PM Eastern time.
  2. Online Placement/Proficiency Test on Canvas: Monday August 17 – Thursday August 20
    • After completing the registration, you will receive an email with a Canvas link to the online exam and test guidelines on August 17th.
    • Note that you will be given 90 minutes to complete the test. You cannot stop in the middle and retake the test. Plan your time carefully.
    • The Online “Proficiency” Test (Canvas)
      • The test will be a multiple-choice test (vocabulary, grammar, reading).
      • After taking the test, you will be directed to sign up for the oral test.
      • In addition, you will be asked to take the writing on the designated dates.
    • The Online “Placement” Test (Canvas)
      • The test includes a multiple-choice test and a writing test.
      • You will be asked to handwrite your composition, take a picture of the writing, and upload it.
      • After taking the test, you will be directed to sign up for the oral test.
  3. Online Writing Test via Zoom: Friday August 21, 10-11AM (**Only for the students taking Proficiency Test)
    • A Zoom link for the writing test will be sent via email.
    • You will be asked to join a Zoom meeting with your camera on and take the writing part of the Proficiency test for 60 minutes.
    • You need to have a picture ID with you.
    • You will be asked to handwrite your composition, take a picture of the writing, and upload it.
  4. Online Oral Interview via Zoom: Monday August 24 – Tuesday August 25
    • You will take the oral part of the test at the time you signed up for.
    • Before the test, please note the following:
      • The oral test will take about 10-20 minutes and will be conducted via Zoom.
      • You need to have a picture ID with you.
    • For those who take the Proficiency Test:
      • The oral test may include some translation work.
  5. Test Result: Sunday August 30
    • The result will be sent via email.

TEST ENVIRONMENT: Please note that the test will be conducted online (on Canvas) and via Zoom, so you will need a reliable internet connection and computer equipment (not a mobile device).  Review the following guidelines before you take the exam.

  • Browser and computer requirements for Canvas:
    • Chrome 81 and 83
    • Firefox 76 and 77 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
    • Edge 81 and 83
    • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
    • Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh only)
    • For more information, click here.
  • System Requirements for Zoom:
    • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
    • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
    • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
    • Supported OS 
    • Getting started
    • For more information, click here.
  • Tech help: TBA

*Please read the FAQ page for more information about the Placement and Proficiency Tests.