Language placement test : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia
 
 

Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music

Language placement test

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Any student who wishes to study Chinese or Indonesian language units for the first time at UWA will be required to sit a placement test.

The test takes about 30 minutes, and does not require any preparation. It is simply designed to determine the most suitable language stream for your skill level and experience. The test is required even if you are a complete beginner.

The Semester 1, 2018 test dates are provided below:
  • Please attend the session relevant to your degree.
  • Please arrive within the first half an hour of the start time to sit the test, which should take less than 30 minutes to complete.
WEEK DATE TIME VENUE
O-Week
Wednesday 21 February 2018
(Science and Health and Medical Sciences students)
12pm - 1pm
Gentilli Lecture Theatre
O-Week
Thursday 22 February 2018
(Arts, Business, Design students)
9.30 - 10.30am Gentilli Lecture Theatre
O-Week
Friday 23 February 2018
(Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences students)
12.30 - 1.30pm
Gentilli Lecture Theatre
Week 1
Friday 2 March 2018
(All Students)
2.00 - 3.00pm
Gentilli Lecture Theatre
Week 2
Friday 9 March 2018
(All Students)
3.00 - 4.00pm
Gentilli Lecture Theatre

Location notes

The Gentilli Lecture Theatre (formally called 'Geography 2') is located on the first floor, room 1.31 in the Geography and Geology Building, UWA main campus.

What to Bring

  • Your UWA Student Campus Card or Offer Letter; and
  • A pen or pencil

We recommend bringing a bag if you are carrying other belongings with you.

What happens at a Language Placement Test?

  • When you arrive you will be asked to place all belongings (including mobile phones and electrical devices, which should be powered down or set to silent) at the front of the Lecture Theatre; you will only require a pen or pencil, and please have your University of Western Australia Student ID number on hand.

  • You will be directed to a seat and asked to carefully read the instructions projected on the screen. A test paper will be given to you to complete as much as you can, to the best of your knowledge. If you don’t know anything – don’t worry, many student's will be at beginner level.

  • When you finish your paper please raise your hand and a member of staff will collect your paper from you, and give it to one of the language assessors who will be situated at the back of the room. Please remain in your seat. Once the assessor has examined your test they will call your name and you will go speak to them briefly. The assessor will advise you of the unit you are eligible for.

  • You will collect your belongings quietly and leave the room.

  • In the days following you will receive an email from your allocated advising office to your UWA student email account informing you that the 'invalid' status of your enrolment has been waived; or, advising you which unit you are able to enrol in.

  • Until your 'invalid' status has been waived by your allocated advising office, please attend any classes or lectures for the unit as a guest.

  • You will be able to access LMS materials once your 'invalid' is waived'. As this process takes time, please ask your Unit Coordinator to print Week 1 & 2 LMS materials for you, if possible.

After the test

If you have been assessed at a different level than what you currently have an 'invalid' for - please change your enrolment via Student Connect as soon as possible.

Have you already sat a Language Placement Test?

If you are a student already studying Chinese or Indonesian and have received a notice regarding a placement test, and/or have already sat a test previously:

  • You will not need to sit a Language Placement Test again

  • First check that you are enrolling in the correct unit code (for example: you might want the Level 2 code CHIN2403 Chinese 3 rather than Level 1 code CHIN1403 Chinese 3); and,

  • If you think you're enrolling in the right unit code but are still receiving an 'invalid' status then please contact your advising Student Office for assistance.

Chinese Native or Near-Native Speakers

Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are able to enrol for the following units providing they have space in their course: CHIN3409, CHIN3410, CHIN2003, CHIN2004 – if this is you, and you have an 'invalid': Please let us know through askUWA 'Email Us' and use the subject line ‘Chinese Native Speaker’.

 

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