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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Language Placement and Credit-by-Exam

Bengali

Students who would like to test out of Bengali should purchase the DAE (Departmental Administered Exam) form from Student Testing Services and contact the Department of Asian Studies to schedule an exam for BEN 312L. 

Chinese

With the exception of students who have previously completed one or more Chinese courses at the University level, all students with some knowledge of Chinese must take the Chinese placement test (UT Austin Exam in Chinese) to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. “Heritage speakers” (students who understand and speak but do not read or write Chinese) are required to take the accelerated CHI 604/612 sequence if they do not place out of lower-division Chinese. Students who have completely tested out of lower-division Chinese and would like to study the language further may contact Dr. Wen-Hua Teng at whteng@utexas.edu to set up an evaluation.

Hindi

All students with any knowledge of Hindi, however acquired, who plan to enroll in a University of Texas at Austin Hindi language course for the first time must take the UT Austin Exam in Hindi to help determine their most appropriate course level. “Heritage speakers” (students who understand and speak but do not read or write Hindi) are required to take the accelerated HIN 604/612 sequence if they do not place out of lower-division Hindi. Students who receive four semesters of credit through the Hindi placement exam and would like to study the language further may contact Dr. Gautami Shah (gshah@austin.utexas.edu) for appropriate placement. Students unsure about whether they belong in HIN 506 or 604 should contact Dr. Shah as well.

Japanese

With the exception of students who have previously completed one or more Japanese courses at the university level, all students with some knowledge of Japanese must take the Japanese placement test (UT Austin Test for Credit in Japanese) to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students who have completely tested out of lower-division Japanese and would like to study the language further may contact Dr. Naoko Suito at n.suito@austin.utexas.edu to set up an evaluation. Depending on where they studied Japanese, transfer students may also want to meet with Dr. Suito to determine appropriate course placement.

Korean

All students with any knowledge of Korean, however acquired, who plan to enroll in a University of Texas at Austin Korean language course for the first time must take the UT-administered SAT Subject Test in Korean to help determine their most appropriate course level. “Heritage speakers” (students who understand and speak but do not read or write Korean) are required to take the accelerated KOR 604/612 sequence if they do not place out of lower-division Korean. Students who receive four semesters of credit through the Korean placement exam who wish to register for a third-year (320K/320L) or fourth-year (330) Korean course should consult with Dr. Kyung Park (pkyung@austin.utexas.edu) in order to be placed in the correct course.

Malayalam

Students who would like to test out of Malayalam should purchase the DAE (Departmental Administered Exam) form from Student Testing Services and contact the Department of Asian Studies to schedule an exam for MAL 312L.

Tamil

Students who would like to test out of Tamil should purchase the DAE (Departmental Administered Exam) form from Student Testing Services and contact the Department of Asian Studies to schedule an exam for TAM 312L.

Telugu

Students who would like to test out of Telugu should purchase the DAE (Departmental Administered Exam) form from Student Testing Services and contact the Department of Asian Studies to schedule an exam for TEL 312L.

Urdu

Students with spoken and written proficiency in Urdu who would like to test out of the language can purchase the DAE (Departmental Administered Exam) form from Student Testing Services. The test is offered twice a year, once in November and once in April. Please contact the Department of Asian Studies or Shahnaz Hassan (snzhasan@austin.utexas.edu) for the exact date, time, and procedure. Students with spoken knowledge of Urdu, but no reading or writing skills should take URD 506. 

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