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Chinese Language Placement

For students who have taken Chinese in high school or at another college or university, online placement advising will take place beginning from 8:00 - 1:00 on Friday August 14 and Monday August 17. Students will meet with faculty from the William & Mary program in Chinese Studies to discuss their previous language study and decide on appropriate placement. In some cases, students will take a short placement test. 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Fall 2020 Chinese placement advising will be on Zoom. Please use this link to sign up for your advising appointment, and two days before your scheduled time, you will receive an email with information to join a Zoom advising meeting.

At your earliest convenience, before joining the Zoom meeting, please fill in the Form of Chinese Study Background, to help Chinese faculty members to better prepare for the meeting.

Please bring pencil, eraser, some notebook paper, a cell phone or any electronic device, such as camera and scanner, to scan or take picture of your Chinese writing and upload file.

Please note: The placement advising or test is for helping students to find the most appropriate class to continue Chinese learning in WM. It is not an alternative way of fulfilling the Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement (FLP). For questions about alternate fulfillment of FLP, please visit this FLP website or contact the Registrar Office.

If you have questions before your placement meeting in August, you are welcome to contact our program director, Prof. Michael Hill or the program’s placement coordinator, Prof. Su Qian. We look forward to meeting you!