Korean

Korean Placement Test for Fall 2020

Thank you for your interest in studying Korean at Brown University. The following chart shows Korean language course offerings for the academic year 2020-2021, which will operate on a trimester plan due to COVID-19. 

 

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

KREA 0100

 

KREA 0200

 

KREA 0300

 

 

KREA 0400

 

 

KREA 0500

 

 

KREA 0600

 

 

 

Placement Test for Korean: FAQs  

1. Who does NOT need to take a placement test? 

a)   The so-called ‘true beginners’ (i.e. who has never learned Korean before or who does not have any background/prior knowledge in the Korean language). These students can register for KREA0100. 

b)  Those students who completed a course at Brown with a passing grade and want to move up to the next level 

c)   Those students who have completed a course with a passing grade at an institution in Korea (i.e. Brown approved or sponsored programs) during the summer (they need to contact [email protected] for credit approval and the placement in the next right level) 

2. Who NEEDS to take the placement test? 

a)   Those who have some background/prior knowledge in the language but are not sure which level will be the right fit 

b)  Heritage speakers (i.e. coming from a Korean ethnic background) should take the test unless you have already taken a course at Brown

3. What is the format of the test? 

It will be a personal interview through Zoom during which students will be evaluated on their Korean proficiency in all four language modalities (i.e. speaking/listening, reading/writing). At the end of the interview, you will be asked to write a short essay on a given topic. You need to have something to write with (e.g. iPad, pen and paper). 

4. Do I need to prepare for the test? 

No, you don’t need to. Just bring yourself. 

5. When can I take this test? 

You should email [email protected] for an appointment. If you have any other or further questions, please also contact Prof. Wang at the same email address.

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