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LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTS

Kapi'olani Community College offers language placement testing for seven (7) languages: Chinese, Filipino, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Taking the language placement test determines your eligibility to either start at a level beyond the introductory 101 level, or determine native fluency in a particular language.

Who should take the language placement test?
You should take a language placement test if:

  • You have prior knowledge in the language and you plan to study it above the 101 level. The language placement test is not needed if you are going to start a language at the 101 level.
  • You are transferring to Kapi'olani Community College from another college but have not yet had your transcripts evaluated.

What do I need to bring in order to take the language placement test?
All students taking the placement test must bring a photo ID and a document showing your UH student identification number (UH ID number). If you do not have a UH ID number, you can get one by submitting a completed "Request for UH Number" form to the Kekaulike Information Service Center in 'Ilima 102 before coming in to take your placement test.

Where do I take the language placement test?
Please check-in at the Testing Center counter in Lama Library.

When do you offer the language placement test?
All foreign language placement tests are administered on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Testing is available Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (during interim periods 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and Friday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We are closed on weekends, holidays, and during Spring and Winter breaks.

All language placement tests must be completed in one sitting. Please allow a minimum of two (2) hours to complete the test. These tests are multiple-choice, taken on a computer, and have no time limits.

Language Placement Test Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the Language Placement Test FAQ page for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

  
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