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.
instructions for speakers of American Sign Language, Arabic, and
for speakers of American Sign Language (ASL)
Students with knowledge of ASL who would like to arrange for placement
testing should contact Crissy Holmes by e-mail at email@example.com.
for speakers of Arabic (ARAB)
with knowledge of Arabic who need to take a placement test should
contact the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures
at UH Manoa, phone 808.956.8672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for speakers of Vietnamese (VIET)
with prior knowledge or have taken Vietnamese in the past prior
to enrolling into college should contact Jennie Tran at email@example.com
LANGUAGE TESTING IS OFFERED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND TIMES
All tests are given by WALK-IN
only. No appointments or reservations are required.
Spring 2017 hours as follows:
Mon-Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
procedures for taking language tests at Kapi'olani Community College
in at the Testing Center in Lama Library
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Picture ID and UH Number
Students without proper
documentation will not be admitted to test.
NOTE: A student ID card issued by
any University of Hawaii campus that contains an 8-digit student
identification number satisfies both picture ID and UH number
Acceptable photo ID documents that proves your
- Driver's license (Full, Provisional, Limited-Purpose,
and instruction permits)
- USCIS Lawful Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
- USCIS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card
- State ID
- Military ID
- School ID
Acceptable documents that proves your UH number
- Acceptance letter from Kapi'olani
Community College (paper printout or e-mail version OK)
- Completed Request
for UH Number form
- An online printout from http://myuh.hawaii.edu
What language tests are available to students?
Kapi'olani Community College, we have the following languages
available to students: Chinese, Filipino, French, Hawaiian, Japanese,
Korean, and Spanish.
If you need an ASL placement test, contact Crissy Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What items am I allowed to have during
The test is closed book, closed notes.
How long does the test take?
Language tests have no time limits. Give yourself a minimum
of two (2) hours to complete the test.
All tests are multiple choice and consists of reading and
Can I take the language test in separate sections?
No. The test must be taken in its entirety in one (1) sitting.
your placement results
When do I get the results of the language placement
results of a language placement test are available for pickup
at the front desk immediately upon the completion of the
How long are my test scores valid?
Your language test scores are valid for two (2) years.
What is the language test Re-Test Policy?
You may re-take the language test once every sixty (60) days.
We do not charge any re-testing fees for language tests.
Test results MUST be printed before you
leave the testing center!
not close the internet browser window. Let a test center proctor
know you have completed your test and need your results printed.
If you accidentally close the browser window before you print
your scores, we will need to contact our language placement coordinator
to get a copy of your scores, and this could delay your registration
for the language course you want to take.
My test results indicate that I should
take a speaking test - what next?
If you are placed into a language at the 202 level, please
contact the instructor of the course you intend to register for
to arrange a speaking test. The results of the speaking test will
determine whether you are qualified to take a course at or above
the 202 level.
your test results to the Admissions/Records Office
you place into a language at the 102, 201, or 202 level and DO
NOT take a speaking test, submit your results to the Admissions/Records
office in 'Ilima 102 for an override to register for the course.
If you took a speaking test with the instructor, he
or she will determine your final placement level. Once the instructor
determines your final placement level, take those results to the
Admissions/Records office in 'Ilima 102 for an override to register
for the course.
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