Language placement test

Students with previous ‘language experience or exposure’ are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.

Relevant past experience includes:

  • Previous study of the language
  • Being exposed to the language in childhood
  • Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
  • The language being spoken in your home (even if you don’t speak it)
Language Date/Time/Location Registration


Contact Dr Yuri Takahashi before 15 February, 2019 to arrange a suitable placement level.


Date: 10 January - 10 February 2019.

To arrange a placement test, please send Ms. Xiao Yu a photo of your entire passport page containing your place of birth, along with your mobile number and email address.

Chinese (Mandarin)

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 2.00 - 5.00pm

Location: Baldessin Precinct Building, Room W121.

Registrations are open now and will close 5pm on 20 February 2019.

For enquiries contact CAP Student Centre

Register here



Date: Thursday 21 February 2019;

  • Written test - 10.00am
  • Spoken test will be held in the afternoon. Please contact CAP Student Centre to book a slot for the spoken test. 

All students must take both the written and the spoken test.


Date: 10 January 2019 - 11.59pm 3 March 2019

The Japanese placement test will be conducted online. A link will be made available here prior to 10 January.


Students with previous Japanese study (formal or informal) or background who are taking Japanese classes at the ANU for the first time should sit the test. If you have previously taken classes at the ANU, you do not need to sit the test. Please take the next class in the course sequence.


Students with valid u#s will be able to self-enrol in the ANU Nihongo wattle page where they will find the link to the Japanese language placement test.


For cross institutional students, please contact for further details.


Date: 21 February 2019


The test comprises a written component, to be held in the morning, followed by a 10 minute meeting with the Convenor.

Contact the CAP Student Centre by 5pm, 19 February 2019 to book an individual time-slot with the Convenor.


If you wish to enter Sanskrit 3 (SKRT2103/6160) but have not completed Sanskrit 2 (SKRT1003/6103), contact Dr McComas Taylor before 22 February 2019 to arrange a placement test.


Contact Numtip Lyons before 22 February 2019 to arrange a  placement test.


Date: 18-22 February 2019

Contact Dr Bao Thai to register.


Date: 21 February 2019

Contact Dr Peter Friedlander to register.

Other Languages Contact the CAP Student Centre

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