Chinese Enrolment and Placement Testing

The Chinese Studies Program conducts diagnostic placement tests to ensure that new students who have studied Chinese before enrol at the level most appropriate for their current language proficiency. Students with no previous Chinese language background, students unable to read or write any Chinese or students who have completed at least three years of Chinese secondary education (in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan) are not required to take a placement test.

On your enrolment day:

  1. If you are an absolute beginner you may enrol without approval in Chinese Introductory 1 ATS1001.
  2. If you are unable to read or write Chinese but are able to speak and understand some form of Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien etc.) you should contact the unit coordinator to obtain authorisation to enrol in Chinese introductory for background speakers ATS1905/1906 (see below). You are not required to take the placement test.
  3. If you have completed IB or VCE L2 (Basic stream) Chinese Units 3/4 you may provisionally enrol in Chinese Intermediate 1 ATS2003. You are required to sit the placement test to confirm your entry level.
  4. If you have completed IB or VCE L2 (Advanced stream) or VCE L1 Chinese Units 3/4, or if you have studied Chinese overseas, you may provisionally enrol in Chinese Proficient 1 ATS2005. You are required to sit the placement test to confirm your entry level
  5. If you have completed VCE L1 Chinese Units 3/4 you may provisionally enrol in Chinese Advanced 3 ATS3009. You are required to sit the placement test to confirm your entry level.
  6. If you have completed at least three years of Chinese secondary education (in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan) you may enrol in Chinese advanced 5 or 6 or in Chinese translation unit. Please contact the unit coordinator for enrolment approval.

To complete the online questionnaire and placement test please go to:

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/chinese/chinese-placement-test/

The questionnaire and test function best in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers.

For further information you may contact any of the following Chinese Studies unit coordinators:

Chinese introductory 1 & 2 ATS1001/1002

Mr Scott Grant

Room S522, scott.grant@monash.edu, 9905 2950

Chinese introductory for background speakers ATS1905/1906

Dr Hui Huang

Room S517, hui.huang@monash.edu, 9905 2211

Chinese intermediate 1 & 2 ATS2003/2004

Dr Robert Irving

Room S513, robert.irving@monash.edu, 9905 2227

Chinese proficient 1 & 2 ATS2005/2006

Dr Lijun Bi

Room S528, lijun.bi@monash.edu 9905 8132

Chinese advanced 1 & 2 ATS3007/3008

Dr Hui Huang

Room S517, hui.huang@monash.edu, 9905 2211

Chinese advanced 3–6 ATS3009/10 and ATS3010/3011

Ms Hui Xu

Room S521A, hui.xu@monash.edu, 9905 5467

Chinese translation

Mr Chunming Shan

Room S515, chunming.shan@monash.edu, 9905 5365

Chinese translation

Ms Hailan Paulsen

Room S518, hailan.paulsen@monash.edu, 9905 8066

Chinese translation

Ms Candy Wang

Room S521, candy.wang@monash.edu, 9902 0212

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View online answers and submit an enquiry with ask.monash at https://my.monash.edu.au/askmonash/
Phone: +61 3 9902 6011