The Chinese Studies Program conducts online 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 are not required to take a placement test and may enrol without approval at Introductory level.
or telephone the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics general office on 9905 2223
|French Studies||See French Studies website for information on placement tests which can be taken at any time:
French placement test
|German||German Studies, undergraduates
The diagnostic test for first year German students will be administered as a self-assessment tool. Students are required to access the Goethe Institute website at
The test comprises 30 questions. Students are required to follow the prompts and record their score out of a total of 30. Students with a score of 25 or above are encouraged to enrol in level 7 (ATS1097), 20-24 level 5 (ATS1095) and less than 20 in level 3 (ATS1093). Maximum time allowed is 20 minutes. Supporting materials – dictionaries, grammar guides, word lists etc. – are not permitted.
Please note that it is in the student’s interest to follow the test guidelines. A distorted score as a result of external assistance will result in incorrect placement.
|Spanish and Latin American Studies||For more information, and to take an online placement test, see:|
Indonesian placement interviews consist of a) a general online survey – approximately 15-20 minutes and b) an interview which can be done in pairs or individually – approximately 10 minutes. Both are conducted in Indonesian.
Contact email: Yacinta.Kurniasih@monash.edu
Students who have studied Italian previously are required to take an online placement test.
|Japanese||Go to the following website to find out which Japanese level you will enrol in: What level of Japanese should I enrol in?|
Students who have studied little or no Korean would normally enrol in ATS1171 Korean 1 and ATS1172 Korean 2. If you are a beginner in studying Korean, you do not need to take a placement test. However, you must take the test if you have studied Korean before.
Students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian enrol in ATS1211 and ATS1212.
Students who have studied Ukrainian to Victorian Certificate of Education level, or can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence, enrol in ATS1215 and ATS1216.