Placement Exam

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Hyangwonjeong Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace

Students seeking to demonstrate proficiency through examination or seeking placement based on prior study must take these exams when offered in the fall.

We offer an program-wide official placement exam only for fall semester. However, individuals who are interested in taking placement exam for spring semester should send inquiries to the program coordinator, Angela Lee-Smith ( to schedule

*Light Fellowship returnees who consider taking a Korean language course at Yale are required to take the placement exams AND to submit an official transcript sent directly from your site program to the Program Coordinator, Angela Lee-Smith (

The Korean test includes three components:
(1) Online component: 9:00 am (EST), July 1 to 5:00 pm (EST), August  15                    (2) Oral Interview Test AND
(3) Writing Test

Oral Interview Test and Writing Test:
Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Center for Language Study, 370 Temple St. Come to Rm B21 first for the Writing part at 9AM and  then come to Rm106 for Oral Interview. You will be given a time slot ticket for your interview.

If you cannot take the placement exam on Sunday, August 26th, please contact the language coordinator prior to that date. Questions regarding the examinations or courses can be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Angela Lee-Smith (

Prior to taking the test please review the Yale College policy on academic honesty and be sure all technical requirements are met.

Online Test Technical Requirements: Do not use an electronic tablet to complete the exam. We strongly recommend using the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser. For technical support with this test, complete the Placement Test Support Form.

 Please open the page using the Google Chrome browser, then click here and log in with your Yale NetID and password to access the online Korean exam. Click here