To complete your placement assessment, you must take both the written and oral tests. The online written portion of the placement test must be taken before the oral test.
The recommended time to take this online test is one and a half hours. Please allow enough time to take the entire test in a single sitting.
Note: you must take the online written portion of the placement test before you take the oral test.
Chinese uses the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) developed by the Language Center and consistent with guidelines published by the Center for Applied Linguistics. This is a digital audio recorded interview with an accompanying booklet. Each interview is then assessed by trained raters.
Important note: Test begins promptly at the specified time. Doors close 10 minutes prior.
You do not need to sign up for the oral test in advance.
Bring your Stanford ID card to the test.