Korean Placement Test

Updated March 2022


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

Test Components

The Korean test includes three components:

1. Online Placement Test: use link at the bottom of this page
2.Writing Test: Canvas (student writing upload). 
3. Oral Interview: via Zoom

  *Note: Students who completed the online placement test and writing test will be scheduled for an interview via Zoom and will be notified by email.

If you cannot take the Oral/Writing Test, please contact the language coordinator prior to that date. Questions regarding the examinations or courses can be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Seungja Choi.

Further information about placement testing and the use of placement scores at Yale can be found here.

General Information for Online Testing

Dates for Online Testing

  • Early Placement Testing for Fall 2022 (Returning Students Only): Monday, March 21 at 9:00 am (EDT) through Thursday, March 31 at 12:00 noon (EDT).

  •  Placement Tests for Fall 2022 Semester: Friday, July 1 at 9:00 am (EDT) through Friday, July 29 at 12:00 noon (EDT).


Unless otherwise noted, placement results are provided in one of the following ways: 1) shown on-screen upon completion of the test, 2) posted to Canvas prior to the start of the semester, or 3) distributed by faculty from the department.

Technical Requirements for Online Testing

Mobile devices are not supported for the online placement tests. You should use a computer with a current version of MacOS or Windows and a recently updated browser.  For Mac users, Chrome or Firefox browser is preferred.

Technical Support

Live support for Lingco is available during regular business hours through the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If you still have problems after contacting Lingco support, please complete the Placement Test Support Form to request help from the Yale Center for Language Study.

Please note that technical support for online tests is available during all Yale workdays. On weekends and holidays, you may expect a response on the next workday. For a list of Official Yale Holidays, check the online calendar.

Academic Honesty

Before taking the placement test, please read Yale College’s policy on academic honesty.

Test Link

After checking that your computer meets the technical requirements above, click the test link below (if you log in outside the stated test dates, the test may be unavailable).

Test Link