Korean Placement Test

Updated March 2024


Students seeking to demonstrate proficiency through examination or seeking placement based on prior study must take these exams when offered in the fall.  Please note that the placement test is only available for the fall semester.

Placement Exam Dates for Fall 2024

  • July 1st at 9 am - July 31st at 12 pm

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

  •  Placement Tests for Fall 2024 Semester: July 1st, 9 am - July 31st, 12 pm


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. Results will be provided by 5 pm on August 5th.

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 accessing the test after contacting Lingco, please complete the Placement Test Support Form to request help. 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