Welcome to the Elliott School Chinese Diagnostic Exam homepage at The George Washington University. The series of diagnostic tests below gauge your general vocabulary/grammar/functional knowledge and reading skills to help you determine whether additional language study is needed prior to taking the Chinese Language Proficiency exam.
Create a free Quia account. To do this, go to the Quia Web site. Click the link labeled "Create my free account." Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. Record or memorize your username and password. When you are done, press the "Create my account" button. You should now be in your account information page. Type in the class code BBEMNP844 at the bottom of the page and press the "Add class" button. Now you're done! Come back to this page and read the instructions below.
Read the following instructions carefully.
• DO NOT receive assistance from anyone else to answer any of the exam questions. This exam must be a reflection of your own knowledge of the Chinese language.
• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries and textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.
Now take Level 6 Test below. You will be given 40 minutes to complete it.
When you are done, print out the score (percentage). If you cannot print out the score at this point, do not worry. With your username and password, you can always go back to your account page and print out the score.
Consult the information below to find out if you need additional language instruction/practice.
• If your score on Level 6 Test equals or exceeds 65%, maintain and improve your current level on your own. You may be ready to take the proficiency exam.
• If your score is below 65%, you may need to take one or more courses to satisfy your degree requirement. Move down to Level 4 and try again to see if you get a 65% or better score. Keep moving up and down to find the level that is the closest to your proficiency and then choose a level-appropriate course accordingly. You may want to see the instructor before registering for a course (we suggest that you bring a recent writing sample with you if you do).