Take the Indonesian language placement test to determine what level of language studies you should be starting at.
Who needs to take the Placement Test?
Language subjects are organized in a progressive sequence of units. Entry and exit points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the language program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Spring entry is also possible into Indonesian language classes with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the coordinator of the Indonesian language program.
Students with no prior knowledge of Malay do not need to take the placement test. Malay is here defined as any variety of the Malay language which includes bahasa Indonesia, bahasa Malaysia, and any other variant of bahasa Melayu including those spoken in Brunei Darussalam, East Timor and Singapore. Students who have lived in any of the four Malay speaking countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and East Timor), and any student with some prior knowledge of Indonesian or Malay who wishes to enroll in an Indonesian language class for the first time is required to complete a placement test. Based on the responses, students will be placed directly into the most appropriate language class. Depending on the test results, some students may also be asked to provide a sample of writing and/or attend an interview with program staff members to determine the most suitable course to enroll in.
It is the responsibility of all prospective Indonesian language students to enroll according to the outcome of the testing that determines the appropriate level of enrollment.
It is also important to note that placement test results are provisional and academic staff have the right to re-enroll students in an alternative level of language study on the basis of academic performance in the first two weeks following enrollment. Students who do not follow the process outlined here and who enroll in an inappropriate language level will be moved to the appropriate language level as determined by coordinator of the Indonesian language program. Students who wish to dispute the level at which they have been placed must do so in writing to the coordinator of the Indonesian language program who will provide a written response.
In order to determine the appropriate level for your future Indonesian language studies, please complete the following self-assessment test and return it to kozok [at] mailbox.org.
Download the Indonesian language placement test here: