Placement Test for Thai language classes at UH
Please e-mail the week before the start of each semester to discuss and set up an appointment for the placement test.
All Thai language classes at UH are “integrated skills” classes, i.e., all skills are taught (Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing).
If you know some Thai or have had formal Thai classes and are not sure which Thai classes offered at UH is the right class for you, to give you some idea, you can download the following “Thai Language Self Assessment” questions (a fillable pdf file), containing self-assessment statements on 4 skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
- If you say “yes” to some of the A1 statements, you most likely are equivalent to those completing Thai 102.
- If you say “yes” to ALL of the A1 statements and MOST of the A2, you most likely are equivalent to those completing Thai 202.
- If you say “yes” to ALL of the A2 statements and some of the B1 statements, you most likely are equivalent to those completing Thai 302.
- If you say “yes” to MOST of the B1 statements, you most likely are equivalent to those completing Thai 402.
Back Credit Policy
Students placed at levels above the 101 level in a second or foreign language offered at UHM can receive, at no additional cost, credits for the course(s) they are exempted from upon completing the next course in the sequence with a letter grade of C (not C-) or better. Those whose level is above that of 202, including native speakers of the languages, can receive credit for the 4-semester course sequence provided they complete, with a letter grade of C (not C-) or better, any course above 202 in any field in which the student makes significant use of the language, (e.g., history, literature, culture, language, Hawaiian Studies, anthropology, education, or musicology courses). The judgment as to significant use should normally be made by the instructor of the course the student has taken.
Additional restrictions apply. Read the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures policy and check with the appropriate language department for details.
- The language course must be taken for a letter grade. Courses offered as Credit/No Credit may not be used.
- Back credits may be earned for ONLY ONE language and will be based on the first instance of taking a course in that language at UHM.