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Language Proficiency Exams

Non-credit foreign language proficiency certification (Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Cantonese) may be used to satisfy Penn State foreign language requirements.

Requests for proficiency testing (use this form)  are to be submitted to the Asian Studies Department with the fee ($60) paid at Language Proficiency before the examination is administered.  Exam dates are posted on the Asian Studies website.

General exam questions can be sent to Becky Cross () or Mary Price ()

For Chinese Language exam questions,  contact Yupeng Kou ().

For Japanese language exam questions, contact Haruko Iwami (hui3@psu.edu).

For Korean language exam questions, contact Hyun Soon Cho-Min  (hyunmin@psu.edu).

For Hindi and Bengali exam questions, contact Suchismita Sen (

For questions about this policy, contact the School of Languages and Literatures.