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Reading Proficiency « Graduate Studies

Demonstrating Reading Proficiency in Chinese, Japanese or Korean

MA and PhD students wishing to use Chinese, Japanese or Korean to fulfill a reading proficiency requirement should first give some thought to how they wish to use the language in research.  The main purpose of the reading proficiency requirement is to demonstrate that the student will be able to use primary sources written in their chosen language to conduct research in his or her field.  All students should read the section in the University Graduate School Bulletin on Foreign Languages and Research Skills.

Once the student and his or her advisor decide that Chinese, Japanese or Korean will be an appropriate research language, the student should determine which method of proficiency demonstration will be best.

There are several means of demonstrating reading proficiency in one of the EALC languages:

Contact Information

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Goodbody Hall, Room 230
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005