For Current Students


The 2016 Japanese and Chinese Language Placement exam will be conducted:

Thursday, August 25

Breidenbaugh Hall, 209

9AM - Written Exam with oral exams to follow until 12:00PM

Students entering the 200-level or above in Japanese or Chinese language courses for the first time are required to take the language placement exam.  This allows the professors to assess skill level for appropriate course placement.  The exam is both written and oral.  Students will be asked to take the written portion of the exam first and will then meet individually with the professor for the oral exam. 

Students who have not previously studied the language and are enrolled in a 100-level language course are not required to take the exam.

Resources For Students Studying Japanese

Resources For Students Studying Chinese

Additional Resources:

In addition to specialized online resources for those studying Japanese and Chinese, some links may be of interest to all Asian Studies students:

Asian Student Alliance

The Asian Student Alliance at Gettysburg College strives to provide the campus with a community to discuss, exchange, and share Asian student interests, issues, and experiences.

International Club

The mission of the International Club is to promote a multicultural exchange of perspectives between international and American students, faculty, administrators, staff, and members of the local community.

Language Resource Center

Located in Breidenbaugh Hall, the center offers everything from peer tutoring to space for collaboration to electronic resources.


An online journal featuring work of Gettysburg College foreign language students, including research, creative writing, and photography.

Musselman Library Asian Art Collection

Including some 2,000 objects from across Asia, ranging from approximately 1700 BCE to the 20th century.

Center for Career Development

The on-campus source for networking, internships, career counseling and much more.

Student Opportunity Center

The Student Opportunity Center provides undergraduate students with a central hub for thousands of resources such as Events (conferences, seminars, workshops), Publications (student/academic journals), and Experimental Learning (intern-programs, grants, scholarships).

Language Tables

FALL 2016

Japanese Language Table: 

Meets every Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Specialty Dining during the Spring 2016 semester. Bring your lunch.

Chinese Language Table:  

Meets every other Tuesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Specialty Dining during the Spring 2016 semester. Bring your lunch.