Indonesian Proficiency & Placement

Proficiency and Placement Assessments measure your ability in a language and is used to satisfy or waive language requirements. It also can determine which language class is appropriate for your background and ability. 

The department does not offer either Proficiency or Placement to those outside the University.

Please read carefully and thoroughly!

(For more information on Indonesian language courses and answers to frequently asked questions, see the Indonesian Language Courses page.)

Proficiency & Placement

For registered UW students to waive the one-year UW foreign language requirement they must participate in the Indonesian Language Oral Proficiency Assessment. This assessment may also require you to read or write. 

Steps to take the Indonesian Language Oral Proficiency Assessment:

Send an email to the Indonesian language instructor Desiana Pauli Sandjaja at with your (1) name, (2) student ID #, (3) e-mail address, to set up an appointment.


For registered UW students who have some experience with or exposure to the Indonesian language and would like to continue their studies, you should also take the Indonesian Language Oral Proficiency Assessment. The instructor will then be able to determine your level of proficiency in the Indonesian language and accurately place you into the correct course.  



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