Japanese Placement Test
The online placement test will be available from 9am (EST) July 1st through 5pm (EST) August 15th.
Who should take the placement test:
- Students who have studied Japanese before and/or used Japanese at home and wish to place into L2 (Elementary Japanese spring semester) or a higher level Japanese course.
- Students who have returned from Japanese programs abroad (for a summer, semester or year) and wish to skip a course by placing into a level higher than the one they would have proceeded to take after their last course taken at Yale.
- Students who wish to resume Japanese study in class after being absent for one semester or more.
- Students who have no prior knowledge of Japanese and wish to take L1 (Elementary Japanese in the fall semester) need not to take the test. Such students should simply start attending L1 at the beginning of the semester.
This five to ten minute interview takes place on August 27th, between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will contact you by the interview day with the specific time for your interview. Please come to 432 Temple Street, Room 102 before your interview time and wait until you are called. For those who have a conflict for some reason, we will schedule an interview on an alternative time or/and date. Please follow the instruction written in “STEP 1” of “TO TAKE ONLINE TEST” below.
The test is for students of all proficiency levels, from the elementary to the most advanced, and may contain items beyond your level. You may leave unanswered any questions you don’t understand, but try to answer as many questions as you can.